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Nationwide Representation for Camp Lejeune Cancer & Illness Lawsuits
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is currently reviewing potential toxic exposure lawsuits from victims who lived or worked near the Camp Lejeune base between 1953 and 1987 and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer and / or other serious illnesses.
Thanks to new legislation that will soon be passed, veterans and civilians exposed to contaminated Camp Lejeune water will soon be able to file lawsuits to recover compensation for their losses. Our award-winning attorneys at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP can evaluate your legal options and guide you through the legal journey ahead.
Legal Update: Camp Lejeune Justice Act Will Allow Victims to File Suit
U.S. lawmakers will soon pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) to allow individuals exposed to toxic water at the North Carolina military base to file lawsuits against the federal government.
This important law will give victims an opportunity to finally pursue the justice and compensation they deserve, as a previous Camp Lejeune MDL was dismissed in 2016 due to a North Carolina law that barred victims from bringing claims. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, our attorneys have extensively prepared for this litigation and are now standing by to help victims on the path to justice.
Lawsuits Allege Toxic Exposure as Cause of Cancer, Serious Illness
Camp Lejeune lawsuits are claims against the U.S. government brought by victims who were exposed to contaminated drinking water at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
According to the CDC, the Marine Corps discovered in 1982 that drinking water provided by two water treatment plants on the base were contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxins, including
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Vinyl chloride
VOCs are known carcinogens that have been associated with an increased risk of cancer, adverse birth outcomes, and other adverse health effects.
CDC researchers have estimated that as many as one million service members, military families, and civilians who lived or worked near the base may have been exposed to unsafe water. They have traced the contamination to multiple sources, including improper disposal practices at an off-base dry cleaners, leaking underground storage tanks, waste disposal sites, and industrial area spills.
Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Once the Bill is Passed?
You may have grounds to file a lawsuit if you or a loved one:
- Lived, worked, or were exposed to Camp Lejeune water for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987, including any exposure that occurred in utero; and
- Developed cancer or another serious health condition.
Camp Lejeune water has been associated with many different cancers and adverse health outcomes. Qualifying conditions may include:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Breast cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s
- Brain cancer
- Infertility and miscarriage
Service members, their families, and civilians who developed cancer or experienced other adverse health outcomes due to toxic exposure will soon be able to pursue lawsuits for their own personal injuries. If your family member died from cancer or another health condition connected to Camp Lejeune’s toxic water, you may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit once the bill is passed.
How Much is My Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Worth?
The value of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally, victims are eligible to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Grief and emotional anguish
By pursuing a civil lawsuit for Camp Lejeune toxic exposure, victims will be entitled to more compensation than what is available solely through a workers’ compensation or VA disability claim. Our attorneys can further discuss compensation as it relates to your claim and how we can help fight for the maximum recovery possible during a consultation.
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Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is a U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Tier 1-ranked personal injury practice that has recovered over $1 billion in compensation for victims. Our attorneys are trusted by colleagues and clients across the nation and have earned a reputation as caring and compassionate advocates.
In this new era of Camp Lejeune litigation, we believe it is long overdue for the government to recognize its failures and fairly compensate victims, especially after so many families suffered added insult to injury when their calls for justice went unheard. As proud Americans who support our military and believe in the power of our civil justice system, we are intent on helping civilians, veterans, and military families fight for the justice they deserve.
If you have questions about a Camp Lejeune lawsuit and your legal options, contact us for a FREE and confidential consultation. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP serves clients nationwide.
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