The Honoring Our Pact Act of 2022 may qualify you for financial compensation for your losses if you have an ailment brought on by polluted waters at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Marines exposed to the hazardous substances in the Camp Lejeune groundwater and who now suffer from serious linked health problems will get around $6.7billion in cash under the legislation.
UPDATE: On August 2, 2022, the PACT Bill was passed
Once President Biden approves the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act (PACT Act) will become new Federal law. Thousands of claims are already being filed by personal injury attorneys across the United States on behalf of persons vulnerable to toxic water at Lejeune Camp, signaling the impending arrival of Camp Lejeune litigation.
On August 2, 2022, the PACT Act became a federal statute. The people exposed to hazardous compounds in the water supply will be compensated in Camp Lejeune lawsuits. Those left with various health problems that require continuous medical care will be entitled to future medical benefits.
What to Expect in Compensation for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Settlements
Veterans with serious health issues due to their service-related exposure to harmful substances in the Camp Lejeune groundwater resources are entitled to settlement under the Honoring Our Pact Act (including the Camp Lejeune Justice Act).
A second law, the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 (CCLFA), grants access to VA medical benefits for qualified veterans who served at the Lejeune Camp during times of significant water pollution. This may cover financial reimbursement for treatment related to sicknesses brought on by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune and additional medical care requirements.
A veteran’s access to healthcare and monetary rewards under those provisions can vary depending on several factors.
A person who meets the requirements to be covered by the CCLFA is one who either:
- Engaged in active duty on the Camp, not less than 30 days, between August 1953 and December 1987.
- Resided at the Lejeune Camp for a minimum of 30 days during that time while a family member was serving.
The VA will take care of all medical bills for illnesses connected to probable chemical hazards in Camp Lejeune (an eligible condition).
Benefits for Disabled Camp Lejeune Military Veterans
The serviceman must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the military to be eligible for benefits related to disability. Disability benefits are available for the following conditions: Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, liver, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic disorders, Parkinson’s illness, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
How Do I Make a Claim If I Was On Active Duty at Camp Lejeune?
If you were deployed to Camp Lejeune and were diagnosed with a chemical exposure condition due to contaminated water, you may need to claim immediately to be compensated.
Speak with a lawyer first to review your experience at Camp Lejeune, your medical condition, and your potential entitlement to benefits and compensation. Working with the proper attorney can help you save a lot of time and effort by giving insight into the type of compensation you could be entitled to, creating a petition on your behalf, keeping track of the claim’s progress, and obtaining reimbursement as quickly as possible.
Visit DolmanLaw.com to learn more about Camp Lejeune settlement amounts and to schedule a free consultation if you believe you or a loved one’s ailments are due to water contamination exposure at Camp Lejeune.
If you were a victim of water contamination at the Camp Lejeune military base, you are eligible to receive settlements for your condition. Initially, victimized service members were not allowed to file claims of toxic water supply against the federal government. Still, after the PACT bill is passed, there will be an opportunity to get remuneration. Contact the DolmanLaw firm to help you out.