Thousands of marines and their families were exposed to bad water while living and working at Camp Lejeune. Many victims developed cancer and other serious health problems. Today, victims may receive financial compensation for the health problems they have had.
David Aylor Law Offices is taking new cases representing victims. If you have developed cancer or other health issues, you may receive compensation. Our lawyers for Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits are prepared to represent you in bringing your claim.
New cases are beginning now. Contact the David Aylor Law Offices today for your consultation.
Who Qualifies for Camp Lejeune Compensation?
Did you live or work at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987? If you spent more than 30 days at Camp Lejeune in this period, you may qualify to receive compensation.
People who may qualify include:
- Military spouses
- Children of military members stationed on base
- Other U.S. military spending time on base
- Civilian workers
Anyone who had 30 or more days of exposure may bring a claim. You must have a health problem that is the kind that is common from exposure to the toxic substances that were in the water.
Do I Have a Valid Medical Condition for a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
You may have a valid Camp Lejeune lawsuit if you have suffered from any of the following health conditions:
- Kidney Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Liver Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Parkinson Disease
- Kidney/Renal Disease
- Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
- Cardiac Defects
These are conditions for which studies have recognized a causal association between the exposure and disease. If your condition is not in this list, you may still qualify. Our Camp Lejeune lawyers can investigate how the exposure may have caused your injuries.
To bring a claim, a victim must show a link between the exposure to the water and the harm. Our lawyers can help you gather and prepare this evidence.
Start a Camp Lejeune toxic water case
The harm caused by toxic water at Camp Lejeune has changed thousands of lives. For years, the government denied that there was a problem. Then, they offered compensation, but only the bare minimum through veteran’s programs. Today, lawmakers are discussing options for victims to truly receive compensation for their injuries.
Starting a Camp Lejeune toxic water case can recognize your suffering and give you the compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers can represent you throughout the process. Call or send us a message for your consultation.
What compensation can you get for Camp Lejeune health problems?
Compensation for Camp Lejeune health problems may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Wrongful death compensation
Punitive damages are not available in Camp Lejeune cases.
Camp Lejeune Lawyers Near Me
David Aylor Law Offices is taking new Camp Lejeune claims near you. If you’ve been injured, start the process to receive compensation. Contact us now to learn more and begin your claim.
What is the Camp Lejeune lawsuit about?
The Camp Lejeune lawsuit is about compensating victims of toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. Toxic chemicals leaked into the water. Individuals who used the water, by drinking it and other uses, have developed cancers and other ailments in high numbers. The Camp Lejeune lawsuit provides compensation to these victims for their losses and suffering.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act
Lawmakers are finalizing the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (House Bill 2192). It’s part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022. Lawmakers are working out the final details, to be called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
The law creates a legal claim for victims of health problems because of time at Camp Lejeune. Previously, victims could seek benefits through veteran’s disability programs. However, these programs did not reach all victims. They also did not compensate victims for the pain and suffering that they endured because of their injuries. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act creates the possibility of a legal claim to provide fair compensation for victims.
What chemicals were in the Camp Lejeune water?
Chemicals found in the Camp Lejeune water are:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE) – A solvent used in cleaning
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) – A substance used in metal degreasing and dry cleaning
- Vinyl chloride (VC) – A substance that results from TCE and PCE degradation in groundwater
- Benzene – A substance used in the manufacturing of chemicals including plastics and synthetics
These chemicals are colorless. Liquid trichloroethylene even has a sweet odor. When these chemicals are released into the air and soil, they break down. Chemicals can then enter drinking water and harm the health of victims. The effects of the chemicals depend on many factors including the amount of exposure, duration of exposure, personal characteristics and individual behavior.
What is the current status of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
Lawmakers are continuing to discuss and debate the final details of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. They will continue to work on the final elements of the law when Congress resumes in fall 2022. Lawmakers must agree on a final version of the bill to pass into law.
How Do I Get Camp Lejeune Compensation?
To get Camp Lejeune compensation, you must bring a claim. The proposed laws create exclusive jurisdiction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Note: The law rectifies previous problems litigants had with the North Carolina statute of repose. While there are new deadlines that may be imposed, the statute of repose is no longer a barrier to claims.
Multiple versions of the law have made their way through the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The versions have significant differences. Our lawyers are carefully monitoring the current status of the law to ensure that your best interests are represented.
Will my veteran’s disability be affected by a claim?
There are various versions of the bills in the U.S. House and Senate. Bill H.R.3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2022calls for an offset of an award based on awards of disability health care, Secretary of Veterans Affairs programs, Medicare or Medicaid. However, H.R.2192 – Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 states that an award made under the law shall not impede the individuals’ entitlement to disability awards or benefits under any Veterans Administration program.
Our Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyers are continuing to monitor updates in the law. We will ensure that you fully understand what’s involved in bringing a claim and what to expect in the litigation process.
Isn’t the government immune from lawsuits?
Usually, the government is immune from lawsuits. However, they’re giving up that immunity for Camp Lejeune cases to allow victims to receive compensation.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me With Camp Lejeune Medical Problems?
David Aylor Law Offices is a client focused and community-driven injury firm. We understand that what happened at Camp Lejeune is more than just a news article or a scientific study. The systemic water toxicity hurt thousands of people. The harm crossed generations.
As health conditions continue to arise for military service members and their families, they are left suffering. However, victims may get justice by bringing their claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. It’s our goal as litigators to ensure that every person we represent is treated fairly.
Not only do we work to maximize compensation, but we want you to understand how the process works. An important part of great legal representation is making the legal system manageable for the client. We know the laws in-depth and the process for making claims. We’ll use our knowledge and experience for you.
When you work with David Aylor Law Offices, you can expect:
- A legal team that thoroughly knows the law and follows updates on Camp Lejeune legislation
- Development of a personalized case strategy
- Knowledge of how to effectively build scientific evidence and your right to compensation
- Professionals who strive for the best outcome for each and every client
- The same representation that has earned us recognition as the Charleston City Paper 2020 Best of Charleston
- Experienced litigators who implement a strategy to maximize your compensation
- Communication that meets your needs, and constant updates about your case
Our law firm has extensive experience in injury claims because we focus on helping victims. Our leader, David Aylor, clerked for a United States Magistrate and the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee. Along with other courtroom experience and a history of success on behalf of victims, David Aylor is equipped to represent your interests. He is admitted to practice law in the State of South Carolina, the U.S. District Court, the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Lawyers Taking New Cases for Camp Lejeune
Our lawyers are taking new cases for Camp Lejeune victims today. Contact our friendly and professional team today to talk about your case. There’s no obligation, and we can represent you with no risk or cost to you unless you receive compensation.
Call us for a free case evaluation or send us a message. See how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.