You might have heard about Camp Lejeune and the damage it has done to people. A law about it has been passed that mandates giving claims to those affected. Read more below.
What happened to Camp Lejeune?
From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.
The Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 states that for qualifying Veterans to receive all their health care (except dental care), they must have served on active duty at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, even if they don’t have a health condition that is presumed to be related to exposure. For individuals with one of the 15 medical conditions presumed to be related to exposure, there is no charge for care.
What Is Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
In 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was passed to provide justice for the victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune. The bill provides medical care and benefits to those affected by the contamination and established a fund to pay for the cleanup of the camp.
As mentioned above, those who resided at the base between August 1953 and December 1987 for 30 days can take and pursue legal action. Victims or their surviving family members may now qualify for damages caused by this tragic event.
But, justice is here. Let us help you file the claims.
Presumptive conditions for Camp Lejeune
Per the US Department of Veteran Affairs Public Health website, veterans who are experiencing other health conditions that they think may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune are encouraged to contact their primary care provider and to file a claim.
In accordance with the 2012 Camp Lejeune health care law, VA provides cost-free health care for certain conditions to Veterans who served at least 30 days of active duty at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.
Qualifying health conditions include:
Veterans eligible for health care under the 2012 Camp Lejeune health care law may enroll in VA health care and receive medical services for the 15 covered health conditions at no cost (including copayments).
Can I Qualify To Claim? How
This is a long-overdue piece of legislation that will finally provide justice to the victims of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
Answer first the questions:
- Did you or a family member reside or work near the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base for more than 30 days before 1988?
- Were any of the following injuries suffered after residing or working near Camp Lejeune?
Soriano Law LLC has been committed and compassionate to its clients to get the justice they deserve. If you answered yes to any of the above, please give us a call and we can give you a free consultation to help you file your claim.
Call 360-249-6174 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org now! We can help you file a claim.