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Everything You Need to Know About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

September 16, 2022 | Personal Injury

Military members and families that were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may be eligible for compensation against the U.S. government for the conditions and illness that arose from drinking contaminated, toxic water. Upwards of 1 million people who resided and/or worked at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water and can file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

The attorneys at Goza & Honnold are prepared to offer legal assistance and guidance to those who have developed serious conditions as a result of the U.S. government’s negligence. We have decades of experience fighting for victims of negligence and have recovered millions for our clients. We are dedicated to helping victims and families navigate the Camp Lejeune claims process to receive the justice they deserve.

Requirements for Filing a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

There are several prerequisites for filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. The attorneys at Goza & Honnold can assess your case to help you determine your best legal options.

In order to qualify for a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, you must meet the following:

  • You or a loved one were stationed, worked, or lived at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative, not consecutive)
  • You have or a loved one has a qualifying health or medical condition (see below)

If both of these factors apply to you, you may be able to recover compensation under the Act.

The attorneys at Goza & Honnold are experienced mass tort lawyers and understand the legal complexities of filing a case against a large entity, such as the government. We work tirelessly to obtain the necessary compensation that our clients deserve and advocate fiercely on their behalf.

Compensation You May Obtain in a Successful Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case

The attorneys at Goza & Honnold will help evaluate the monetary value of your case and fight for your right to maximum compensation. Our analysis will include the costs of your medical care and treatment, your lost wages or lost earning capacity, and your pain and suffering.

The Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers at Goza & Honnold have decades of experience and have recovered millions for toxic tort victims. We can help bolster your case by examining medical records, performing scientific research, establishing causation, and emphasizing the extent to which your life has been negatively affected due to Camp Lejeune water contamination.

Qualifying Conditions for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Benefits

Establishing that your condition is directly connected to Camp Lejeune’s drinking water contamination rather than related to other prior health conditions may be complex. The attorneys at Goza & Honnold help establish a link by doing extensive research, obtaining vital information from field experts that may testify on your behalf, and negotiating a fair resolution so you may have the necessary resources for recovery.

The following conditions may qualify for Camp Lejeune water contamination benefits:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral consequences
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

Studies show many other conditions could be related to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, so you could still qualify even if you do not see your particular condition listed above.

Health conditions related to exposure to this contaminated, toxic drinking water can cause victims to incur lifelong medical expenses, lose the ability to work, and suffer non-economic damages as a result of their condition. We are here to help fight for the justice you deserve.

Speak With the Experienced Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers at Goza & Honnold

The U.S. government let down the brave servicemembers at Camp Lejeune. The attorneys at Goza & Honnold are honored to fight for them and their families. Contact us today to see how we can help you secure needed compensation for your injuries.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, you may fill out a contact form or call our office at (913) 451-3433.