CAMP LEJEUNE FAQ
Do you need a Camp Lejeune Lawyer?
If you or a loved one have been affected by the Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination, it is advisable to consult with a trial attorney knowledgeable about both the Marines and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt have extensive personal experience with issues related to the Marines and to the administration of federal government programs like the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
What will filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit cost me?
All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means our clients never pay any up-front costs or fees. We only get paid when we get you a recovery. If there is no recovery, you owe us nothing.
How a Camp Lejeune Lawyer can help you?
As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt can provide invaluable assistance in helping you get justice. The following is a sample of the ways we can help you:
Legal Expertise: As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt possess specialized legal knowledge related to the U.S. Marine Corps as well as navigating complex regulations and government programs.
Case Evaluation: As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt can assess your potential lawsuit, including the health consequences you have experienced to determine if your lawsuit is worth pursuing.
Guidance and Advice: As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt can explain your rights, legal options, and potential course of action and advise on how best to proceed.
Evidence Collection: As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt will assist in gathering evidence to support your case, including military records, medical records, and expert opinions.
Negotiations: As Camp Lejeune lawyers, Chad and Matt will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you are fairly compensated for your exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Lawsuit Representation: As Camp Lejeune Lawyers, Chad and Matt will put their expert trial skills to use and represent you in your lawsuit if settlement negotiations don’t result in a satisfactory resolution.
Government Programs: As Camp Lejeune lawyers with extensive experience with the administration and investigation of federal government programs, Chad and Matt can guide you through the available programs such as VA benefits that may be of assistance to you.
Peace of Mind: Hiring Camp Lejeune lawyers, like Chad and Matt who are personally invested in this fight can allow you to rest easy and focus on your health as they handle the legal complexities of your Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
Advocacy: As Camp Lejeune Lawyers, Chad and Matt will work tirelessly to advocate and seek justice for you.
Please note, the details of how Chad and Matt can help depends on your individual circumstances. Call today to discuss your individual case.
Am I eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
Anyone who served, lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
What is the timeframe for filing a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim?
All Camp Lejeune claims must be filed before August 10, 2024. Do not delay, as it will likely be difficult to obtain all relevant information shortly before this important deadline.
Can I file a Camp Lejeune claim if my loved one has passed away?
You may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit if your loved one served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
Will hiring a Camp Lejeune lawyer impact my VA benefits?
Your VA compensation benefits or health care services will not be impacted if you file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. If you are awarded relief from a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, your VA benefits will not be reduced, and your eligibility for other VA benefits or services will not be affected.
Will any compensation I receive from filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit be impacted by VA benefits and services I already receive?
Yes, potentially. If you already receive VA benefits or services (disability pay or health care services) for conditions related to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, the court awarded relief will be offset by the amount of any disability award, payment, or other benefit VA provided to you related to your exposure at Camp Lejeune.
What if I file for VA disability after I receive compensation from my Camp Lejeune lawsuit, will VA reduce my benefits as a result?
No. Any action you take or award you receive under your Camp Lejeune lawsuit will not influence the VA’s decision to provide you benefits or health care based on your exposure or the amount of compensation you receive from the VA.
What health issues are related to Camp Lejeune’s water contamination?
It is well established that frequent or large exposures to pollutant VOCs in drinking water are linked to several serious health conditions, including cancer, neurological damage, and other illnesses.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease (ATSDR) has studied the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and its related health effects and published findings detailing the links between water contamination and a host of often fatal illnesses.
Thousands of men, women, and children who were exposed to contaminated water during their time serving or living at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River have developed, and many died from, the following health conditions:
Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
If you have a medical condition not listed above or if you are uncertain whether your health issues would qualify, give us a call and we can discuss your potential case with you free of charge.
What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?
Volatile organic compounds are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOCs typically are industrial solvents, such as trichloroethylene; fuel oxygenates, such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); or by-products produced by chlorination in water treatment, such as chloroform. VOCs are often components of petroleum fuels, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry cleaning agents. VOCs are common ground-water contaminants.
Do I need to live in North Carolina or somewhere specific to hire a Camp Lejeune lawyer?
No. Our attorneys serve clients nationwide from our offices in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
When did the Camp Lejeune water contamination occur?
The water at Camp Lejeune is known to have been contaminated between the 1950s and the 1980s.
What toxic chemicals are responsible for the Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination?
The contamination was caused by hazardous chemicals including Benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC).
What changed that allowed me to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit now?
On August 10th, 2022, the bipartisan PACT Act was signed into law. As part of the PACT Act, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was passed, granting anyone who served, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River between 1953-1987, who has suffered or is suffering from illnesses or other health impacts caused by the toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune, the ability to file lawsuits against the federal government for full and fair compensation. Upon signing this new law, the President of the United States said, “The PACT Act is the least we can do for the countless men and women, many of whom may be in this room for all I know, who suffered toxic exposure while serving their country.”
How do I file a claim based on the Camp Lejeune water contamination?
Call Chad Maloney, Matt Brooks, and their team at Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney directly to schedule an in-person meeting, or Zoom meeting to discuss your case - or submit an online request below.
Can you File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
The toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune underscores the importance of government accountability. Filing a successful Camp Lejeune lawsuit is essential to holding responsible parties accountable and preventing similar incidents in the future.
If you or a loved one spent time serving, living, or working at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 you may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. Call our office today to provide your information and someone from our team will reach out within one business day to discuss your potential Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
If you are uncertain whether a deceased loved one was at Camp Lejeune, give us a call to discuss.