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Military veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to toxic chemicals. If you developed cancer or another disease after exposure to contaminated water, contact Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm for a free consultation with a Camp Lejeune lawyer.

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Your Trusted Camp Lejeune Attorneys in NYC

Your Trusted Camp Lejeune Attorneys in NYC

By now, many military families have realized the dangers they were exposed to at Camp Lejeune. If you believe you or your family were affected, you need the best attorney for Camp Lejeune water contamination to seek your fair share of compensation.

The federal government has established a fund to help people affected by toxic substances at Camp Lejeune, but this doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically be sent a check to cover your medical care costs and pain and suffering.

When you work with the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm as your Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney, you benefit from our years of dedicated experience representing clients affected by toxic chemicals and the resources we have to properly pursue your Camp Lejeune lawsuit.

Our legal team will:

  • Investigate the extent of the harm caused to you and your family
  • Handle communication with the VA
  • Draft all your legal paperwork
  • Collect evidence, including expert medical testimony, to prove your claim
  • Keep you abreast of developments in your case
  • File a claim or lawsuit to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation

Contact us today and speak with a lawyer to get started with your Camp Lejeune claim.

What Was the Reason for Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune?

What Was the Reason for Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune?

Camp Lejeune, located in Jacksonville, NC, is a large Marine training facility with accommodations for both service members and their families. Certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were discovered in Camp Lejeune’s drinking water in 1982, but the contamination stretched back to the 1950s. The contaminated wells were finally closed in 1985.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) estimates that more than 1 million people may have been affected by carcinogens in drinking water over a 30-year period. This number includes family members who were living in the camp while a loved one was stationed there and pregnant women who might have given birth to children with birth defects.

Am I Eligible to File a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit?

If you were living at Camp Lejeune from the 1950s through the 1980s, you might have been affected by the deadly water contamination.

Contact our Camp Lejeune lawyers today if:

  • You lived at the base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
  • You worked at the base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
  • You were exposed to drinking water at the base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.

Additionally, you may have a case if your mother was pregnant and fit the above criteria.

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What Are the Common Illnesses You Can File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim For? 

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act became law on August 10, 2022. Under the new law, certain people are permitted to file lawsuits against the federal government for damage suffered from the toxic chemicals found at Camp Lejeune. The law was necessary because, in many cases, the federal government cannot be named as a defendant in a lawsuit.

The act gives affected victims who fit the criteria the right to sue for compensation.

In order to qualify, you must have developed one of these cancers:

  • Cervical
  • Bladder
  • Central nervous system
  • Brain
  • Esophageal
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Ovarian
  • Rectal
  • Breast

The following cancers might also qualify victims for compensation:

  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma

Other medical conditions include cardiac defects, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma, epilepsy, infertility, fatty liver disease, neurobehavioral conditions, or Parkinson’s disease.

If you don’t see your condition listed, call us. We can examine your medical records and determine your case’s value.

Our personal injury law firm helps veterans file their initial claim with the Department of the Navy, as per the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), which is the first step in filing a lawsuit for compensation.

How to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

You and your Camp Lejeune lawyer must obtain several documents to file a claim for compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act:

  • A copy of your military records to prove that you were stationed at the base during the affected period.
  • Medical records documenting the disease you or your family member suffered from due to toxic contamination.

While you are not required to have an attorney represent you in filing a claim, an experienced lawyer can help ensure that you have the right paperwork, file everything on time and in the right place, and build a strong case for maximum compensation.

If you and your family are suffering from serious illnesses caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, we can help you file your suit and also seek benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Get a Free Review of Your Case from a New York Camp Lejeune Lawyer

You must prove your case to receive compensatory damages from the government after being exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. This involves going through an administrative process to legitimize your claim and verify that you were present at Camp Lejeune and that you were harmed by the carcinogens in the water.

Our legal team provides professional legal advice based on our deep knowledge of Camp Lejeune cases and will explain your legal options.  

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Is there a deadline to file my Camp Lejeune claim in New York?

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Yes, most people have two years from the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which was August 10, 2022, or 180 days after the denial of a claim made under the FTCA, whichever date is later, to file a suit. Because the act is a fairly new law, the terms may be open to interpretation by some judges, including the deadline for filing a claim.

Our legal team recommends filing the FTCA claim as soon as possible, no later than 18 months from the passage of the act. You must do this before filing a lawsuit.

If you are not sure whether you or a loved one are eligible for compensation under the act, contact us for a free consultation.

What compensation can I receive from a New York Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit?

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Damages in these cases are economic, which are calculable losses, or non-economic, which are losses without an exact dollar value.

Economic damages are typically awarded for:

  • Medical treatment and out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages or decreased earning capacity

Non-economic damages include compensation for:

  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act does not permit punitive damages.

Am I eligible for veterans’ disability benefits for Camp Lejeune water contamination if I live in New York?

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Under the guidance of your Camp Lejeune lawyer, you can apply both for disability benefits from the VA and for compensation under the act. You will need two types of documentation to support your case:

  • Military records showing you served in Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987
  • Medical records proving you have one of the eight diseases on the presumptive conditions list

Your veteran's benefits include compensation for your losses and health care coverage.

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