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Camp Lejeune Justice Act:

Lawsuits for Veterans and Families 

Were you or a family member exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River? You may be eligible for compensation.

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These cases are deeply personal for Karl. He understands the deep sacrifices military families make, and won’t back down from a fight when they are mistreated or denied the compensation they deserve.

Millions Were Poisoned by Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River

From 1953 to 1987—nearly three decades—more than one million people who lived, worked, or served at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River were exposed to contaminated water laced with toxic chemicals and volatile organic compounds like benzene, vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene, and tetrachloroethylene. 

For many of those veterans, military contractors, and military family members, that toxic exposure directly contributed to a significantly higher risk of both short and long-term health issues—including cancer, birth defects and miscarriage, Parkinson’s disease, and much more. 

If you or a loved one were affected, until recently there wasn’t much you could do about it. But thanks to new bipartisan legislation being considered by Congress, victims may soon finally be able to sue in district court for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the justice and reparations they deserve.

Are You Eligible for Compensation?

According to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, part of the broader Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 currently being deliberated in Congress, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation against the U.S. government once the legislation passes if you meet the following requirements: 

  1. You (or a spouse, parent, child, or other close family member under your care) lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River for at least 30 days (cumulative) between August 1953 and December 1987.

  2. You or your loved one were diagnosed with a form of cancer or other health condition with a known link to the contaminants in the drinking water at the base. 
Camp Lejeune Justice Act: Lawsuits for Veterans and Families
Camp Lejeune Justice Act: Lawsuits for Veterans and Families

Eligible cancers and health conditions include, but are not limited to: 

Cancer

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Other Health Conditions

  • Birth defects
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Bone marrow conditions
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Leukemia
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Plastic anemia
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

Nothing can ever truly make up for harm done to you or your loved one. But with an experienced attorney on your side, you can fight for justice, financial recovery, and peace of mind.

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A Law Firm for Veterans, by a Veteran

Karl Truman isn’t just a personal injury attorney with a long history of fighting for veterans and their families. He’s a veteran himself.

For 28 years he served his country honorably as an Army officer, retiring in 2009 as a Lieutenant Colonel. For more than 20 of those years he balanced both his military and legal career, earning multiple promotions and decorations from the Army as well as victories in the courtroom on behalf of the injured, disabled, and their loved ones.

These cases are deeply personal for Karl. He understands the deep sacrifices military families make, and won’t back down from a fight when they are mistreated or denied the benefits they deserve. He’s been handling veterans’ disability claims for decades, and is deeply respected in the veterans’ community for his passionate advocacy, compassionate guidance, and aggressive legal approach.

If you or your family were harmed by Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water, the Colonel is in your corner. Contact us today for your free consultation with our team.

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The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.