President Biden Passes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act

President Biden Passes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act

On August 8th, 2022, President Biden passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act which allows anyone who was affiliated with Camp Lejeune for 30 days or longer from August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, AND became sick from the tainted water to make a claim. As a result, those affected by tainted water at Camp Lejeune now have 2 years from August 8th, 2022, to file a claim.

The 2022 Camp Lejeune Justice Act was made to grant veterans and their families the opportunity to file a case against the Government, because of the contaminated water supply. It also overrules North Carolina’s Statue of Repose Act, which states that a claim must be filed within 6 years of taking place, otherwise is it forever barred. The cases will be tried at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina.

The water at Camp Lejeune was found to be tainted with harmful chemicals from 1953 to 1987 including: benzene, perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), and vinyl chloride. While individuals have tried to file suit previously for wrongful death or injury claims, the cases were all dismissed due to statute of limitation issues. This bill will allow the chance for justice and fair compensation for the many individuals that lived on base during that time and developed serious complications such as:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • ALS

Additionally, some pregnant women living at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987 suffered from miscarriages, still births, or gave birth to babies that were underweight, or had a birth defect of the brain, heart, spine, or a cleft palate.

The time to act is now! If you or a loved one lived at Camp Lejeune and suffered from complications due to the contaminated drinking water, call The Yost Legal Group today at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529) to speak with one of our experienced attorneys or email us at info@yostlaw.com. There is no fee unless we recover.