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With a New Law, Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Finally Have Legal Recourse

For more than 30 years, the drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with a cocktail of dangerous toxins linked to cancer, leukemia, Parkinson’s disease and other serious medical conditions. Now after intense lobbying by veteran’s groups and others, victims of Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water have legal recourse for compensation.

On Wednesday, the bi-partisan Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 was signed into law. This law, which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, allows veterans and their family members who developed cancer and other serious conditions to seek financial compensation from the federal government. Victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune will have two years to file suit.

RPWB lawyers represent Camp Lejeune water contamination victims and are investigating new cases. We are seeking veterans and their family members who spent at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and developed any of the following conditions: kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer, bladder cancer, Parkinson’s disease or major cardiac birth defects. Our firm has a wealth of experience in representing veterans, including serving in leadership of the national 3M earplugs lawsuit. Please contact us for a free, no obligation case review to discuss your new legal options.

What does this new Camp Lejeune water contamination law actually do?

With the passage of the Honoring Our Pact ACT, the federal government acknowledges the health effects caused by decades of water contamination at Camp Lejeune and provides compensation to people who developed serious diseases after drinking the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987. The law allows victims to demand compensation, first in an administrative process and then in Federal Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina if the claim is not settled administratively.

In addition to the new legal recourse for Camp Lejeune water victims, the Honoring Our PACT Act greatly expands the services provided by the VA to veterans harmed by toxic substances in other instances. Click here to visit the VA website to learn more about the law and new benefits owed to veterans.

What was in the water at Camp Lejeune?

For three decades, routine water testing at Camp Lejeune showed unacceptable levels of toxins such as Benzene, Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), Trichloroethylene (TCE), Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE), and vinyl chloride. These substances are known to cause a host of medical problems, including: kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer, bladder cancer, Parkinson’s disease or major cardiac birth defects. Many thousands of people bathed in and consumed this contaminated water while assigned to Camp Lejeune.

Click here for more information about the source of the Camp Lejeune water contamination.

How do I join the Camp Lejeune lawsuit?

Action is required for you to join the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit. RPWB would be honored to represent you and your family as we seek compensation for Camp Lejeune water victims nationwide. RPWB’s attorneys proudly represent our current and former military heroes. In addition to our efforts to help people who suffered from health effects caused by contaminated drinking water on Camp Lejeune, our attorneys also represent many service personnel and veterans who developed hearing loss as a result of faulty 3M earplugs. In fact, RPWB serves in leadership capacity of the national lawsuit.

RPWB is a 2022 U.S. News Best Law Firm and is the top-listed product liability law firm in South Carolina according to Best Lawyers. We have a reputation for successfully handling complex litigation that benefits people harmed through no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one spent time at Camp Lejeune and developed kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer, bladder cancer, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease or major cardiac birth defects, please contact us without delay for a free, no-obligation case review. You may call us 24/7 at 1-866-639-0366 or fill out the form below.

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      Congress Passes Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Law

      Over a 34-year period, many thousands of Marines and their families were exposed to dangerous water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. After a long wait, justice may finally be in sight.

      Congress approved bi-partisan legislation on Tuesday night that will clear the way for veterans and their families to seek compensation in federal court for health problems caused by decades of water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

      The Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 is expected to be signed into law by President Biden, and will mark a major expansion of veterans’ healthcare. In addition to the well-publicized help for burn pit victims, it includes provisions that allow veterans and their families to seek financial compensation for cancer or other serious illnesses caused by consuming contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.

      If you served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during that time period and subsequently developed cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, or a number of other serious conditions, you may be eligible for financial relief. The new law will enable veterans and their families to file suit in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

      RPWB attorneys are proud to represent current and former members of our nation’s armed forces, including those harmed by dangerous water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Our law firm is investigating potential cases on behalf of men and women who served, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days and subsequently developed cancer or other serious medical issues.

      Water testing at Camp Lejeune in the 1980s revealed the presence of several toxic substances in the water. The main pollutants in Camp Lejeune’s water from 1957 to 1987 were Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and Trichloroethylene (TCE). Exposure to these substances can cause such cancers as kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer and bladder cancer.  Exposure can also lead to Parkinson’s disease, systemic sclerosis/scleroderma and major cardiac birth defects. Many thousands of people bathed in and consumed contaminated water while assigned to Camp Lejeune.

      Click here for more information about Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits.

      If you or a loved one spent time at Camp Lejeune and developed any of the above health conditions, you may have a claim. Please contact us without delay for a free, no-obligation case review.

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        Were you or your loved one diagnosed with a health condition you believe was the result of contaminated water?
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        If so, what was the diagnosed condition?
        Has the injured person ever worked for a dry cleaning business?
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        RPWB Helps Our Military Heroes

        RPWB’s attorneys proudly represent our current and former military heroes. In addition to our efforts to help people who suffered from health effects caused by contaminated drinking water on Camp Lejeune, our attorneys also represent many service personnel and veterans who developed hearing loss as a result of faulty 3M earplugs. In fact, RPWB serves in leadership capacity of the national lawsuit.

        RPWB is a 2022 U.S. News Best Law Firm and is the top-listed product liability law firm in South Carolina according to Best Lawyers. We have a reputation for successfully handling complex litigation that benefits people harmed through no fault of their own.

        If you or a loved one spent time at Camp Lejeune and developed kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer, bladder cancer, systemic sclerosis/scleroderma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease or major cardiac birth defects, please contact us without delay for a free, no-obligation case review. You may call us 24/7 at 1-866-639-0366 or use the form on this page.

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