Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
For over thirty years, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with volatile organic compounds known to cause life-threatening illnesses. Unsuspecting military service members and their families used the water to drink, cook, and shower. This unknowingly exposed them to carcinogenic chemicals that made thousands sick and killed many.
Thankfully, after a years-long court battle, relief is on the way. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 provides former Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base military, their families, residents, and civilian workers the right to seek compensation from the United States government.
If this act passes, you and your family may be eligible to receive compensation for the suffering you experienced. We realize that your physical injuries and mental anguish cannot be undone. Fortunately, Craig Swapp & Associates represents victims who can finally be able to overcome the devastating personal losses caused by this national tragedy.
Why Did Getting Justice for Military Families Take So Long?
Historically, members of the U.S. military have not been allowed to pursue lawsuits against the government for injuries or illnesses sustained during their time in the service. Yet, in 2011, it was clear that the situation at Camp Lejeune was particularly serious. Because of this, a class action lawsuit was filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Unfortunately, even though the 2011 lawsuit had merit, it was dismissed. The North Carolina statute of repose prevented victims from bringing the lawsuit. Veterans and families were left to suffer and had to pay for their own medical bills at a time when skyrocketing healthcare costs devasted their finances.
Now, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has emerged to empower military veterans and other victims who want to file lawsuits. If the act passes, you may have grounds for compensation for your suffering.
Years of suffering, both physically and mentally, may be compensated for. Veterans may be due compensation for medical bills, wages while unable to work due to illness, and a loss of quality of life, among other damages.
If you have been affected, one phone call to our compassionate personal injury attorneys can help you prepare for a case if the act passes. Taking that first step may be intimidating, but the potential for recovery under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 will be significant for many. Please don’t hesitate to take action on your behalf or on behalf of a loved one.
Who Qualifies to Participate in Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
Because liability is established within the act, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be easier than you think. Victims and their lawyers are simply tasked with proving residency or exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. You’ll also need to prove that your injury was related to your time there.
Importantly, your presence at Camp Lejeune does not have to be continuous. If you visited the area for a total of thirty days during the above timeframe, you can participate in the litigation as long as you have a qualifying injury. These injuries may include the following:
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Adult leukemia
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Parkinson’s disease
Other residents, workers, and visitors to the Camp Lejeune area who fell ill after being exposed to contaminated water and volatile organic compounds will be relieved to know that they will also be taken care of as long as they meet certain criteria.
Affected by Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune? Seek Answers with an Injury Attorney
Our veterans who risked their lives to serve our country deserve better than knowing exposure to contaminated water. You shouldn’t be forced to endure severe illnesses alone.
We advocate for veterans around the country. We understand that military service members often relocate, and we’re ready to help no matter where you are. If you want to learn more about how to file a claim or have other questions, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. There are others preparing for Camp Lejeune lawsuits so they’ll be ready if the act passes.
Contact Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or by completing our online contact form below. We’re proud to offer free consultations for our valued military service members and their families as well as anyone who has suffered injuries after exposure to toxic chemical agents in the water at Camp Lejeune.