Did you live or work at Camp Lejeune during the 1950s – 1980s? Did you later develop cancer or another serious illness? You aren’t the only one.
Countless people who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated water, which later caused serious illness. The U.S. Congress just enacted the Camp Lejeune Act, which allows certain service members, residents, and workers to sue the federal government for damages arising from contaminated water at the base.
However, those who choose to sue the United States government will face an uphill battle without the right attorney. Bronstein, Gewirtz, and Grossman, LLC has the elite experience and skills to help you recover compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. We have 30 years of experience handling complex mass tort and class action claims.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
How Bronstein, Gewirtz, & Grossman, LLC Can Help With Your Camp Lejeune Claim?
The Camp Lejeune Act may allow you to sue the government, but it won’t be easy to get the compensation you deserve. There are still many hoops you have to jump through and claim requirements you have to satisfy. You’ve suffered enough from your illness and losses related to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. Let BG&G handle all aspects of your claim and help you get the money you need to move forward.
BG&G is one of the leading plaintiff law firms in the country. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients. We work aggressively to secure the most favorable results for our clients. We’ve never backed down from big corporations, manufacturers, or insurance companies. And we won’t back down from the United States government.
When you hire us, you can expect us to:
- Help you understand your rights and options under the Act
- Investigate your case to obtain evidence of your time at the Camp and contact with contaminated water
- Calculate the value of your claim to ensure you demand the appropriate amount of compensation
- Work with top experts to demonstrate that tainted water caused your illness or condition
- Manage all communications and settlement negotiations
- Take your case to court to protect your rights
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyer. We work on contingency, meaning we advance all costs and expenses of your lawsuit. If we obtain a settlement or verdict in your case, we will ask the court to grant us reimbursement for our attorney fees and other expenses
Camp Lejeune Lawsuits Overview
Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base established in the early 1940s. Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the facility extends over 250 sq. miles and includes 14 miles of beaches. Its size and coastal features make it highly suitable for amphibious assault exercises and water-oriented military training.
Nearly 40 years after Camp Lejeune was established, contaminated water was discovered on the grounds. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were discovered in many of its wells and water sources. VOCs consist of chemicals (often man-made) that can be dangerous to human health and cause chronic illnesses.
The contamination in the water could date back to as early as 1953 and extend to as late as 1987. Some estimates suggest that over one million people could have been affected by the tainted water.
President Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Act into law on August 10, 2022. Now, certain individuals who lived and worked at the base can file a lawsuit against the U.S. government for injuries and illnesses related to the Camp’s contaminated water.
How Do I File a Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claim?
You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if:
- You lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
- You were exposed to water at Camp Lejeune that was supplied by the U.S. govt.
- You later developed a serious illness or negative health condition
- You first submitted a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claim with the Dept. of the Navy.
There are many diseases and conditions potentially linked to exposure to contaminated water, including:
- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cardiac issues
- Nerve damage
- Kidney damage
- Other serious diseases and conditions
The best way to determine if you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit is to consult an experienced legal team. Contact BG&G today for help understanding your rights and options.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
You will be able to pursue economic and non-economic damages related to your exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Economic damages will cover your financial losses; non-economic damages compensate for personal, non-financial losses that do not have a clear monetary value.
Economic damages include compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Other monetary losses
Non-economic damages often include money for:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
An experienced attorney can help you identify and calculate the value of your damages related to your Camp Lejeune claim. Your legal team can even bring in medical and financial experts to help determine the value of your case. Contact Bronstein, Gewirtz, & Grossman, LLC today to get started on your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Camp Lejeune Claim?
The Camp Lejeune Act sets deadlines for all claims related to contaminated water exposure at the base. You must file your lawsuit within two years of the enactment of the Camp Lejeune Act or 180 days after the Dept. of the Navy denies your FTCA claim — whichever is later.
You shouldn’t delay if you believe you have a claim under the Act. Contact BG&G today to get started and avoid any statute of limitations issues.
Contact Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC For Help with Your Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
You’ve suffered enough after consuming or using tainted water at Camp Lejeune. Don’t wait another day to take action. BG&G can use our vast experience and resources to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. We’re standing by to help.