Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement and Lawsuit

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In 2012, the United States government reached a $2.2 billion settlement with survivors of the Camp Lejeune water contamination incident. The settlement was the result of a class action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of more than 700,000 people who were affected by the contamination.

The Camp Lejeune water contamination incident occurred from 1953 to 1987, when the water at the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with a variety of chemicals caused by the improper disposal of hazardous waste at the base.

The settlement provides compensation for a variety of health conditions that have been linked to the contamination, including cancer, kidney disease, and liver disease. The settlement also provides for medical monitoring of people who were exposed to the contaminated water.

If you are a veteran who was exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the Honoring Our Pact Act of 2022 can offer you vital compensation for the health conditions you have suffered as a result. The bill provides up to $6.7 billion in funding to support veterans who have been affected by toxic water at Camp Lejeune and who now face severe health problems or lost their lives because of these conditions.

As a marine corps veteran, you deserve better treatment — and this legislation seeks to give it to you. So if you have been affected by Camp Lejeune’s tainted water, don’t hesitate to take advantage of this important opportunity for justice and support.

Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT Act)

The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act was signed into law on August 2, 2020. This new law allows Camp Lejeune victims to file suit against the U.S. Government for damages caused by exposure to contaminated water at the military base.

Before the passage of the PACT Act, Camp Lejeune victims were barred from filing any kind of lawsuit against the U.S Government. Now, those who lived at Camp Lejeune are able to pursue legal action against the U.S government for damages caused by exposure.

Those who reside at Camp Lejeune will receive compensation for the illnesses and injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances in the water supply. Those affected by the contamination may also receive future medical benefits for conditions related to the exposure.

Honoring Our Pact Act

President Joe Biden signed the Honoring Our Pact Act into law on August 10, 2022. This law provides medical benefits and compensation to veterans who were exposed to contaminated water while serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

The Honoring Our Pact Act provides up to $6.7 billion in funding to support veterans who have been affected by toxic water at Camp Lejeune and who now face severe health problems or lost their lives because of these conditions.

This law also establishes a medical benefits program to provide health care to veterans who were exposed to contaminated water. The program will cover the cost of treatment for a variety of conditions, including cancer, kidney disease, and liver disease.

Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 (CCLFA)

The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 (CCLFA) was signed into law on August 6, 2012. This law provides health care and other benefits to veterans who were exposed to contaminated water while serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Who Are Covered by CCLFA?

  • Veterans who served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987
  • Veterans who resided on base during that time frame (even if they didn’t serve in the Marines)
  • Family members of veterans who served or resided at Camp Lejeune during that time frame

What Does CCLFA Provide?

  • Up to $2,000 in reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical expenses related to 15 conditions that have been linked to exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune
  • Access to free health care for those who served at Camp Lejeune and who develop one of the 15 qualifying conditions
  • Financial support for surviving spouses and children of veterans who died as a result of their exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune

Survivors of Veterans Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

If you are the spouse or child of a veteran who was exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and subsequently died as a result of their exposure, you may be eligible for benefits.

The government has set aside money to help surviving spouses and children of veterans who have passed away due to their exposure to contaminated water. If you are eligible, you may receive compensation for your losses.

Call to see if you qualify to receive compensation. 

Medical Issues from Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

There are a number of serious medical conditions that have been linked to exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Some of these conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Birth defects

Other conditions may also be covered under the new law, such as:

  • ALS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any of these conditions, you may be eligible for compensation and benefits. We urge you to contact Farahi Law Firm to discuss your case.

Call our caring case specialists today. 

Compensation for Camp Lejeune Contamination Victims

The government has set aside billions of dollars to compensate victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination incident. If you or a loved one has been affected, you may be eligible for a portion of this money. 

In addition to compensation, the new law also provides free health care for those who have been affected by the contamination. If you or a loved one needs medical treatment for a condition related to exposure, you may be able to get it at no cost.

Camp Lejeune Settlement Amounts

We believe that the average settlement amount for victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination is $400,000 and up. However, settlement amounts will vary depending on the particular facts and circumstances of each case. Many tier 1 cancer cases could lead to jury verdicts worth at least $1 million.

The amount of money you are entitled to will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you have suffered any financial losses
  • Whether you have incurred any medical expenses

If you or a loved one has been affected by being exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, we urge you to contact the experienced attorneys from Farahi Law Firm to discuss your legal options.

We have recovered millions of dollars for hundreds of personal injury victims. We’d like to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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