There is a strict two year statute of limitations to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit that began on August 10th, 2022. The law also waives North Carolina’s statute of repose which allows family members to use the legal process to file wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones who died as a result of the toxic exposure. The sooner you initiate a claim, the sooner you will be able to recover financial compensation.
Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, has been at the center of a major water contamination issue for decades. This contamination has led to numerous lawsuits and legal actions against the U.S. government and other parties involved. If you or a loved one have been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination, it's important to seek the help of a knowledgeable and experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyer or attorney. Our team of Camp Lejeune lawyers has the experience and expertise necessary to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your legal options.
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Individuals who suffer from cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or other serious health problems after more than 30 days of exposure to toxic water contamination at North Carolina’s Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit under the newly enacted Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. Contact the Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. at (888) 348-2735 today for a free, no obligation initial consultation.
From the 1950s to the 1980s, government officials were aware of toxic water contamination at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina but those in power ignored the issue and denied victims justice and financial compensation for their injuries.
Between August 1953 and December 1987, service members and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune consumed and bathed in water that contained high levels of toxic chemicals including TCE, PCE, Benzene and Vinyl Chloride. Many of these individuals have gone on to experience severe health issues inc as a consequence the exposure to these toxic chemicals. If you served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a Camp Lejeune lawsuit and legal settlement.
The Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. are providing free, no obligation case evaluations to Marine veterans, their families and other victims injured due to exposure to toxic chemicals. Victims are now eligible to seek justice and compensation from the United States Government under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. You are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit if you were on base for more than 30 days and were a:
- Family Members
- Civilian Workers
- Any others who lived or worked on base
Contact the law firm Marin and Barrett, Inc. at (888) 348-2735 for a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss your legal options and find out how filing a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit based on exposure to toxic water contamination can help you and your family members recover financial compensation.
What are the Camp Lejeune water contamination side effects?
- • Kidney Cancer
- • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- • Multiple Myeloma and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- • Leukemia (all types)
- • Liver Cancer
- • Central Nervous System Cancer (brain or spinal cord)
- • Miscarriage
- • Infertility (male or female)
- • Bladder Cancer
- • Parkinson’s Disease
- • Kidney Disease
- • Pancreatic Cancer
- • Breast Cancer (male or female)
- • Rectal Cancer
- • Prostate Cancer
- • Esophageal Cancer
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Updates: May 2023
- MAY 25TH, 2023: Significant progress has been made in the Camp Lejeune water contamination cases with two major developments marking a new phase in these lawsuits. As of early May, the total number of cases filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina topped 900. This figure represents the sheer magnitude of affected individuals seeking justice for the adverse health effects linked to water contamination at the Marine Corps Base.In response to the growing number of claims, Judges in the North Carolina federal court, namely Hon. Richard E. Myers II, Hon. Terrence W. Boyle, Hon. Louise W. Flanagan, and Hon. James C. Dever III, have issued an order establishing a Master Docket. This approach, a common mechanism in complex, large-scale litigations, aims to manage the massive number of cases efficiently and consistently.In the order issued on April 24, judges have also asked for attorneys who wish to serve in a leadership capacity in these lawsuits to submit their qualifications and proposed strategies to the court. This step underscores the commitment to manage these cases fairly and efficiently, seeking the best possible representation for plaintiffs who’ve suffered due to the Camp Lejeune water contamination.Furthermore, the court has extended the deadline for the United States to respond to plaintiff complaints until June 23. This extension, as stated by Hon. Richard E. Myers II and Hon. James C. Dever III, is in line with the scope and tenor of the Master Docket Order.These developments signal a significant movement forward in the ongoing legal battle surrounding the Camp Lejeune water contamination. As we anticipate further procedural orders to be issued, the Marin and Barrett Law Firm remains committed to providing timely updates and continues to stand with those affected by this tragedy. Stay tuned for further developments and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need legal assistance related to the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits.
- APRIL 6TH, 2023: Hon. James C. Dever III recently presided over the first status conference addressing the growing number of Camp Lejeune water contamination claims in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The court discussed the challenges of resolving the massive number of cases, as well as various procedural matters, including evidence preservation, initial disclosures, and early identification of exposure dates and injuries. A written order is expected to follow the conference. This in-person hearing marks a significant step in addressing the numerous claims related to Camp Lejeune water contamination.
- APRIL 4TH, 2023: The first hearing for the new wave of Camp Lejeune water contamination cases will be held on April 5th, overseen by Hon. James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. With 130 cases involved, the hearing will address a range of procedural matters, including evidence preservation, initial disclosures, plaintiff fact sheets, and early identification of exposure dates and injuries. This in-person hearing is a crucial step in the ongoing legal battle for those affected by Camp Lejeune water contamination.
- FEBRUARY 13TH, 2023: Recent Camp Lejeune lawsuit developments reveal nearly 100 personal injury cases filed in a North Carolina federal court after the deadline for the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps to resolve administrative claims expired. Over 15,000 claims have been filed under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, with affected individuals seeking compensation for illnesses related to water contamination at the Marine Corps Base. The ongoing lawsuits, including cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cancer, highlight the possibility of a class-wide resolution in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
- SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2022: The U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corp, as the appropriate federal agency, has established the administrative process for filing administrative Camp Lejeune claims with the Navy. Once filed, the Navy has six months to answer and attempt to settle your administrative claim before you are legally entitled to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit in the District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The Camp Lejeune Administrative Claims Packet requires that individuals seeking compensation for injuries suffered as a result of contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune complete and file Standard Form 95, provide substantiating information and documents, and complete the Questionnaire for Camp Lejeune Claimants. Additionally, you can also find the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Claims procedures form for information about the requested documentation. If you have questions or need legal assistance filing your Camp Lejeune administrative claim for damages or a civil lawsuit or wrongful death claim, contact the Camp Lejeune Lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today.
- SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2022: In late August, six Camp Lejeune water contamination victims filed a joint motion to consolidate their cases and argued that by doing so they will be able to achieve efficiencies and promote the speedy resolution of the claims. The Motions were filed in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina before Judge Terrence W. Boyle. Given the large volume of anticipated Camp Lejeune lawsuits, reasonably believed to be in the hundreds of thousands to be brought by military veterans and their families, the plaintiffs argued that consolidation of the claims is warranted. However on September 15th, 2022, Judge Boyle issued a two page ruling in which he denied the six motions to consolidate. The Judge’s ruling means, at least for now, that there will be no U.S. Marine Corp Camp Lejeune class action lawsuits and each individual Camp Lejeune claim will need to be filed and litigated individually.
- SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2022: According to the U.S. Navy, nearly 5,000 claims have been filed regarding contaminated water at North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in the first month since new legislation removed roadblocks. The first step in pursuing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit is to file an administrative claim with the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy’s Tort Claims Unit in Norfolk, Virginia according to the administrative process that has been established by the Navy. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry estimates as many as one million people may have been exposed to contamination, and attorneys estimate that up to 500,000 claims could be filed. If the Camp Lejeune lawsuits approach plaintiffs’ attorney estimates, it could end up as one of the largest mass litigations in U.S. history.
- AUGUST 26TH, 2022: According to a newly released report, the Department of Veterans Affairs mishandled nearly 40% of all disability claims filed for exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, denying or delaying benefits for more than 21,000 affected veterans. Of 57,500 Camp Lejeune disability claims filed since 2017 for illnesses related to water contamination at the military base that spanned more than 30 years, the V.A. denied 17,200 “prematurely” instead of asking for additional information, according to a report released by the VA Office of Inspector General.
- AUGUST 10TH, 2022: The historic Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act is now law. Veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during their service are now eligible for new health care benefits and legal remedies, and with the Camp Lejeune Justice Act included in the bill, those exposed to contaminated water at the Marine Corps Base are able to file lawsuits for damages and injuries. This is a monumental step forward in helping all veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during service and also a breakthrough in achieving justice for veterans, families, non-military staff, and other victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune.