Water Contamination Lawyer
You may be entitled to compensation if you spent more than 30 days at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987. An experienced Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyer at NST Law can help you file a claim and seek damages for your medical treatment, reduced quality of life, emotional distress, and other damages.
Did you live or work at the Camp Lejeune military base between 1953 and 1987? You may be entitled to compensation if you or a family member has experienced adverse health issues like cancer, birth defects, or infertility. The Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers at NST Law can help you maximize your financial recovery.
Since 1990, our law firm has been dedicated to giving injury victims and grieving families a voice during times of struggle. Through tireless advocacy and resources to match the most powerful adversaries, we’ve been able to recover over $2 billion for clients just like you.
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Table Of Contents
- Why are people filing Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits?
- How can NST Law help if I’m a Camp Lejeune water contamination victim?
- What injuries, illnesses, and diseases are linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination?
- What damages can I get if I file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
- How long do I have to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit?
- Speak With a Trusted Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyer Today
Why are people filing Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits?
Camp Lejeune is a military base on the coast of North Carolina where millions of American military service members—mostly Marines—have trained since 1942.
Private water wells servicing the base became contaminated with toxic levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and benzene.
There’s evidence that the Navy and the U.S. government knew about the contaminated water supply but took no steps to protect members of the military and civilians on the base.
Now, thanks to the Honoring Our Pact Act (PACT), which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, individuals who lived at the base and have suffered adverse health issues can take legal action.
You may have the right to recover compensation through the PACT Act if you:
- Lived at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and
- Have been diagnosed with a debilitating illness or injury linked to VOC exposure.
If you think that you may qualify to file a claim, it’s important to act quickly. The PACT Act only offers victims a limited amount of time to take action.
How can NST Law help if I’m a Camp Lejeune water contamination victim?
You’ve been through enough—debilitating injuries, physical trauma, emotional distress, and maybe even loss—and you shouldn’t have to navigate a complicated mass tort claim on your own.
Fortunately, you don’t have to. The experienced Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers at NST Law are here to be your fiercest advocates.
For over 32 years, our award-winning attorneys have been representing clients across the nation in complex mass tort and personal injury lawsuits. Helping people nationwide, we have the resources, experience, and reputation you’ll need to get the best result in your Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
When you trust our law firm with your water contamination case, steps which may be taken include:
- Gather evidence, including medical records and scientific studies, to prove that your injury or illness is related to toxic exposure during your time at Camp Lejeune
- Interview witnesses and family members who can provide insight into the physical and emotional toll your Camp Lejeune injury has had on your life
- Consult with experts and specialists as we build your case and assess your damages
- Prepare and submit a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim form
- Negotiate to get you a settlement that accurately reflects what your Camp Lejeune injury case is worth
- Prepare your case as if it’s headed for trial in the event that your claim is denied
Our attorneys are honored to represent members of the Marines, the U.S. military, their family members, and civilians who have suffered needlessly because of the government’s inaction.
We are ready to stand up and fight to get you the compensation you not only need, but deserve. Contact our personal injury law firm to arrange a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What injuries, illnesses, and diseases are linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination?
Research and scientific studies have linked several health issues and conditions to chronic exposure to TCE, PCE, benzene, and other VOCs that were present in the water supply at Camp Lejeune.
You may be entitled to compensation if you have been diagnosed with:
- Bladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colon cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Aplastic anemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Parkinson’s disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Hepatic steatosis
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney disease
You may also qualify for compensation if your mother spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 while pregnant with you. Research suggests that exposure to Camp Lejeune’s water supply can also cause birth injuries and birth defects.
What damages can I get if I file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
Compensatory damages are available to individuals who have suffered injuries, illness, or death because of Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water supply. Compensatory damages fall into two categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are awarded to offset the costs and monetary losses associated with your injury, illness, or disease. Intended to make you financially whole, this can include money for:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Nursing assistance
- Related out-of-pocket expenses
Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for trauma that can’t easily be valued in terms of dollars and cents. Examples include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Under the PACT Act, punitive damages cannot be awarded in Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits.
It may be necessary to work closely with experts and specialists in an effort to analyze and prepare your claim. We’ll rely on their insight as we work to understand how your diagnosis has affected your life and the overall suffering you’ve endured. With their help, we’ll be able to help you not only win your claim, but recover all of the compensation to which you’re entitled under the law.
How long do I have to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit?
Do not hesitate to reach out to NST Law if you believe you have the right to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. Federal law gives you until August 10, 2024—two years from the date the PACT Act was signed into law—to initiate the claims process.
Once the statute of limitations expires, so does your opportunity to assert your rights and demand the compensation you and your family deserve.
Speak With a Trusted Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyer Today
Did you live at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987? Have you or a family member been diagnosed with a serious health issue or birth defect? Did you have a miscarriage or struggle with infertility? Were you born with a birth defect or injury?
If so, you may qualify for compensation under the PACT Act. Our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers can help you file a claim and seek damages for your medical expenses, lost income, and suffering.
Work with a law firm with the resources, experience, and skills you’ll need to make the most of your claim. With offices in 14 cities across five states, it’s never been easier to get NST Law in your corner.
We work on contingency, which means there’s no out-of-pocket cost to you. You only pay when we win your case. No exceptions, no excuses. Contact our legal team to get started with a free case evaluation today.