Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuit Attorneys in Wilmington
Suffering from Camp Lejeune water exposure?
Did you or a loved one live or serve at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River between 1953 and 1987? Over one (1) million people who lived or worked there were exposed to toxic chemicals and solvents. Many of these toxins have been linked to serious health problems.
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Congress recently passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 creating a legal claim for the estimated millions of people exposed to these toxins. Our team of local lawyers are currently reviewing and accepting these Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered or died from cancer or other illnesses after spending time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Large national law firms are going to be heavily advertising in our area for these lawsuits. Don’t just be another case number, hire a local attorney who understands the area and the significant impact this tragedy has had on our community. Let our lawyers represent you to get justice and the compensation you deserve.
Call us at (910) 490-4303 for your consultation and to start your case today.
Legal Consultations for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits
The lawyers at Horton & Mendez, Injury Attorneys are offering consultations for veterans, their families, contractors, and others who may have been exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Call or message us to learn more about your case, including:
- If you qualify based on your time at Camp Lejeune and exposure
- What presumptive illnesses count for claiming compensation
- How the new laws work
- How we can represent you to bring a claim for financial compensation
- Key differences between current veteran’s benefits and the new law – so you can claim damages and compensation, not just benefits!
- How Horton & Mendez, Injury Attorneys can help you with all aspects of your claim, including investigating, building the evidence, filing your action, representing you in court, and negotiating your settlement
Our lawyers are experienced in personal injury claims with a track record of success. We are prepared to aggressively represent Camp Lejeune toxic water victims. Contact us at (910) 490-4303 or message us to discuss your case.
What effects did the Camp Lejeune contamination have on humans?
Camp Lejeune contamination caused thousands of victims to suffer from various health problems, including cancers, leukemia, and Parkinson’s. The water contained toxins at levels far beyond safe for humans. Consuming these toxins, and suffering other exposure through water use, has been linked to thousands of veterans and their families developing cancer, other illnesses, and disease.
What diseases did the Camp Lejeune water contamination cause?
The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs has published a list of presumptive illnesses linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination. Recognized illnesses include:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
These are just some of the problems that may result from the toxic water contamination. If you have experienced health problems, including dental issues, birth defects, anemia, kidney damage, miscarriage, and other illnesses, we invite you to contact our team of local lawyers to review your situation.
What is the Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit about?
Thousands of veterans and their families have lived and worked at Camp Lejeune. From the 1950s to the 1980s, these dutiful service members and their families were exposed to toxic water. The water contained harmful toxins, including:
- trichloroethylene (TCE)
- tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
- vinyl chloride (VC)
These dangerous chemicals are typically used in cleaning and metal degreasing. Because of the exposure, victims began suffering from serious health problems, including various cancers.
The Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit allows victims to sue and recover damages. Previously, qualifying veterans could receive only VA benefits related to a limited range of health problems resulting from service at Camp Lejeune.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act greatly expands the relief and protections available for Camp Lejeune victims. It allows victims, including family members, to bring lawsuits through the courts for compensation. Victims now have a path to get justice. Call today to speak with a Camp Lejeune water exposure injury lawyer to discuss your potential claim.
Latest News on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination 2022
As of July 2022, the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate have passed versions of the Honoring our PACT Act (Camp Lejeune Justice Act). Congress voted to pass the law by a clear margin – 84-14 in the Senate and 256-174 in the House. The votes pave the way for the bill to head to United States President Joe Biden for signature.
However, House members have challenged a slight variation between the House and Senate versions of the Act. They say that the Senate version adds a tax provision that only the House has the authority to add. The disagreement has stalled the bill from finalization, but lawmakers, the legal community, and victims alike expect final passage of the bill. Call today to speak with a local attorney about your claim.
Serving Our Veterans
The Horton & Mendez Injury Attorneys are here to serve our veterans who have served us. Illness because of toxic water exposure likely never occurred to you when you entered military service. And yet, you and your family may be suffering from serious health problems. Tragically, in many cases, Illnesses have even been fatal.
Our lawyers believe that providing quality legal representation for our veterans and all those impacted by this tragedy is an essential part of honoring our military members. It’s our goal to learn about you and your case. Then, we tailor our representation to your needs and your legal rights. Finally, we are local and here to serve each client.
You deserve nothing less than the justice that you have defended by serving our military. Contact us at (910) 490-4303 for a case review with our lawyers.
Filing a Camp Lejeune Justice Act Claim
If you are a:
- Veteran (or their legal representative)
- Family member
- Person who lived at or near Camp Lejeune
- Worker at Camp Lejeune
- Someone who was exposed in another way
You may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim. You must have been exposed for 30 or more days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
What’s in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
Key parts of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act are:
- People qualifying may file a legal claim in the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
- They may claim relief for illnesses that were caused, associated or linked to water exposure
- The plaintiff must show the relationship between the exposure and the illness, but illnesses that increased in likelihood because of exposure may be grounds for compensation
- The burden of proof is a preponderance of the evidence, more likely than not
- Claims must be filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The court has exclusive jurisdiction and venue to hear claims
- Punitive damages are not available
- Any statute of repose, which previously prevented North Carolina claims from moving forward, is inapplicable and no longer prevents a claim
- Time limits apply to filing a claim
*Based on H.R. 3967, The Honoring Our PACT Act
No Limitation on Disability Claims and Veterans Benefits
Bringing a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act does not stop you from getting Veterans Administration benefits, a disability award, or related payments. You may get the complete benefits you deserve with no limitation or penalty from bringing a claim under the Act. Note: A Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim is an exclusive tort remedy.
Fighting for veterans and families
At Horton & Mendez, we consider it a privilege to fight for veterans and their families. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows suffering families to have their cases heard and receive compensation.
You must act to receive compensation.
Time limits apply, so don’t wait to get started. Contact our team of local lawyers today to begin your claim.
Lawyers Taking New Camp Lejeune Claims
If you’re suffering from cancer or other medical problems after being at Camp Lejeune, you deserve outstanding legal representation. You may deserve compensation for your damages. The Horton & Mendez injury attorneys have been following the updates in the law. We are experienced injury lawyers who are proud of our track record for helping victims. We want to help you.
Contact us now to start your claim. Learn more about our track record of proven results. See how direct communication and a personal approach is key to our success. See how we can represent you with no fees unless you win. We’re dedicated to bringing your claim efficiently and working to ensure that you receive justice.
Our experienced team is ready to fight for you. Contact us at (910) 490-4303 or send us an email or message.