People Need to File a Federal Court Lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina Before August 8, 2024 Filing Deadline
(Posted by Tom Lamb at Drug Injury Watch)
Veterans who served at Camp Lejeune and their family members who lived on base there are now able to get legal compensation from the US Government after a new federal law went into effect in early August 2022. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows for lawsuits to be filed concerning some serious medical conditions, diseases, and cancers that are associated with harmful chemicals that were in the Camp Lejeune drinking water from 1953 to 1987.
To start, we want to point out two things that people may think are "problems" for possible Camp Lejeune lawsuits involving cancer (but, in fact, are not):
- Camp Lejeune veterans, their spouses, and children who drank the contaminated water probably received their cancer diagnosis many years later after they lived on base during the 1953-1987 period. (This time gap is usual because cancers have a "latency period", meaning it can be many years after the exposure to harmful chemicals until cancer develops, and then is diagnosed.)
- At the time of the cancer diagnosis, their doctors did not tell them the cancer was caused by or related to the Camp Lejeune contaminated water. (Most doctors, even today, are not aware of the harmful chemicals that were in the Camp Lejeune drinking water so many years ago.)
It is well-established that the benzene, vinyl chloride, and other toxic chemicals in that Camp Lejeune water supply way back then can be the cause of certain cancers many years later. As part of the Camp Lejeune lawsuits process, medical evidence will be presented to support the contention that a cause-and-effect relationship does exist or "is at least as likely as not" to exist -- which are the standards of proof set forth in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 -- between the Camp Lejeune contaminated water and cancer diagnosed many years later.
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Some of the cancers associated with harmful chemicals found in the Camp Lejeune contaminated water are:
Pursuant to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, veterans and their family members who lived on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina for 30 days or more during the period 1953 to 1987, and who were later diagnosed with cancer, have until August 9, 2024 to file Camp Lejeune claims.
The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb is located in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is in the Eastern District of North Carolina part of the federal court system. Furthermore, we have been handling chemical exposure cases involving cancer for more than 25 years, since 1996. As such, we are well-positioned and well-qualified to handle your Camp Lejeune cancer case in the North Carolina federal court specified by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.
If you, a family member, or some other person you know served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River in North Carolina, or lived there as a civilian, and later were diagnosed with cancer, we would like to help you get started with the possible Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit. We encourage you to submit an online Camp Lejeune Case Evaluation Form to tell us the basic facts of the possible Camp Lejeune cancer case or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions about your Camp Lejeune case based on his many years of experience handling chemical exposure cases that involve cancer.
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