Moebes Law is currently filing Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits. If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune and have health problems, our attorneys can help you. Contact us for a consultation and start your claim today.
Attorneys for Water Contamination Lawsuits at Camp Lejeune
Our attorneys are investigating claims for Marines and Naval personnel, including:
- Servicemembers and their families
- Adults, children, and infants
- Civilian workers
If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may have been exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), dichloroethylene (DCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and numerous other contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
What are the Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawsuits about?
Millions of people lived and worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987. What they didn’t know was that they were being exposed to water containing harmful and toxic chemicals. Serious medical problems have arisen.
Today, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act can finally bring these victims the recognition and financial compensation they deserve. At Moebes Law, we are experienced lawyers ready to handle all the aspects of your claim.
What Diseases From Camp Lejeune Qualify for Compensation?
The diseases that may be compensable include the following (and potentially several others):
- Kidney cancer
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer (male and female)
- Bladder Cancer
- Parkinson Disease
- Kidney diseases
- Esophageal Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Brain/Central Nervous System Cancers
- Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
- Cardiac defects
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is part of the 2022 Honoring our PACT Act. The law allows victims of toxic water exposure at the military base to claim financial compensation. Previously, technical legal procedures prohibited these injury claims. With the new law, they are now allowed.
Here’s what the PACT Act created:
Who is eligible
People who resided, worked, or otherwise were exposed (including in utero exposure) to water at Camp Lejeune that the United States supplied for not less than 30 days between August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1987.
Where claims are filed
Each case begins with an administrative claim to the Department of the Navy. An administrative claim states the basic details, including the dates of exposure, health conditions and diagnosis, medical treatment, damages including impact on life, and the amount of compensation desired. U.S. officials may choose to extend a settlement offer or allow the case to proceed to a lawsuit.
An individual may not bring a lawsuit before complying with the administrative claims process.
Evidence presented and standard of proof
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act creates a lower standard of proof than is found in many other types of injury claims. That should make it easier for victims to receive compensation.
The law says that a party shall produce evidence sufficient to conclude that a causal relationship exists between the exposure and the health problems; or that a causal relationship is at least as likely as not. People who can show that they lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in the applicable period, along with having a related medical condition, should be able to meet the legal standard.
What If I Am Already Receiving Veterans Health and Disability Benefits?
If you receive veteran’s health or disability benefits, the award you receive through a claim will be offset by the amount of the disability award, payment or benefit provided. The offset applies to programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Medicare under title XVII of the Social Security Act, Medicaid under title XIX of the Social Security Act, and other health care and disability programs relating to Camp Lejeune.
Note: We are getting a lot of questions about the possibility of reduced benefits. Rest assured, the bill is written to avoid any impact on VA benefits. In nearly all circumstances, the person making a claim stands to benefit substantially. Our lawyers can answer all your questions and discuss the specifics with you.
Isn’t the government immune from lawsuits?
Government immunity doesn’t apply to Camp Lejeune lawsuits. The law says that the United States may not assert any claim to immunity that might otherwise be available. There is no statute of repose defense. The purpose of the law is to allow people to receive compensation, so it is written in a way that the government cannot claim immunity.
What is the deadline to bring a claim for Camp Lejeune?
Camp Lejeune victims have two years to bring a legal claim from the day the law was passed or 180 days after their administrative claim is denied. Do not wait. Our lawyers can help you prepare everything and start your case.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act Lawyers Near You
Moebes Law is filing Camp Lejeune Justice Act claims. We are dedicated to representing veterans, their families, and anyone who may have been exposed to toxic water at the military base. Our Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawyers near you want you to get justice and the compensation you deserve.
Compensation Claims for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims
Ways our lawyers can assist you include:
- A free initial consultation. Learn about your case and get answers to all your questions
- Understand the claims process and what you might receive
- Bring your case with our experienced lawyers, including gathering records that prove you were at Camp Lejeune (DD214 or for civilians, a Social Security Work History)
- Preparation and submission of your administrative claim and lawsuit
- Handling all aspects of representation on your behalf, including negotiating your payment, appearing for you in court, and providing legal counsel throughout the case
If you have suffered health problems after exposure at the military base, you may feel frustrated, hopeless, and angry. With the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, there is somewhere to turn for fair compensation. We provide complete representation for Camp Lejeune toxic water victims in lawsuits for compensation.
Our lawyers have the experience and expertise to get results. In addition, we are committed to keeping you informed of the case’s progress throughout the attorney-client relationship.
Free Consultations for Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
Contact us today for a free initial consultation about your claim. Start your case for compensation today.