Time is Running Out: The Statute of Limitations for Camp Lejeune Victims Ends Soon

Have you or a loved one been affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune? If so, it’s critical to act quickly, because the Camp Lejeune statute of limitations is about to run out.

As a personal injury lawyer specializing in Camp Lejeune cases, I know better than anyone how important the coming weeks are for your case.

What Is the Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is like a deadline for filing a lawsuit. It sets a time limit on how long you have to start legal action after an event like the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

In the case of Camp Lejeune claims, the statute of limitations is August 22, 2024. If this deadline passes, you won’t be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for any harm caused.

This rule helps make sure that lawsuits are based on fresh, reliable evidence. But it also means a lot of people could miss out on benefits they or their loved ones need and deserve.

How Congress Enacted the Statute of Limitations for Camp Lejeune

The discovery of water contamination at Camp Lejeune affected many veterans and their families from the 1950s through the 1980s.

In response, Congress passed specific legislation: The 2022 Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which allowed affected individuals to file claims for compensation over contaminated water exposure at the base between 1953 and 1987.

This law gives victims of the contamination a limited time to seek compensation. Congress enacted it to allow anyone harmed by the polluted water a chance to get justice, no matter how many years have passed since the exposure.

Who Is Impacted?

If you served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you might be impacted by the water contamination and eligible for benefits.

The health conditions linked to this contamination have been studied extensively. Several serious conditions may qualify for compensation:

  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia and other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Birth Defects and Miscarriage

If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these conditions and meets the service or residence requirements, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, and more due to the exposure.

Last Chance for Justice

The window to file a claim is closing soon, and will officially end on August 22, 2024. This is possibly your last opportunity to seek justice and compensation for the suffering you or your family have endured.

Filing a claim can provide financial support for medical bills, ongoing care, and the pain and suffering caused by the contamination.

Remember, it takes time to put your claim together and get it filed. So if you believe you might have a case, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to get started.

Uncertain About Filing? What to Know

We’ve found some people are hesitant to file a claim because they aren’t sure if their family member qualifies for benefits. Some people also aren’t sure if they would receive the compensation, versus another family member.

However, taking no action guarantees no compensation.

Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney can clarify these uncertainties and could be the first step towards finally securing justice and support.

Our experienced attorneys can help determine if your family member’s condition and history at Camp Lejeune meet the eligibility criteria for compensation. Even if you’re unsure, it’s worth exploring.

We can help you understand what to expect from the process. And we only get paid if you win your case. So you can pursue your claim, or just get your questions answered, without any financial risk.

Remember, by not seeking legal help, you definitely won’t win anything. But with the right support, you could secure the compensation that you and your family deserve.

Darrell Castle downtown Memphis attorneyWhy Choose Me as Your Camp Lejeune Personal Injury Attorney?

As a former Marine officer and family member of a Camp Lejeune soldier, I know better than anyone the need to protect and support our veterans. Our Memphis personal injury firm is dedicated to helping Camp Lejeune victims and their families.

Our experience navigating complex legal systems and our unwavering commitment to justice have won hundreds of Mid-South families the compensation they deserve.

Choosing me as your attorney means choosing a partner who will fight passionately and persistently for your rights. I understand the urgency and sensitivity of these cases, and I’m prepared to help you through every step of this process.

But after August 22, there’s nothing I can do. The law is clear, and the timeline will close. You will lose any opportunity to pursue a Camp Lejeune claim.

Don’t miss your chance to stand up for your rights. Contact me today online or call our office asap. Let’s take the necessary steps to ensure your voice is heard and your damages are addressed before time runs out.