Camp Lejeune Class Action Attorney
Are You or a Loved One a Veteran of Camp Lejeune and Still Suffering the Side Effects of Contaminated Water? Call our Camp Lejeune Area Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer To Help You Obtain Compensation For Your Accumulated Medical Bills Caused By Your Exposure
Who Speaks for You?
Did you serve, live or work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between 1953 and 1987? Contaminated water at the base during that time has been linked to some serious health problems. If you were exposed, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 might make it possible for you to recover a settlement.
Why Choose Speaks Law Firm to represent you in the Camp Lejeune Class Action Lawsuit?
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Who is Covered?
An individual, including a veteran, or the legal representative of such an individual who resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) for not less than 30 days during the period beginning August 1, 1953, and ending December 31, 1987 to water at Camp Lejeune that was supplied by the United States or on behalf of the United States, may bring an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to obtain appropriate relief for harm which:
- was caused by exposure to the water
- was associated with exposure to the water
- was linked to exposure to the water
- the exposure to the water increased the likelihood of such harm
What type of Injuries are covered?
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
Should I Get a Class Action Lawyer?
Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you risked everything to serve this country. You could now be experiencing pain, suffering, discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected medical bills, and being confused about how to move forward.
Shouldn’t someone really pay for what happened? If so, hiring a class action lawsuit attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what you deserve and what is right.
What is the process for filing a claim?
The bill specifies a disposition by a federal agency, in compliance with Section 2675 of title 28, before filing an action. Claims can be filed with the VA. If they are denied, the claim can proceed to litigation in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
What is the burden of proof for a VA claim?
You’ll need to file a claim for disability compensation and provide this evidence (supporting documents).
You must provide all this evidence:
- A document proving your relationship to the Veteran who served on active duty for at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune (like a marriage license, birth certificate, or adoption papers)
- A document proving that you lived at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987 (like utility bills, base housing records, military orders, or tax forms)
- Medical records that show you have one of the 15 conditions listed above (as well as the date the illness was diagnosed and that you’re being treated or have been treated in the past for this illness)
You must also provide evidence of payment during one of these time periods:
- Between January 1, 1957, and December 31, 1987 (if you lived on Camp Lejeune during this time period, you can be reimbursed for care received on or after August 6, 2012, and up to 2 years before the date of your application), or
- Between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1956 (if you lived on Camp Lejeune during this time period, you can be reimbursed for care received on or after December 16, 2014, and up to 2 years before the date you apply for benefits)
- You may want to provide a Camp Lejeune Family Member Program Treating Physician Report (VA Form 10-10068b)
Limitations to Damages
- Exclusive Remedy
- IN GENERAL. – An individual, or legal representative of an individual, who brings an action under this section for a harm described in subsection (b), including a latent disease, may not thereafter bring a tort action against the United States for such harm pursuant to any other law.
- HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS RELATING TO WATER EXPOSURE. – Any award made to an individual or legal representative of an individual under this section shall be offset by the amount of any disability award, payment, or benefit provided to the individual or legal representative –
- Under –
- any program under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;
- the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.); or
- the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.); and
- in connection with health care or a disability relating to exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune.
- Under –
- No Punitive Damages. – Punitive damages may not be awarded in any action under this section.
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