On August 10, 2022, President Biden signed the Honoring our Pact Act into law. This act contains the Camp Lejeune Justice Act which helps ensure many veterans, their families and persons working at the base have a remedy at law for their exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Once the President signed this bill into law, service people, their families, civilian contractors and employees of businesses on the base at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987 had access to a process to help render some semblance of justice to anyone for injuries they suffered while stationed or employed at Camp Lejeune during the relevant time period.
What illnesses and disabilities are covered by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
Under the new law, certain illness and disabilities will be considered “presumptive,” meaning that eligible persons exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune will have certain disease processes that will be considered contributory to their injuries.
For veterans and their families at Camp Lejeune, the presumptive conditions include:
- Adult and Pediatric leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other potential Disease Processes
The Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 also contained a list of presumptive conditions. This act gives guidance to other illnesses which may have been caused by exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Qualifying conditions under the Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012
|· Esophageal cancer |
· Breast cancer
· Kidney cancer
· Multiple myeloma
· Renal toxicity
· Female infertility
· Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
|· Lung cancer |
· Bladder cancer
· Myelodysplastic syndromes
· Hepatic steatosis
· Neurobehavioral effects
How to find out if you are eligible if you were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune
Please contact our law firm at 803-327-7800. You can also fill out the attached form to give us information to contact you about eligibility. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips is working to help veterans, their families, civilian contractors and employees of business on the base to secure the help they need for life-altering conditions they developed after toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune. We are proud to serve veterans and their families throughout the country who have been affected by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Please fill out our form to find out how to file your potential claim. You fought for our country – let us fight for you.
Randy is the former President of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He has been certified by the American Board of Professional Liability as a specialist in Medical Malpractice Law which is recognized by the South Carolina Bar. Randy has also been awarded the distinction of being a “Super Lawyer” 10 times in the last decade. He has over 25 years of experience helping injured people fight back against corporations, hospitals and wrong-doers.
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