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Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Deadline Is August 10, 2024

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If you or a loved one served at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and were exposed to contaminated drinking water, the deadline to join the lawsuit is rapidly approaching. August 10, 2024, is the last day you can join this claim. Unfortunately, many servicemembers consumed this water, which was later found to contain carcinogens leaving many with lasting impacts. As the deadline to file under the PACT Act approaches, this blog explores what you should know about this lawsuit and how a Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney can represent you in these matters.

What Should I Know About the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?

Unfortunately, it was discovered that the water supply at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina was contaminated with the chemicals vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene, and benzene, which are carcinogenic substances. Additionally, tetrachloroethylene was also discovered, which is a “likely carcinogenic.” As such, many who were stationed on base have developed illnesses as a result of exposure to these substances.

Who Is Entitled to Compensation?

In August of 2022, the Came Lejeune Justice Act was enacted. This made it easier for those who have been impacted to recover the compensation they deserve for the damages they suffered by opening a two-year window to join the lawsuit. As such, anyone stated at this base for at least thirty days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, who was diagnosed with a health condition or suffered other injury as a result of this exposure is eligible. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Parkinson’s
  • Kidney disease
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma

Additionally, if you suffer renal toxicity, female infertility, or miscarriages, you could also be entitled to receive coverage.

It is also important to understand that if you are a veteran who was impacted by the contamination and received compensation from the Department of Affairs independent of this lawsuit, the benefits you received may be counted against your settlement award if you join this lawsuit.

How Do I Join the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Before the Deadline?

It’s estimated that up to two million people in and around Camp Lejeune over this thirty-year contamination period were exposed to these substances. As such, if you have suffered health issues that you believe are in connection to your time spent at Camp Lejeune, it’s imperative to connect with our firm today.

The dedicated team at the Finizio Law Group understands how complicated these matters can be and the devastating impact they can have on you and your family. That is why we will do everything in our power to assist you in these complex matters. Our firm can help gather evidence to show your time spent on base and connect your health issues to water contamination. Additionally, we will work to fight for the compensation you are entitled to.

At the Finizio Law Group, we believe those who have served our country should not be left to bear this burden alone. Reach out to our firm today so we can get started on your claim. This window to file closes on August 10, 2024, so do not delay.

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