Does your firm handle claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?
Yes! We invite you to call our office today for a complimentary Camp Lejeune claim evaluation. You may also complete our case evaluation form here.
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?
On August 10, 2022, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT) of 2022 was signed into law. This Act includes a provision known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (CLJA) that specifically addresses those people who had been stationed at Camp Lejeune and allows any individual who believes they were (1) exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987, and (2) have suffered injuries due to exposure to (or ingestion of) contaminated water may file a claim with the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy's Tort Claims Unit (TCU) in Norfolk, VA.
Who may be eligible to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?
An individual...who resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) for at least 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1987, to water at Camp Lejune, North Carolina, that was supplied by, 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 that was caused by exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune.
This includes members of the military, families of service members, civilian contractors, and civilian workers on base, who meet the 30-day cumulative exposure requirement and who contracted one or more of the multiple known diseases, as discussed below.
What harms or diseases may make me eligible to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?
If you meet the above-described 30-day requirement and you have been diagnosed with any of the following diseases, you may be eligible to file a claim:
-Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
If you were diagnosed with another disease, illness or form of cancer that you believe may be related to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune, please consider contacting our firm for a FREE case review.
When is the deadline to file a Camp Lejeune claim?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 provides that claims may not be commenced after the later of:
A)August 10, 2024; or
B)The date that is 180 days after the date on which the claim is denued under Section 2675 of title 28, United States Code.