Camp Lejeune, situated in North Carolina, USA, was founded in 1941 as a training base for marines and sailors.
Over a 34-year period, it is estimated that almost a million people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune could have been exposed to the local toxic water supply in the tap water.
On 10 August 2022, US President Joe Biden signed the PACT Act allowing former servicemen and their families who became seriously ill after being exposed to the toxic tap water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to access the support they need. In a statement issued about the Act prior to it being signed, President Biden stated:
“I have long said we have a lot of obligations as a nation, but we have only one sacred obligation – to prepare and equip those we send to war and to take care of them and their families when they come home.
I look forward to signing this bill, so that veterans and their families and caregivers impacted by toxic exposures finally get the benefits and comprehensive health care they earned and deserve.”
If you or a loved one were stationed, lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during any period between 1953 to 1987 (for at least 30 days which can be spent consecutively or non-consecutively) and have been affected by one of the health issues listed below you could be eligible to seek compensation.
The health issues linked to the toxic water include
There is a limited time to claim, so don’t delay in finding out more information.
The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with chemicals at levels up to 280 times higher than what is permitted by safety standards, which could have serious effects on your health and increase the risk of life-threatening cancers.
If you or a family member served in the US, British, or any other military service around the world and were stationed at Camp Lejeune, or if you were there as a family member of military personnel between 1953 and 1987, we would like to speak to you.
There is a limited time to claim under the new legislation, so do not miss your chance to find our more information.
Tens of thousands of US military are expected to claim in the coming months, along with an array of other military personnel from around the world.
Pogust Goodhead wants to raise awareness about this important piece of law so that everyone who may have been affected by the toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune, can access the essential support they need and redress they deserve.
We are uniquely placed to assist with this claim as we have lawyers based in the United States and across the UK and Europe who are experienced in litigating and leading large group claims similar to Camp Lejeune, and who will work closely together.
Pogust Goodhead are uniquely placed to assist with this claim as we have lawyers based in the United States and across the UK and Europe.
Our lawyers are passionate about championing justice for the victims of government and corporate wrongdoing, and our international expertise allows us to successfully represent people all around the world, giving them the best possible chance of compensation.
Pogust Goodhead has offices in Edinburgh, London, Liverpool, Amsterdam, Miami and Philadelphia, and we are still growing.
Our team of highly skilled litigators have a wealth of specialist experience in handling complex and high-value cases like this one.
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The PACT Act includes the ‘Camp Lejeune Justice Act’ which allows military personnel, their family members and civilians to seek restitution from the U.S. government, regardless of which country they now live in.
This action is available to individuals exposed to contaminated water for at least 30 days, regardless of whether they are veterans, family members, or civilians.
Victims can submit their claim for two years from the date of enactment of the PACT Act which came into effect on 10 August 2022.
Whether you or a family member served in the US, British, or any other military service around the world, if you worked, trained or lived at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 for 30 days or more, it is likely that you are eligible to make a claim.
The 30 days do not have to be consecutive.
You do not have to have any notable illnesses to contact us.
It’s believed the contaminated water is responsible for causing numerable cancers as well as Parkinson’s disease, renal failure and more.
Some of the illnesses linked to toxic tap water at Camp Lejeune:
According to the PACT agreement, primary caregivers, including spouses and children of the individuals who were directly exposed, can sue for damages on behalf of those affected.
Even if the caregivers were not poisoned themselves and loved ones have since died, they can now seek compensation for the deceased.
You are able to use the link on this page to provide information on behalf of a family member.
We’ve tried to make the process as simple as possible for signing up, offering three unique ways to do so.
Yes. Pogust Goodhead is uniquely situated to assist with this claim as we have lawyers in the United States experienced in litigating and leading large group claims similar to Camp Lejeune.
We are investigating claims for all military personnel who were stationed at the camp, regardless of the country they served for.
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