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President Biden signed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law August 10, 2022 which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, allowing military personnel and their families who suffered injuries or death from exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune to bring a new claim for compensation. This significant law also expands presumptions for toxic-exposed veterans and others, including those who have been exposed to herbicides, burn pits, and more.

If you, a family member, relative, or friend was stationed, worked, or lived at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, it is possible that you were exposed to dangerous and toxic chemicals, which existed in the tap water from 1953 to 1987. Even if your loved one passed away many years ago you should contact Brayton Purcell in order to evaluate whether your family can obtain compensation.

Despite officials being aware of the water contamination on Camp Lejeune, they never addressed the problem. For decades, veterans, their families, and others who resided or worked at Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic chemicals, many of whom subsequently developed cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

Many people who were exposed to this contaminated water went on to develop serious health conditions If you or a family member were stationed at, or lived on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between 1953 and 1982 for at least 30 cumulative days and developed one of the following cancers, compensation may be available to you.

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Additionally, if you lived at Camp Lejeune and later developed one of the following serious conditions, your condition may be linked to exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune:

  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female infertility
  • Immune disorders
  • Kidney damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma

Therefore, anyone who meets these criteria may bring an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to obtain compensation for harm that was caused by the exposure. Compensation will also be subject to offsets for federal benefits the individual receives for the claimed condition, such as VA or Medicare benefits for a condition caused by Camp Lejeune exposure.

Brayton Purcell is currently speaking to our clients and others who we know served at Camp Lejeune. During our conversations we have found many of our clients have loved ones and friends, who in some cases passed away years ago from cancers, whose families may still qualify for compensation.

Please contact attorney Hugh Cook at 855-715-0254, to discuss whether we are able to assist you or your family with a claim for Camp Lejeune water contamination.