What is the JUSTICE Act?

Camp Lejeune residents were exposed to toxic water, which allegedly led to long-term illnesses.

The Camp Lejeune water contamination story began in 1953. The story is about how the Camp Lejeune residents were exposed to toxic water, which allegedly led to long-term illnesses. These people bathed and drank this water without knowing it contained harmful chemicals.

Sixty years later, the Camp Lejeune victims see a light at the end of the tunnel. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 passed by the Biden administration allows victims to seek damages for toxic exposure.

what is justice act?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a bill that removes various red tape to ensure the Camp Lejeune survivors can sue and recover damages for their exposure to toxic chemicals. This bill gives the victims thirty days to seek legal justice.

Apart from helping the victims, this Act has other benefits.

First, it ensures the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) staff members who conduct various analytical tests are well-trained. For instance, the Act ensures these people are more conversant with various lab testing and specimen collection methods to avoid such an incident in the future.

Second, the Act reevaluates the techniques used to identify toxin exposure.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act will help the Lejeune victims and will be used as an example to advocate for the rights of veterans exposed to burn pits and other chemicals while on duty.

who does it help?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act helps military members, their families in the camp at the time, and other civilian workers.

who has been affected by camp lejeune?

Veterans and their family members were found to be the main people affected by Camp Lejeune. This is because they developed various health issues like cancer, heart disease, and infertility after residing at Camp Lejeune.

what we know about the camp lejeune settlement

Since the bill has passed, all the Camp Lejeune victims will be allowed to file their lawsuits. Most lawsuits will focus on specific water toxins in Camp Lejeune, such as vinyl chloride, benzene, perchloroethylene, and trichloroethylene.

The claimants may receive a compensatory settlement for their economic and non-economic damages. The only limitation is that if some veterans have received any VA benefits, this settlement amount will be deducted.

In the Act, it specifies that the veterans must be diagnosed with complications following their residence at Camp Lejeune.

  • Breast cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Kidney cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Lung cancer
  • Renal toxicity
  • Female infertility
  • Bladder cancer
  • Neurobehavioral effects

how can victims get help?

The Camp Lejeune survivors couldn’t seek legal compensation before because the law had prohibited it, citing that the issue occurred long ago.

The passing of the Justice Act allows victims to seek monetary compensation for the damages incurred. If you are a Camp Lejeune survivor, fill out an eligibility check to see if you qualify for compensation.

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