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What Is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 and How Does It Impact Victims?

If you’ve found this blog, you’re likely seeking out information about the recent act passed for victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. While there’s plenty of information circulating on the internet about victims, who’s at fault, health conditions related to the water contamination, and more, the primary question you need to answer first is: 

What IS the? 

According to the North Carolina congress, 

“This bill allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.This action is available only to individuals who were exposed to contaminated water for at least 30 days.The bill prohibits the U.S. government from asserting specified immunity from litigation in response to such a lawsuit. The bill also prohibits an individual who brings such an action from bringing a separate tort action against the United States based on the same harm.”

We get it. That’s a lot of information (and legal jargon) to take in and process. Essentially, the bill is recognizing that wrong was, in fact, done to these victims and their families, and giving them the legal backbone, they need to take it to court and get the compensation and help they deserve as they face the long-term repercussions of their exposure. For individuals and family members who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in the 34-year period from August 1953 to December 1987, serious health conditions, including a variety of cancers, have been directly linked to the contaminated water in their work environments and/or homes. This bill will finally give them justice, and perhaps offer some relief for medical expenses and ongoing care with settlement funds designated specifically for them. 

The team at Brooks Law Group is here for Tampa Bay residents who served at Camp Lejeune during the aforementioned years. We are well-versed in this area and have closely followed the developments of the legislation and how it relates to victims all over the United States. If you believe you were affected by the contaminated water on site, call us! We’re providing free, no-obligation consultations for individuals just like you. We’ll listen to your story, take a look at the details of your case, and help you determine the next steps you should take related to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. You can trust our team to keep your best interest at heart. Look to Brooks!

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