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Navy Class Action Suit For Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

In 2012, the U.S. government enacted the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) to provide compensation and health care to those affected by contaminated water. However, the claims process can be complex, and many veterans may not know the full scope of their options.

At Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, we can walk you through the claims process. Our team of qualified personal injury lawyers here in Wilmington is ready to advocate for your rights as a veteran, no matter where you are in Delaware, and we’ve been doing so successfully for decades.

What Is A Camp LeJeune Water Contamination Claim?

In the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina faced a water contamination crisis involving chemicals like trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE) that had lasting harmful effects on countless veterans and their families. It was not until years later that the full extent of the damage would become apparent, and this led to a Navy class action lawsuit.

How Can Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Help With Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims?

Apart from gathering and presenting evidence to build a solid case and help veterans receive fair and just settlements, our compassionate attorneys can offer advice on the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Elective Option (EO).

The CLJA Elective Option allows veterans to file claims for health conditions that are not covered by the standard process. Within the EO framework, the marine is eligible to receive a one-time payment ranging from $100,000 to $550,000, depending on the diagnosed medical condition and length of exposure.

While the EO may seem attractive, attorneys of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, can help veterans understand their rights under the CLJA and determine whether the elective option is the best course of action. Many times, it is not.

Call To Talk To An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination, call us at 302-298-0370 or contact us online and let us get you the help you need.