Camp Lejeune Justice Act Passes Senate as Part of Larger Bill

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is headed to the President’s desk and soon will be enacted into law. The bill passed the house and recently passed the Senate as part of a larger bill to help veterans that have been exposed to toxics during their service time. It will open a two-year window for military veterans, family members, and others exposed to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune to pursue lawsuits and obtain compensation for their injuries and damages.

Legislation for Camp Lejeune Community

Specifically, the legislation will provide compensation for veterans, their families, and civilians that were exposed to and impacted by the contaminated water while living or working at Camp Lejeune between August 1st, 1953 and December 31st, 1987. The U.S. Senate voted 86-11 to pass the “Honoring Our PACT” Act which will expand eligibility for VA healthcare benefits to more than 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during military service.

U.S. Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. representing the third district of North Carolina stated, “When we send our men and women overseas, we make a promise to care for them when they come home. We failed our veterans when they were exposed to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune, and it is up to us to make it right. Our bipartisan bill, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act eliminates burdensome red tape to ensure that those exposed to toxic chemicals, including service members, Marine dependents, civil servants, and contractors, can receive their day in court. As the proud representative of more than 89,000 veterans, I am honored to lead the effort to make sure our Camp Lejeune community gets the long-overdue care and benefits they’ve earned.”

“The federal government has a responsibility to care for our veterans, service members, and their families – but that’s not what happened at Camp Lejeune when thousands were exposed to contaminated tap water for decades,” said Representative David Price serving the fourth district of North Carolina. “I am grateful for the tireless advocacy of Marines and their families, supportive allies, and congressional colleagues that has encouraged us to persevere in getting this deferral of justice corrected. I am proud to see our bill head to the President’s desk as a prominent part of Honoring our PACT, a historic package which honors our commitment to those who have served our country.”

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Tittle & Perlmuter celebrates the passage of this important bill that will help provide justice for veterans and their families. Thank you to all the veterans who have fought so hard for this legislation. Thousands of Marine veterans and their family members will now be able to file Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits. If you or a loved one have been impacted by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune, contact our dedicated team today. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and help walk you through the legal process.

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