Who Is Eligible To File A Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claim?
Written by Christopher J. Brochu
Many civilian Americans consumed toxic water at Camp Lejeune and experienced serious medical conditions and illnesses. Many civilian victims suffer from cancers, diseases, and illnesses due to being poisoned by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. You ARE NOT required to have served in the U.S. military to be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim. Even as a family member or civilian worker at Camp Lejeune, you too may have consumed toxic water. If you or a loved one were stationed or living at Camp Lejeune and drinking toxic water for a combined 30 days between 1953 and 1987, you may be eligible to submit a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim.
The victims who were poisoned by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune that may be eligible for compensation include (but are not limited to):
- Veterans (including those who have died from cancers or other illnesses)
- Marines (including those who have died from cancers or other illnesses)
- Sailors (including those who have died from cancers or other illnesses)
- Coast Guard (including those who have died from cancers or other illnesses)
- Spouses (including ex-spouses and those who have died from cancers or other illnesses)
- Children (including late-term miscarriages, children in utero, and childhood deaths from cancers or other illnesses)
- Civilians (including those who have died from cancers or other illnesses)
Victims of Camp Lejeune toxic water can file claims based on presumptive connection. This means that based on your consumption of the toxic water at Camp Lejeune, it is presumed that your or a loved one’s medical condition was caused by the toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. For Camp Lejeune toxic water victims, there are two main conditions to prove a presumptive connection:
- A veteran, family member, or civilian worker (see list above) was drinking toxic water at Camp Lejeune for a combined 30 days between 1953 and 1987; and
- You or your loved one suffer from a qualifying medical condition caused by consuming the toxic water (see Health Issues Presumptively Connected to Camp Lejeune Toxic Water).
With the anticipated passing of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, ALL victims of Camp Lejeune toxic water will soon be able to file a claim for compensation. If passed, the new law is expected to provide a two-year statute of limitations for Camp Lejeune toxic water victims to file a claim. If you or a loved one (both living, deceased, divorced, estranged, stepchild, or adopted) may be suffering from medical issues directly related to Camp Lejeune toxic water, you should reach out to an attorney immediately. You can start preparing your case now and you may be eligible for compensation.
Brochu Law, PLLC represents Camp Lejeune Water Contamination cases on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee unless you win. We advance all costs on behalf of military families and consumers.
Brochu Law, PLLC represents military families and consumers nationwide*
*Disclaimer –Christopher J. Brochu, Esq. is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Brochu Law, PLLC works with co-counsel in accordance with state and federal law.
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