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The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

Brooks Law Office Aug. 17, 2022

Congressmen from both political parties passed a law to help U.S. Marines and their families poisoned by the water at Camp Lejuene, North Carolina.  The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows Marines and their family members to file a lawsuit for injuries related to exposure to chemicals in the drinking water for at least thirty days at the military base between 1953 and 1987.  The person bringing the action will have the burden of proof. The actions can be filed in federal court in eastern North Carolina. The actions must be filed within two years of the enactment of the legislation.  

The exposure has been associated with miscarriages and severe birth defects, including spina bifida and heart defects.  Also, and childhood cancers such as leukemia. 

Also, exposure from bathing, drinking or cooking with the base’s water has been associated with the following conditions: 

Cancer of the bladder, breast, esophagus, kidney, liver, lung and blood.   

Blood cancers including multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (bone marrow cancer that creates immature blood cells).  

Liver conditions such as hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) is also associated with this condition.   

If you were at Camp Lejuene for thirty days or more, and have been diagnosed with one of these conditions and live in the Savannah or surrounding area, contact us.  We will work with you to confirm your presence at the base, will assist you in obtaining medical records to support your claim, and will make sure that your claim is timely filed.