In the US Congress, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is currently being debated. Due to harmful chemicals at Camp Lejeune, an estimated 900,000 veterans, family members, and neighbouring residents may have been exposed to dangerous drinking water. A number of health issues are linked to the water poisoning, which has been linked to industrial spills, subterranean storage tanks, and an off-base dry cleaner.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was signed into law by President Joe Biden, it finally opens the door to legal claims for anyone damaged by the four decades of tainted drinking water on the Marine Corps post in North Carolina and file a camp lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
If you served in North Carolina at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, you might have come into contact with toxins in the water supply there. The development of specific disorders later in life has been linked to exposure to these toxins during military service, according to scientific and medical evidence. You may be eligible for disability settlement if you’ve served in a qualified capacity at Camp Lejeune and have a current diagnosis of one of the following diseases.
As a result of the Act, people who came into contact with contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, including veterans who had previously been turned down by the VA, are now eligible to sue in federal court for the damages they have sustained.
Individuals exposed to and damaged by the contaminated water (including unborn children) will have an avenue to submit a claim against the U.S. Government and perhaps receive monetary settlement, pending enactment of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. A claim may be made if a person served, resided, and/or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 and then had one of the following injuries:
You can claim settlement by offering evidence to support your VA disability claim, such as:
Depending on the kind of claim you submit, you can either compile proof on your own or enlist our assistance.
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Although most of the polluted wells in the Camp Lejeune area were sealed off by 1985, some people continue to experience long-term health consequences from the chemicals present in the water resulting in filing a camp lejeune toxic water lawsuit.
Veterans whose exposure to the contaminated water had led to health issues were granted more than $2 billion in disability benefits by the federal government in 2017.
The VA has long provided afflicted families with disability benefits, but the majority of petitions are turned down for a variety of reasons. Many veterans still think the system needs fixing, and they are supportive of the proposed legislation.
If you or a loved one believes they are entitled to settlement, contact the camp lejeune attorneys at Connect2attorney to schedule a free consultation today.
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