About Camp Lejeune Lawsuits and Claims
Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina. During the 1950s and 1960s, several water sources on the base became contaminated with toxic chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. These chemicals are known to cause cancer, leukemia, kidney disease, and other serious illnesses.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 made it possible for people injured by these toxic chemicals to seek compensation for their injuries. Scout Law Group is helping victims and their families file claims to recover the money they deserve.
The Claims Process Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act
The first step in the claims process is filing a claims form. Working with a lawyer who understands the complete process can help you submit the correct documentation to prove your claim. You must submit all claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act before August 10, 2024.
You will need proof of qualifying illness and evidence of time served at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1953 and 1987. Additionally, family members must provide proof of relationship to the veteran and documentation they lived on base during the exposure.
Who can file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Claim?
Those able to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit claim include service members, family members, and staff that lived and worked on the base between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
If you meet these criteria and suffer a serious health condition, you may be eligible for compensation. Camp Lejeune's toxic water has been associated with numerous cancers and other serious health conditions, including the following:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Breast cancer
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurological disorders, including Parkinson's
- Brain cancer
- Infertility and miscarriage
How can I file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Claim?
The Scout Law Group team will discuss your case details, collect the documentation needed to file a claim, and file a claim on your behalf. We will then help you obtain the best possible settlement or take your case to trial to pursue the compensation you deserve.
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Camp Lejeune Lawsuit & Claims Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows you to file a claim for compensation if you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 and suffered injuries from the toxic water.
Are there deadlines for filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
The deadline to file a claim under The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is two years from the Act's enactment date, which is August 10, 2022. The Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) has six months to review your claim. If your claim is denied, you can then file a lawsuit.
How much can I get from a Camp Lejeune claim or lawsuit?
You may be compensated for damages including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. While there is still not enough data to assess an average settlement amount, the attorneys at Scout Law Group can discuss an estimate based on our experience. We will consider all the unique elements of your case and help you pursue the maximum possible results.
If you were exposed to toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune and have health issues, you may qualify for legal action.
If you got cancer or had other health problems because of the water at Camp Lejeune, you might be eligible for compensation.