The Basic Facts and a Legal Explanation are Presented by an Experienced North Carolina Attorney
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was signed into law on August 10, 2022. This new law created a federal cause of action to be filed as a lawsuit against the US Government seeking legal compensation for veterans and their family members who have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and various other serious medical conditions associated with the Camp Lejeune contaminated water used on the base during 1953 to 1987.
These Camp Lejeune claims must be filed before August 9, 2024, according to the Statute of Limitations provision in this Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
Pursuant to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, veterans and their family members who lived on Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more during the period August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, and who were later diagnosed with certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and other medical conditions can now have Camp Lejeune claims filed on their behalf.
IN-DEPTH EXPLANATION: The “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022” is actually a legislative Short Title given to SEC. 804. FEDERAL CAUSE OF ACTION RELATING TO WATER AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA, which is part of the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022. There you can read the actual full text of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 to learn more.
The factual basis for the administrative claims and federal court lawsuits that are now allowed by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is that some of the groundwater at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with:
- Tetrachloroethylene (also known as Perchloroethylene or PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Vinyl Chloride
These toxic chemicals got into the wells that provided the drinking water used by people who lived on Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.
However — and this is why legal compensation is being paid to them, now — the service members and their families who lived there were not told about this Camp Lejeune water contamination situation. Instead, the US Government apparently chose to conceal information about these chemicals being in their drinking water.
Your Camp Lejeune lawsuit must be filed as a federal court lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina in order to get legal compensation from the US Government for Camp Lejeune water contamination cases, pursuant to this Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb is located in Wilmington, NC. And right here in Wilmington is one of the federal courts that is part of the Eastern District of North Carolina (Southern Division) for the US federal court system.
We have been handling chemical exposure personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits since 1996. We are currently handling:
We encourage you to submit a Camp Lejeune Case Evaluation Form online – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation.
Or you can call us on our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible Camp Lejeune case.
Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions about your Camp Lejeune case based on his many years of experience handling chemical exposure lawsuits.
Note: This Case Evaluation Form can be used also for non-cancer medical conditions linked to the Camp Lejuene contaminated water.