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Important Deadline Approaching for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

Posted by Brad Ponder | Apr 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one served at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987, you may be entitled to compensation for health problems associated with the contaminated water supply on base. A recent article on highlights a critical deadline for filing claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: A Legacy of Harm

For decades, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with harmful chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE). These chemicals have been linked to a variety of serious health problems, including:

  • Cancers (including kidney cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and certain non-Hodgkin's lymphomas)
  • Birth defects
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Kidney Disease / End-stage Renal Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis / Systemic Scleroderma

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act: Seeking Justice for Exposed Individuals

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, passed in 2022, allows veterans and their families who were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to pursue compensation for related health issues. This historic legislation provides an opportunity for those who have suffered to finally receive some measure of justice.

Important Deadline for Filing Claims

The deadline to file an administrative claim with the Department of the Navy or a lawsuit in federal court is August 10, 2024. This deadline applies to veterans, civilian workers, and their dependents who were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987.

Ponder Legal Group: Helping You Understand Your Rights

At Ponder Legal Group, we understand the complexities of the Camp Lejeune water contamination issue. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim and guide you through the legal process. We are committed to advocating for those who have been harmed by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Don't Miss this Critical Deadline

Contact Ponder Legal Group today for a free consultation to discuss your eligibility and explore your legal options under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. We are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

For more information on the Camp Lejeune water contamination and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, please see the following resource:

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Brad Ponder

Brad specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts in both state and federal court. He represents consumer and business owners in a variety of lawsuits, including class actions and high-stakes litigation against major corporations. 


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