Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is actively reviewing claims from victims nationwide who have developed cancer or other conditions after being exposed to toxic water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Thanks to newly passed legislation, victims sickened by Camp Lejeune water now have new pathways to seek justice. If you are a veteran, military family member, or someone who lived or worked near Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and have been diagnosed with cancer or another chronic health condition, you may be entitled to compensation.
- We have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for clients.
- We’re known for handling complex litigation involving toxic exposure.
- Our award-winning attorneys have over six decades of collective experience.
Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is a nationally recognized civil trial practice with a history of fighting for victims in complex claims involving toxic exposure. Based in South Florida, we proudly serve veterans and civilians nationwide. To discuss a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, contact us for a FREE consultation.
New Law Now Lets Victims File Suit for Toxic Water Exposure
Veterans and civilians have faced many barriers to justice in the decades since toxic contamination was discovered at Camp Lejeune. Fortunately, many of those barriers were eliminated when the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law in August 2022.
Passed as part of the Honoring our PACT Act, the CLJA allows victims sickened by exposure to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water to finally obtain the justice they deserve. Under the CLJA:
- Qualifying individuals can now file civil lawsuits and recover damages caused by their exposure to contaminated Camp Lejeune water.
- The U.S. government cannot assert specified immunity from litigation in response to these lawsuits.
- North Carolina’s statute of repose, which precludes the filing of tort claims after 10 years, will not apply to these claims.
The CLJA is a major victory for the veterans, contractors, and civilians who were exposed to contaminated Camp Lejeune water. And because as many as 1 million people may now be eligible to file suit, these cases are likely to be consolidated through multidistrict litigation (MDL). This is a special process in which many civil cases involving a particular issue or event are transferred to a single federal court. MDLs help expedite the processing of complex cases and, unlike class actions, allow for plaintiffs to maintain their individual claims and pursue compensation commensurate with their damages.
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Plaintiffs who bring Camp Lejeune lawsuits claim that they developed cancers and other adverse health conditions because they were exposed to contaminated water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base.
These claims are based on decades of scientific and medical research connecting exposure to the contaminants found in Camp Lejeune water to serious health conditions, as well as the Marine Corps’ 1982 discovery of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as:
- Vinyl chloride
- PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene)
- TCE (trichloroethylene)
- Trans-1,2-DCE (t-1,2-dichloroethylene)
According to the CDC, these contaminants have been traced back to various sources, including industrial spills, leaking underground tanks, and improper waste disposal practices of a dry-cleaning business located near the base.
Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to the development of many cancers and health conditions, some of which include:
- Liver, kidney, and bladder cancer
- Breast, cervical, lung, and esophageal cancer
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Kidney disease
- Parkinson disease
- Birth defects, fetal death, and miscarriage
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Eligibility: Do I Have a Case?
You may have a potential lawsuit if you or a loved one were:
- A servicemember, contractor, military family member, or someone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987;
- Exposed to contaminated water for at least 30 days (including in utero and non-consecutive exposure); and
- Diagnosed with cancer or another chronic health condition.
How Much Are Camp Lejeune Lawsuits Worth?
Civil lawsuits allow plaintiffs to recover a broad range of damages, including damages that are not available through the VA or workers’ compensation system. Recoverable damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Grief, loss of consortium, and other emotional injuries
- Past and future lost income
- Past and future medical bills
Case value is a fact-specific matter, which is why its best to have your case personally reviewed by one of our attorneys. And because damages in lawsuits brought under the CLJA will be offset by any related disability award or benefit from the VA, Medicare / Medicaid, or other program, our team can also help evaluate how any claim or benefit you’ve already received might impact a final award.
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Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is an award-winning civil trial practice that’s recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for victims across Florida and the U.S. Based in Fort Lauderdale, our firm is actively investigating potential Camp Lejeune claims from veterans and civilians nationwide.
If you have questions about your rights, legal options, and how our team can help you pursue a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, call (954) 467-8800 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
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