New Mexico and Texas Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers
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At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our civil litigation attorneys are helping New Mexico and Texas residents who lived or worked on Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for at least 30 days from 1953 to 1987 pursue the federal government for the preventable illnesses and fatalities that resulted from the negligent storage of toxic chemicals on the Base.
For nearly 35 years, U.S. military personnel and their families, contractors, and civilians suffered from the ongoing water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
It has since been confirmed that the water supply on the Base contained volatile organic compounds — including studies that reported four core chemicals and 70 secondary chemicals were identified in the water including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and benzene — that were stored underground.
For military service members, and others who counted on the U.S. Marines to provide a safe place to live and work, exposure to these toxins led to extensive health complications, including birth defects, stillbirths, infertility, miscarriages, a variety of cancer diagnoses, Parkinson’s disease, and other ailments.
Before the new legislation passed this year, these individuals only had access to medical care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) but were not eligible to file a claim against the federal government.
That has changed, and we want to help you, or your loved ones pursue the financial compensation you are entitled to because of the injuries, illnesses, or loss of life that occurred because of your exposure to these toxins. Contact our Camp Lejeune civil litigation attorneys in Texas and New Mexico today to share your story, so we can pursue the financial outcome you deserve.
How is New Legislation Facilitating Camp Lejeune Lawsuits Against the Federal Government?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, passed by the U.S. Senate as part of the Honoring Our PACT Act, allows those impacted from living and working on the Base to exercise their constitutional right to legal action against the U.S. government for toxic water exposure.
Until the Camp Lejeune Justice Act became law, veterans, their family members, and civilians who lived and worked on the Base who suffered from diseases, deformities, and the loss of life could not pursue the damages they should have been entitled to.
Who is Eligible to File a Camp Lejeune Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows those who worked or lived at the Base between 1952 and 1987 for at least 30 days and who were exposed to its contaminated water to file a claim against the U.S. government.
Contact Our Experienced Camp Lejeune Attorneys in New Mexico and Texas Today for a Free Consultation
If you have suffered injuries, illnesses, or other disorders caused by the contaminated water on Camp Lejeune, and failures by U.S. Marine officials to act on the issue, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact our skilled Camp Lejeune civil litigation lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm in Texas at 915-845-4529, New Mexico at 505-388-9500, or online to discuss your case during a free consultation. We are here to help provide you with the legal representation you need to pursue damages awarded from the Camp Lejeune Justice Act through the courts, which are paid to victims through a U.S. Treasury Department called the Treasury Judgment Fund.