camp lejeune lawyer MemphisSick After Serving at Camp Lejeune

If you or a family member served at Camp Lejeune between 1952 and 1987 and suffered certain illnesses, you may be entitled to a large settlement. Here’s what you need to know from Darrell Castle—a Marine veteran and Camp Lejeune lawyer Memphis trusts.

What Happened at Camp Lejeune?

Camp Lejeune is a United States military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. For over 80 years, it’s served as a home base for multiple Marine divisions, combat units, and support commands.

Between August 1952 and December 1987, over one million people served at Camp Lejeune, including military officers, Marines in training, sailors, retirees, civilian employees, and their families. During this time, every single one of them were likely exposed to toxic VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from contaminated water at the camp.

VOCs are extremely dangerous chemicals. Exposure can lead to:

  • Cancer
  • Neurological defects, including Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Miscarriages
  • Birth defects
  • Other injuries

These chemicals got into the drinking water through wells that pumped in groundwater from contaminated sites.

How Can People Get Justice for Injuries at Camp Lejeune?

For decades, people impacted by this contaminated water tried to get some sort of compensation from the United States. But the government has certain protections from personal injury claims, and affected people had nowhere to turn.

That all changed on August 10, 2022, when Congress passed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act (PACT Act). This bill included a provision called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.

With this law, the government set aside $6 billion to help everyone impacted by these dangerous chemicals. That includes family members of people who since died.

As a result, if you or a loved one was stationed at Camp Lejeune and suffered any of the following health complications, you may be entitled to compensation:

  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Neurological defects, including Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Miscarriages and birth defects

Importantly, if the person who served has since passed away, you can still file on behalf of your family member. 

As a next step, you need a lawyer dedicated to your case. 

darrell_castleA Marine Veteran and Camp Lejeune Lawyer Memphis Trusts

As a former Marine Lieutenant myself, I served at Cherry Point just 30 miles away from Camp Lejeune. My brother served at Camp Lejeune for 10 years. As a result, I know that area well, and I take these cases personally. 

In the course of my career, I’ve helped hundreds of people in Memphis get compensation for their injuries. And just as important, I know how to treat fellow veterans and their families, who’ve already been through so much.

If you’ve been impacted, you want an attorney with experience, compassion, and respect. That’s what we do every day here at Darrell Castle & Associates. In fact, our firm has earned multiple awards for client satisfaction. Our team works tirelessly to make sure you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve.

We make it very easy to get started, and we don’t win anything unless you do. Just give me a call today at 901-327-2100 or fill out the form below. The conversation is free, no strings attached.

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