Camp Lejeune Attorneys in Texas
Lawsuits for Toxic Exposure at Camp Lejeune
U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina has been linked to countless cases of toxic water exposure among military service members, their family members, and military contractors. With the passage of the PACT Act and the included Camp Lejeune Justice Act, military veterans and service members can now use civil action against Camp Lejeune and the federal government to demand compensation for their suffering and losses. The window to file a claim is brief – only two years from when President Biden signed the PACT Act – so it is important to speak with an attorney right away.
The Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. is proud to offer our legal counsel and representation to the brave military service members who spent time at Camp Lejeune. Please call (254) 938-6885 now to speak with one of our Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys about what happened, and to see if you are eligible to file a claim using the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
You could be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit if you:
- Served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
- Were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days total (not necessarily consecutive).
- Were diagnosed with cancer, a chronic disease, or a terminal illness; or,
- Were born with a birth injury and your parents spent time on Camp Lejeune; or,
- Lost a loved one to a fatal illness after they spent time on Camp Lejeune.
Our legal team can determine if other factors could affect your eligibility. Don’t assume that you can’t start a lawsuit because you don’t match an eligibility requirement. Get the help and answers you need by coming to our firm.
Contact us online now. Initial consultations are FREE for military service members. Thank you for your service!
Dangers of Camp Lejeune Water
Between 1953 and 1987, water from two different treatment plants on Camp Lejeune was dangerously contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A study from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) uncovered this harrowing truth, which prompted corrective action. However, the federal government did next to nothing to inform military service members who had spent time at Camp Lejeune that they had been exposed to potentially life-threatening levels of VOCs, possibly for decades.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that repeated or heavy VOC exposure can cause:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Bladder cancer
- Higher risk of birth injury
- Higher risk of miscarriage
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis
Based on the information collected by the ATSDR, VOC levels at Camp Lejeune could exceed 400 times the “minimum safe exposure” limit set by the EPA. A future study would determine that people who spent significant time at Camp Lejeune are 300% more likely to be diagnosed with specific cancers and chronic illnesses. Using this information, it is believed that millions of people throughout the decades have been exposed to unsafe water at Camp Lejeune, tens of thousands of people have likely experienced negative health consequences, and potentially thousands of people passed away already from those health consequences.
What Does the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Do?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is specifically designed to make it easier for affected military veterans to seek civil action and compensation against the federal government for the unacceptable handling of the Camp Lejeune toxic water crisis.
Important benefits of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act include:
- Opens a two-year lookback window that allows lawsuits to be filed, even if any previously expired statutes of limitations would have prevented them normally.
- Prevents the federal government from using certain defense strategies and arguments that are usually advantageous to defendants in toxic exposure lawsuits.
A successful lawsuit using the Camp Lejeune Justice Act can secure compensation for you that helps pay for economic damages and non-economic damages, such as your pain, suffering, shortened life expectancy, etc. Also, it can be used alongside or after you file a claim for benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In other words, you can file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawsuit even if you already received VA benefits related to the illnesses caused by Camp Lejeune’s toxic water.
Start a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Before the Window Closes
The two-year lookback window for Camp Lejeune lawsuits began when the PACT Act was signed on August 8th, 2022. Once it closes, it will not reopen, and you will not have a chance to start a claim. Don’t wait and risk missing your chance to demand compensation for everything you and your family have been through due to the unsafe water at Camp Lejeune. Team up with The Law Offices of Vic Feazell now.
Our award-winning law firm is here to help and support you. Call (254) 938-6885.