Are you a family member of a veteran seeking information about the recent act passed for victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina? While there’s plenty of information circulating on the internet about victims, who’s at fault, health conditions related to the water contamination, wrongful death, and more, many families are left wondering how this information pertains to them (and how the lawsuit affects them) if their loved one has already passed due to their illness. Before that can be answered, families need to understand what the most recent legal proceedings mean for Camp Lejeune victims as a whole, and what sparked the current lawsuit. A bill, the PACT Act, finally recognizes ailing veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their time in service, including burn bits, Agent Orange, contaminated water, etc.
According to the North Carolina congress,
“This bill allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.This action is available only to individuals who were exposed to contaminated water for at least 30 days.The bill prohibits the U.S. government from asserting specified immunity from litigation in response to such a lawsuit. The bill also prohibits an individual who brings such an action from bringing a separate tort action against the United States based on the same harm.”
How is that related to Camp Lejeune veterans? Well, for individuals and family members who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in the 34-year period from August 1953 to December 1987, serious health conditions, including a variety of cancers, have been directly linked to the contaminated water in their work environments and/or homes. This bill will finally give them justice, and perhaps offer some relief for medical expenses and ongoing care with settlement funds designated specifically for them. The lawsuit being filed is seeking out the compensation they deserve, but for families whose loved ones didn’t live to see this bill come to pass, what are their options?
The team at Brooks Law Group is here to take on the fight for you and your late loved one. We are well-versed in this area and have closely followed the developments of the legislation and how it relates to victims all over the United States. If you believe you were affected by the contaminated water on site, call us! We’re providing free, no-obligation consultations for individuals just like you, who have lost their family member to illness or disease caused from the contaminated water exposure. We’ll listen to your story, take a look at the details of your case, and help you determine the next steps you should take related to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. You can trust our team to keep your best interest at heart. Look to Brooks!