Injury victims from Camp Lejeune water contamination have fought long and hard to obtain compensation for their injuries and disabilities, to no avail. Now there is finally hope. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 paved the way for injured residents of Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 to file a complaint and get the compensation they need for their injuries and losses. The consequences have been stark for many as the VOCs found in the hazardous water cause cancer and other life lettering conditions. You have options if you lived or worked on Camp Lejeune during the contamination period. You must immediately call a Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney to begin a claim.
Are you eligible?
You must prove several fundamental elements to show you are eligible to file a water contamination claim. You must show that:
- You or your loved one resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days during the contamination years
- You developed physical harm from the water contamination
A unique provision within the bill allows people in their mother’s womb while she lived or worked on base to file a claim barring eligibility. You will need to provide various documents to show that you or your mother did reside at Camp Lejeune during the dangerous time.
Do you suffer from any of these conditions?
Most of the medical conditions of the contaminants in Camp Lejeune water are cancer. There are many other severe medical conditions that victims can suffer. Examples of cancer include:
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Other conditions you may suffer that are not cancer include:
- Fatty liver disease
- Renal toxicity
- Female infertility
- Cardiac defect
- Neurobehavioral effects
How to file a claim
To file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, you must immediately hire a Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney. We will then create a complaint detailing your medical diagnosis and how it has altered your life. We will also show that the water contamination from Camp Lejeune is the cause of your ailments. There will be some information you must provide your attorney during this process, including:
- How the exposure occurred
- How long you were on base
- Medical documents for your condition
- Work history
There are other documents and topics to discuss with your water contamination attorney for a successful claim depending on your individual circumstances. While the cases will be consolidated, compensation is calculated on a case-by-case basis. It is vital to provide as much information as possible to your Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney in Philadelphia to ensure you have a successful claim. Other steps may be specific to your claim, but that will be up to your attorney to determine and address.
How much is my settlement worth?
You cannot file claims as of the time of the writing, and even when they begin the filing process, it will take some time before we can see the average compensation award. However, the compensation you can get will depend on your injuries and condition. Within the settlement, you will likely receive monetary damages for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Funeral expenses
Remember, your settlement amount can be lower if you have received any disability benefits or other payments.
My deceased loved one was affected. Can I file a claim?
The bill covers every situation, and even if your loved one has passed, the legal representative of their estate will be able to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. The person does not have to have passed away from a medical condition to file a claim. You must show that they had a condition resulting from the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Medical documentation should indicate the correlation between their medical condition and the contaminated water.
Contact a Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney
You have rights if you or a loved one have any cancers or other medical conditions due to the contaminated water on Camp Lejeune. You must contact the Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney from Kwartler Manus, LLC to determine eligibility and file a complaint. Call our office at (267) 457-5570 to schedule a consultation today.