New Jersey Camp Lejeune Claim Lawyer
New Brunswick attorney assists victims of Marine base water contamination
Men and women who serve in the armed forces make numerous sacrifices to help keep the United States safe. Some risks are inherently part of military service, while others are avoidable. Sadly, some Marines who served at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina over a four-decade period are facing severe medical problems due to water contamination at the base. If you or someone you loved was stationed at Camp Lejeune, John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick can help you assert your right to legal relief. As part of a Central Jersey legal legacy that dates back more than 100 years, our firm has the skill, experience and determination to battle on behalf of veterans suffering from diseases linked to the tainted water.
Eligibility for relief under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA)
You might have heard about Camp Lejeune personal injury claims, but before you move forward, it is important to understand who is eligible for compensation in these cases. If you were a resident at Camp Lejeune or the Marine Corps Air Station in New River for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, you could be entitled to payment from a fund established by the U.S. government. This fund created under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) compensates military personnel as well as family members who lived on one of the bases.
Under the legislation, someone who meets the residency qualification and suffers from one the following medical problems receives a presumption that their condition is linked to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia or another type of myelodysplastic syndrome
- Bladder, kidney or liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
Research has shown that these conditions have been caused by exposure to the types of hazardous substances, including volatile organic compounds, found in the water at Camp Lejeune during the relevant time period. Compensation is available for eligible claimants, including their spouses, afflicted with one of these diseases as well as family members of individuals who meet the requirements and died of a presumptive condition.
Obtaining compensation for a Lejeune-related illness
The government has set aside funding for Lejeune victims, it is important to act promptly and hire a qualified attorney to collect the payment you deserve. Our firm gathers the necessary medical, military and residential records needed to support clients’ claims. From there, we advise on the various forms of relief available, which can include damages in a toxic tort claim and benefits provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Under the CLJA, you only have until August 10, 2024 to file your claim and collecting the requisite materials could take time, so you should not hesitate to call us so that we can start the legal process for you.
Contact a New Jersey lawyer for a free consultation about a Camp Lejeune claim
John VR. Strong, Jr. represents veterans who believe that they might have contracted a serious illness as the result of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Please call our New Brunswick firm at 732-979-2166 or contact us online to learn about your legal options in a free consultation. Se habla español.