Firm Representing Victims of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
January 18, 2023
Turning Point Litigation is representing people who suffered injuries from exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals. Exposure to Camp Lejeune water contamination likely contributed to the development of certain serious diseases, including Parkinson’s Disease, heart defects, scleroderma, kidney cancer, leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lung cancer, and various other types of cancer. In recognition of the significant harm done to those exposed to the contaminated water, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was recently enacted. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act provides a cause of action and new procedures for military service members, civilians, and family members to make claims for injuries caused by exposure to the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. To recover, a claimant must show that they were in the area of Camp Lejeune and exposed to the contaminated water for at least 30 total days (including in utero exposure) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and that they developed a serious illness.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act requires these claims to be filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, regardless of where the victim lives. If the victim is deceased, the administrator of their estate may pursue a claim on their behalf. The Act requires all claims to be brought by August 10, 2024.
If you believe that you may qualify to bring a claim for Camp Lejeune water contamination, then please call our office in Greensboro, North Carolina at 336-645-3320. The firm regularly appears before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a variety of matters. Our attorneys would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss your potential claim with you.