Basic Facts are Explained by a North Carolina Lawyer
To start, it is important for people to know Camp Lejeune Parkinson’s disease cases are covered by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, even if :
- The Parkinson’s disease diagnosis was made many years after the time spent on Camp Lejeune; and,
- There has been no discussion of Camp Lejeune contaminated water being related to this Parkinson’s disease by the doctors.
Pursuant to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, veterans and their family members who lived on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for 30 days or more during the period 1953 to 1987, and who were later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, can now have a Camp Lejeune claim filed on their behalf seeking legal compensation. These Camp Lejeune Parkinson’s disease cases must be filed before August 9, 2024, according to the Statute of Limitations provision in this new federal law.
In more detail, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows for legal compensation claims to be filed against the US Government on behalf of veterans and their family members who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and certain cancers for these reasons:
(A) They drank the Camp Lejeune contaminated water that was used on the base from August 1953 to December 1987;
(B) As such, they were exposed to harmful chemicals such as:
- Tetrachloroethylene (also known as Perchloroethylene or PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Vinyl Chloride
(C) Medical evidence shows that benzene, PCE, TCE, and vinyl chloride can cause these serious medical conditions.
If you, a family member, or some other person you know lived on Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 1953 to 1987, and were later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, we would like to help you get started with the Camp Lejeune claims process. For that purpose, we encourage you to complete a Camp Lejeune Parkinson’s Disease Case Evaluation Form online to tell us the basic facts of the possible Camp Lejeune claim or, if you prefer, you can call us at (800) 426-9535.
Camp Lejeune Parkinson’s Disease Case Resources
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Coverage Area Map (US Department of Veterans Affairs)
Parkinson’s Disease MedlinePlus Page (US National Library of Medicine)