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What is the Camp Lejeune Claims Process and Timeline for Camp Lejeune Lawsuits?

Between August 1st, 1953, and December 31st in, 1987, the drinking water in Camp Lejeune – the United States Marine Corps base situated near Jacksonville, North Carolina – was contaminated with harmful chemicals like trichloroethylene (TCE) as well as TCE (PCE) and the chemical vinyl chloride (VC) and benzene. Throughout those 34 years, innocent Marines, military families, and civilians who resided and worked on the base bathed in poisoned waters. It is estimated that over 1 million people have contracted various ailments due to exposure to chemical compounds.

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In August 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was enacted, providing these individuals and their family members – many who suffered from cancers of various kinds – an opportunity to pursue justice.

Our law firm will assist the Marines, their families, and the numerous civilians who served our nation in Camp Lejeune. If your spouse, child, parent, or someone you love has suffered an illness or injury as a result of the water contamination in Camp Lejeune; we are ready to help. For more details, contact us at (573) 646-6698 or submit this form to ensure that The Justice Now personal injury lawyer can begin immediately analysing the link between the poisoned water and the injury or illness.

Who Qualifies for a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?

Children, women, men, and even unborn babies who worked, lived, or worked in the vicinity of the water contaminated by Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days between August 1st, 1953. December 31st, 1987, and who can relate their health issues and injuries to the toxic waters could be able to file an action.

Conditions that are linked to Camp Lejeune’s water supply include:

  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral symptoms (like Parkinson’s Disease and ALS)
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma

How Long Do I Have to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?

The Act of Justice for Camp Lejeune, 2022, was signed by the President on August 10th, 2022. Claimants have two years up to August 10th, 2024 – to start the process of claiming, which begins with filing an application for the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) Claims form.

After the two-year time limit expires when the two-year deadline expires, the people affected by the polluted water in Camp Lejeune will no longer be able to seek justice for the hurt they’ve endured. If you want to determine your qualifications, fill out this form, and we’ll evaluate your claim.

Camp Lejeune Claims and Lawsuit Process

Filing a claim can be pretty simple if you employ an experienced lawyer to advance your claim. The steps below provide the general guidelines for how your case will proceed.

Contact our Camp Lejeune Attorneys by Submitting the form on this page.

The information you fill in the form will help us determine whether you or your loved ones can be eligible for damages for any harm you’ve endured due to exposure to the chemicals present in the water at Camp Lejeune. After we have received the form, we’ll immediately start evaluating the merits of your claim. We will contact you promptly to find out more about you and your potential claim. If we decide we’re the right company to handle your case, we’ll conclude a representation agreement and begin the claim process. We are proud of our service to our clients. From this point forward, you can rest assured that we are there for you and will manage everything in your case and help you get justice.

Developing Your Claim

The first step our legal team has to complete to initiate your claims is completing the CLJA Claims Form on your behalf. We will start gathering medical records, gathering documentation that shows you were in Camp Lejeune during the qualifying period of 30 days, and then establishing the number of damages that will determine your claim’s worth. We will send the form that we have completed to the center for processing claims and wait for their response.

Claims Processing Center

Under the law in force, the processing center will have up to 180 days to reply to the claim we made. There are two possible methods they could react to the allegations:

  • Make contact, discuss and then resolve.

In certain instances, the process of settlement should be pretty straightforward. Adjusters respond by making an offer to settle. Our lawyers will manage the negotiations to ensure you receive a fair amount.

  • Rejection.

We are concerned that many cases will not be resolved promptly, and the processing center might respond by rejecting your claim. An adjuster can contact us directly to deny your claim or decide not to respond. This is also rejection. Should your request not be accepted, our firm’s team will proceed by filing an action in your name.

Filing a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

When your first claim gets denied and our team is unable to resolve it, we will begin a lawsuit to recover for the damage caused by the exposure you had to Camp Lejeune’s contamination of the water. We are proud of our ability to discover the story of the person behind the diagnosis you received and how it’s affected your life and your family. Your family.

Our team will attempt to solve your issue through the following:

  • Working with experts to establish the link between your condition and exposure to toxic chemicals that are found in the water at Camp Lejeune.
  • Inquiring about your family members, friends, colleagues, family members, and other witnesses can aid us and a jury to better understand the impact of your illness affected your life.
  • The process of negotiating with adjusters for claims to ensure you get a complete, reasonable settlement; and
  • If necessary, you can present your case to a juror so that they can decide the amount you are entitled to after hearing about how your life was affected due to the contamination of your water.

We are extremely grateful to be able to represent Marines as well as former Marines and military families and all the civilians who were harmed by the water that surrounded Camp Lejeune. Our firm is deeply connected to the military, which is why we think that every stone must be left unturned in our fight for justice for all those affected by the disastrous failure to ensure that those who were on Camp Lejeune were safe. We believe that each person affected must be held accountable to the law for any hurt they’ve endured. It’s a privilege to assist you and your family members in getting justice.

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Timeline – How Long Will It Take?

The Act of Justice for Camp Lejeune 2022 was signed on August 10th, 2022. This means that we are in the early stages of the process of litigation. It is difficult to know the length of time these cases will be resolved following the filing of the lawsuit.

The timeframe could depend on changes to laws as well as the number of cases filed. If there are a lot of cases awaiting trial, it could take a considerable amount of time. You can rest assured that, whether your case is a year-long or five years to resolve, the staff will be with you to support you as a guide, advocate, and guide throughout the process.

What are the Attorney Fees to File a Claim for Camp Lejeune?

Our company operates on the basis of contingency fees which means that you don’t pay anything unless we are able to recover funds for you.

Contact Our Camp Lejeune Attorneys to Get Started Today

If you, a relative, or a loved one has suffered an illness or injury due to exposure to toxic chemicals in Camp Lejeune’s water, we’re here to assist you. Complete the application on this page or call us toll-free at (573) 646-6698 for us to decide on the best next steps to file your claim. We’re very sorry for the difficulties you’re going through, and we look forward to assisting you.

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