What You Should Know
In 2022, Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, an enormous step towards righting the wrongs done to military members and their families in the last century. Because the Act is so new, it is understandable that you may have questions about using it to get justice and financial compensation for your injuries.
While every case is different, here is what you should know about the Act and its ramifications for servicemen and servicewomen who spent time at Camp Lejeune.
For more specific legal advice, please reach out to Montgomery Ponder, LLC. Our team will be glad to walk you through what you can expect from the Act and how to use it to your advantage.
What Is The Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act provides financial resources to military men and women and their families if they were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
Who Does The Camp Lejeune Justice Act Help?
The Act offers support for people who meet were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. Qualified applicants faced at least 30 days of exposure to the contamination, which stemmed from Hadna Point and Tarawa Terrace. The Act provides aid to military members, military dependents, civil service members, contractors and the family members of these people. In some cases, it includes support for children who were exposed prior to birth.
What Kind Of Injuries Does Water Contamination Cause?
Scientists have linked the contamination to high risk for multiple types of cancer, birth defects, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and other medical complications.
What Kinds Of compensation Can I Get If I Qualify?
Your settlement will depend on the types of injuries you and your family experienced. In some cases, you may be eligible for a settlement that accounts for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of companionship, and other compensatory damages. Punitive damages are not allowed under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
What Do I Do If I think I Qualify?
This recent bill reduces some of the legal burdens, but not all. Many applicants will still face substantial barriers to a successful claim. To get the help you need as soon as possible and as effectively as possible, you should talk to an attorney.
Call Montgomery Ponder, LLC at 205-606-6855 for a free consultation.