Tennessee Camp Lejeune Justice Act Lawyer
For decades, military members and civilians who lived on and worked at Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated water. The consequences were horrific. The toxins caused deadly cancers, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions. On June 16th, 2022, the United States Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act into law. It provides a path to justice for the victims.
At Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, we are strong, justice-driven advocates for military members and their families. If you have any specific questions or concerns about your rights or your loved one’s rights under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, our legal team is here to help. To set up a free, fully confidential review and evaluation of your case, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
An Overview of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act
What Happened and Why is this Law So Necessary?
Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Encompassing more than 150,000 acres and nearly a dozen miles of beach, Camp Lejeune is one of the largest military training facilities in the United States. Unfortunately, many military members and civilians who have lived and worked at the facility were exposed to contaminated water.
Research indicates that the water at the campaign was unsafe from 1953 through 1987. It contained dozens of known human carcinogens—with some being hundreds of times beyond a safe level. Dangerous toxins include trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). The substances lead to the development of serious and life-threatening medical conditions.
Who is Covered By the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act applies to both civilians and former U.S. military service members. An individual is covered under the statute if they lived, worked, or were otherwise exposed to the carcinogenic water at the base for 30 or more days between August 1st, 1953 and December 31st, 1987. Notably, the statute includes those exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune while in utero.
What Types of Illnesses, Injuries, and Medical Conditions are Accepted?
A wide range of illnesses are covered under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Further, the act may end up covering additional illnesses in the future based on scientific research and developments. Here is a non-exhaustive list of conditions that may currently be accepted:
- Adult: Many different forms of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and early onset dementia.
- Pediatric: Miscarriages, sudden infant death, childhood leukemia, and major infant deformities.
Qualifying individuals and their survivors have a right to seek lump sum financial compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Our Tennessee attorneys are standing by, ready to assist people who are seeking justice.
Get Help From a Camp Lejeune Justice Act Attorney in Tennessee
At Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, our Tennessee Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawyers are here to help you and your family get justice. If you are preparing to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, we can help. Contact us today for a free, fully confidential consultation. With offices in Clinton, Knoxville, Sevierville, LaFollette, and Maryville, we handle Camp Lejeune Act claims throughout Tennessee.