UPDATE: The Bill was officially passed August 10th by President Joe Biden. Read more on PBS News.
Wright & Schulte is anticipating the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R.2192 and S.3176) to be passed soon. The bill is expected to be signed into law by President Biden, under the Honoring Our PACT Act.
This bill was introduced last March in the House and November by the Senate to provide recovery for individuals who were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune, for certain actions of omissions by the United States:
- This bill allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
- This action is available only to individuals who were exposed to contaminated water for at least 30 days.
- The bill prohibits the U.S. government from asserting specified immunity from litigation in response to such a lawsuit.
- The bill also prohibits an individual who brings such an action from bringing a separate tort action against the United States based on the same harm.
From 1953 to 1987, water in Cample Lejeune, North Carolina contained up to 280 times the standard safe level of volatile organic compounds, including known carcinogens. Exposure to these toxins by drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing has caused countless health complications, including countless cancer diagnoses, Parkinson’s disease, stillbirth, infertility and miscarriage.
If you or a loved one lived or work at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and suffered adverse health complications, please visit www.campljustice.com for a free and confidential case evaluation!BILLS-117hr2192ih