President Biden has signed the historic Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which affects those who lived on Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps Base on the Atlantic coast. Water contamination at the base was pervasive. Numerous damaging volatile organic compounds, including benzene, tetrachloroethylene, and trichloroethylene, have been found in the water Marines and others used to drink, bathe in, and cook with. The fight for justice for those harmed by the water has spanned more than 25 years. Veterans and their families and staff exposed to toxic chemicals while at Camp Lejeune can now recover new benefits for the harm they suffered. They will be able to file lawsuits for damages and injuries. If you were harmed by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you should call the experienced toxic tort lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in product liability and toxic tort cases with which we’ve been involved.
Call Moll Law Group About Your Camp Lejeune Claim
As we’ve previously written, more than one million people have suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals in the water supply at Camp Lejeune. President Biden’s signature on the historic bill may provide redress to those who suffered cancer, birth defects, Parkinson’s, and other severe medical conditions. The symptoms of these different illnesses vary; symptoms of leukemia, for instance, include fever, weight loss, easy bleeding, and easy bruising.
Democrat Mark Takano introduced the Honoring Our PACT Act last year with a broad range of input from stakeholders and lawmakers. The Act makes eligible for medical care, mental health services, and counseling those veterans that participated in a toxic exposure risk activity, served in particular locations, or were deployed in support of specific contingency operations. The Act enormously improves governmental action toward veterans, their families, and staff members at Camp Lejeune who suffered toxic chemical exposures from the water.
Before filing a lawsuit, you must complete an administrative process, and for both procedures, it is wise to retain a lawyer. The Act broadly affects those who serve and those who have served in the past or otherwise been present using the water. You may be eligible to file a claim and subsequently, a suit if you were at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days as a veteran, family member, civilian contractor, or for another reason between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and exposed to the contaminated water there.
Compensation that we may recover for your harm includes medical costs and emotional losses. It may also be appropriate to pursue wrongful death damages.
Consult a Seasoned Product Liability and Toxic Tort Lawyer
If you were injured or lost a loved one because of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the years specified above, call the seasoned lawyers of Moll Law Group to find out whether you have grounds to file a claim. We represent injured plaintiffs across the country, and billions have been recovered in product liability lawsuits with which we’ve been involved. Please complete our online form or contact us at 312.462.1700.