Cases Against Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Contamination

Tuley Law is investigating claims for Marines and Naval personnel, residents (including infants and children), and civilian workers that were exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), dichloroethylene (DCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and numerous other contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1987.

What diseases may have been caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune?

Generally speaking, the diseases that may be compensable include the following (and potentially several others):

  • Kidney cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Leukemias
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer (male and female)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Kidney diseases
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Brain/CNS Cancers
  • Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
  • Cardiac defects

What Does the PACT Act Offer?

If you lived, worked, or were stationed at Camp Lejeune and were exposed to the water for 30 days or more between August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, you may be eligible for the PACT Act.

The PACT Act is a new law  providing additional VA health benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances such as the water at Camp Lejeune.

To file a claim for the PACT Act, a lawsuit must filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina and you must comply with section 2675 of title 28, United States Code before pursuing legal action. You must provide evidence that you had exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune and that the harm is:

  • Sufficient to conclude that a causal relationship exists; or
  • Sufficient to conclude that a causal relationship is at least as likely as not.

The PACT Act offers health and disability benefits to those who have been harmed by toxic substances, such as the water at camp Lejeune. Your compensation will be offset by the amount of any disability payment, award, or benefit that was provided to the individual or legal representative under:

  • Any program under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Medicare under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.); or
  • Medicaid under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.); and
  • In connection with health care or a disability relating to exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune.

Statue of limitations of the PACT Act is two years after enactment of the act or the date that is 180 days after the day of which the claim is denied under section 2675 of title 28, USC. Punitive damages are not included. In addition, the U.S. may not claim immunity or statute of repose defense in an action that would be available under section 2680(a) of title 28, USC.

The caring attorneys at Tuley Law want to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more how to file a claim for the PACT Act.