Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit Attorneys
Service members and their families have been exposed to toxic hazards, such as Agent Orange, asbestos, burn pits, radiation, and contaminated water at military bases throughout the country and the world. The U.S. Veterans Administration has reported over 400,000 disability claims related to exposure to toxic chemicals in contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
You are not alone if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and have been diagnosed with cancer or another deadly medical condition. You may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. A recently passed federal law gives veterans who have developed cancer and other deadly medical conditions due to exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune the right to file a lawsuit to recover compensation.
The Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022
The president recently signed the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022. This historic law allows military veterans and families harmed by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to file lawsuits against the federal government. While the Act extends protection to veterans who have been harmed by toxic exposure while serving at military bases worldwide, it explicitly mentions protection for veterans injured by Camp Lejeune contaminated water.
Additionally, the law states that in any disability or health care lawsuit regarding contaminated Camp Lejeune water, the federal government cannot assert a claim to sovereign immunity to avoid liability. Service members who were injured by toxic chemicals had difficulty obtaining compensation before this law was passed because the government could claim immunity.
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HGD’s Camp Lejeune Team
Kathryn Harrington is a member of the Heninger Garrison Davis Camp Lejeune claims/litigation team. Kathryn is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1972-1985. As such, she possesses detailed knowledge and experience of the unique problems faced by veterans and their families as a result of the illnesses from exposure to the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
Kathryn has personal experience with the military record keeping policies and procedures and the procedures for accessing medical records for health treatments provided to Camp Lejeune military and civilians, both at the time of their exposure and subsequently.
Kathryn’s has been successfully litigating cases involving medical / legal issues and the harm they cause victims of toxic exposure for many years. She, and the attorneys at Heninger Garrison Davis, have vast experienced in identifying the causes of toxic exposures and the consequences to the health of the individuals exposed to contaminants identified in the Camp Lejeune drinking water.
The entire team of Camp Lejeune attorneys at Heninger Garrison Davis, endeavor to provide personal attention to each Camp Lejeune victim who inquiries about a potential claim. It is our goal to assist each in identifying areas of significance where they may have lived, worked or trained and been exposed to the toxins which may have resulted in illness. We can explain, in layman’s terms, the special requirements set forth in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and the Camp Lejeune Pact Act and the requirement to properly preserve and process claims and engage in any resulting litigation.
Who Can Make a Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claim?
Veterans who were present at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between the 1950s and 1980s were exposed to dangerous chemicals in the drinking water from Hadnot Point. The chemicals in the water at Hadnot Point have been shown to cause cancer, infertility, and other devastating medical conditions. If you meet the following requirements, reach out to a skilled attorney:
- You were on active duty between 1953 and 1987
- You and your family were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days
- You have a qualifying medical condition
If you can prove that you meet these elements, you likely have a valid personal injury claim. You may be entitled to healthcare benefits to cover the cost of medical care you need because of these injuries. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Injuries Caused by Contaminated Water
Victims can suffer serious medical conditions after exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. If you have experienced one or more of the following health issues while living at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation and should reach out to our experienced attorneys:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Adult leukemia
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Parkinson’sFemale infertility disease
- Renal toxicity
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other types of cancer
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How to Obtain Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Benefits
The first step in obtaining compensation for your injuries involves discussing your case with an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Heninger Garrison Davis will carefully listen to the facts of your case and help you understand your legal rights. We will advise you as to whether you have a valid claim against the federal government.
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to take legal action against the government by filing a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the jurisdiction that covers Camp Lejeune. Now is the time to pursue compensation for the medical conditions, pain, and suffering you have endured due to exposure to toxic chemicals. The president has stated that the Department of Veterans Affairs will try to move as quickly as possible to resolve the claim and obtain the benefits and care you have earned.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation to Discuss Your Claim With an Attorney
The attorneys at Heninger Garrison Davis are prepared to go up against our nation’s most prominent institutions to fight for service members and veterans injured by contaminated water. Contact Heninger Garrison Davis to schedule a free case evaluation and learn whether you have a legal compensation claim.