Camp Lejeune Water Lawyer
Veterans Harmed by Camp Lejeune Water
Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys
Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base in North Carolina and the site of significant water contamination at housing facilities, the base hospital, and recreational facilities for more than three decades. From 1953 to 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated through various industrial activities and off-base dry-cleaning facilities.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was signed on August 10, 2022. This federal law is designed to make it easier for veterans and their families who have been injured as a result of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Who is entitled to compensation for chemical exposure at Camp Lejuene?
Compensation is available to veterans and their families who can prove that they were present at Camp Lejeune during the contamination period and developed certain diseases since that time. This applies to veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, family member who lived on or near the base, or who worked at Camp Lejeune. Anyone who can prove that they were present on base for 30 days or more, and not necessarily 30 days in a row, is potentially eligible for compensation.
What specific diseases are covered by the Camp Lejuene Act?
The following diseases are among the conditions caused by toxic water for which compensation may be available:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease.
Veterans who have developed a variety of other diseases, including numerous types of cancer, may also be entitled to reimbursement for their medical bills.
How does the claims process work?
The claims process starts with the submission of a written claim form to the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy in Norfolk, Virginia. The experienced lawyers at Ballin & Associates, LLC, will work with veterans and their families to submit the claim form, and then collect and file the necessary supporting documents. The documents needed include the veteran’s Report of Separation (DD214 ) form or other official military documents showing that the claimant was stationed at Camp Lejeune during the relevant time period, as well medical records relating to the illness suffered by the person making the claim.
Why do you need an experienced lawyer to help with submitting a claim for chemical exposure at Camp Lejeune?
It is certainly possible to file a claim without a lawyer. But hiring an experienced lawyer will make the process easier for you, and will likely lead to higher compensation for the claimant. Our lawyers and staff have a wealth of experience in identifying and collecting important medical records, working with physicians and other expert witnesses to collect evidence of the impact of illnesses on claimants, and negotiating settlements with government entities like cities, states and the federal government.
Why should you hire Ballin & Associates, LLC?
Since 1981 99% of our injured clients have had successful outcomes. How did we do this? By treating our clients like they were our own family. We promise to devote our skill, drive and experience to every client with the compassion they deserve.
What will this cost you?
If our law firm accepts your case, you will pay nothing unless and until we collect compensation for you. Our fee will be a percentage of the amount that we collect on your behalf. We always have a signed written agreement with every client so you know exactly how our fee will be determined right from the start.
What is the deadline for filing claims for exposure to chemicals at Camp Lejeune?
Claimants have until August 10, 2024, to begin the claims process.
Attorney For Veterans and their family in Massachusetts
Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys for veterans 508-543-3700 if you or a family member became ill as a result of toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune. Since 1988, we have successfully represented veterans on a wide variety of cases. These cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which means no money is owed unless we are successful in collecting money compensation on the case. Contact us now for a free and confidential consultation.