Camp Lejeune Claims Deadline is Approaching Fast: Are You Eligible?

The last date that servicemembers and their families can file administrative claims and lawsuits under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is approaching quickly, and those who believe they were affected by water contamination at the Marine Corps base need to act fast. The Camp Lejeune claims deadline will come and go before you know it, and getting the assistance of a legal team on your side beforehand may be your best bet to seeing a favorable outcome after you or a loved one suffered at the base. Our law firm is still investigating these claims, but not for much longer. 

Camp Lejeune Claims Deadline Coming Up Soon

Phillips Law Group will continue to accept and investigate Camp Lejeune claims until May 31, 2024. (Although the official government deadline to file a Camp Lejeune claim is August 10, 2024.) That means people who may have an eligible claim have very little time left to file before losing out on pursuing Camp Lejeune compensation. 

Between 1953 and 1987 up to 1 million Marines and their family members regularly drank and bathed in the water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and may have been exposed to toxic contaminants. Now, former military service members, civilian workers, and their families who were exposed to the chemicals in water at the base for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987 may be eligible for compensation.

Some of the most common medical conditions that may be linked to the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune include adult leukemia, aplastic anemia, multiple myeloma, liver cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

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According to Military.com, “The Camp Lejeune Justice Act — another name for Section 804 of the PACT Act — became law in 2022. The PACT Act, short for the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, provides compensation and medical benefits for injuries and illnesses that may have resulted from toxic exposures connected to military service.”

To qualify for a settlement, a claim must be filed within two years of the enactment of the PACT Act, which occurred on August 10, 2022. That means claims need to be filed by August 10 of this year. However, our firm is only pursuing claims until May 31.

Am I Eligible?

Veterans, family members, civilian staff at the base, and others exposed for at least 30 days from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, may qualify to make a Camp Lejeune claim. Notably, in utero exposure qualifies, and a legal representative may qualify to file a wrongful death claim if the person who was exposed and affected by water contamination died.

But if you’re unsure if you or a loved one fit the exact criteria, it may be in your best interest to reach out to our team at Phillips Law Group to learn more. 

Working with Phillips Law Group

If you were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days and are now experiencing health problems, or you want assistance with a legal claim on behalf of a loved one who has passed away, the knowledgeable and passionate attorneys on our team can help. 

If you’re looking to make a claim ahead of the Camp Lejeune claims deadline, please don’t hesitate to contact Phillips Law Group to learn about all of the legal options available to you. We strongly support veterans and their families and want to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. 

Our clients don’t pay us anything unless we win, and you are under no obligation to work with us following an initial evaluation. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more and see what your options are regarding a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim before the May 31 deadline has come and gone.