The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was signed into law by President Biden today. This is a tremendous step toward justice for the many Marines and their families who suffered from exposure to toxins in the Camp Lejeune water supply. With its passage, Veterans and their families will be able to file lawsuits without the concern that the Department of Justice will rely on various immunities and defenses to deny these families justice.
Persons who lived or worked aboard Camp Lejeune, for more than 30 days, between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 are now able to pursue claims and file lawsuits under the Act. Of course, they will still need to prove that their exposure to these harmful toxins caused them harm. A fighting chance is all that those suffering from the laundry list of cancers and other harms caused by this toxic exposure are asking for.
While the Act is a good first step, our Nation must come to the aid of all Veterans and families who have suffered from toxic exposure on military installations across our country. Military families have sacrificed enough without sacrificing their health and well-being because our Nation abandoned basic principles of environmental stewardship and fundamental fairness.
If you or someone you know resided or worked aboard Camp Lejeune, for more than 30 days, between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, contact us today.