Justice for Those Injured by Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure
U.S. Government Allocates Billions of Dollars to Compensate Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Victims
- Over 40 Years of Experience
- Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Won in Environmental Disaster Cases
- Practicing in North Carolina and Nationwide
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If you or a loved one served, lived, or worked for at least 30 cumulative days at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina from August 1953 through December 1987, you were exposed to toxic water from contaminated on-base wells. These wells supplied military personnel, their families, and civilians their drinking and bathing water in homes, schools, workplaces, and hospitals. Exposure can cause various types of cancer, other severe illness, and death.
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The recently enacted Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows for the filing of civil lawsuits against the U.S. government for this exposure and the resulting cancers, diseases—even deaths. As part of the Honoring Our Pact Act, the bill provides $6.7 billion in funding for these injuries—a figure we believe will grow significantly as the number of serious injuries comes to light. Veterans injured by this exposure are eligible to file even if they have received veterans benefits for injuries related to their exposure.
JJS is highly experienced in helping clients find out if they are eligible for compensation in water contamination and other toxic exposure cases. Our in-house medical experts and leading specialists will help evaluate your case and work with our experienced environmental lawyers to maximize compensation for eligible victims.
True Environmental Lawyers
Unlike many law firms seeking to represent you and your family, we have decades of experience in complex environmental disaster cases, including a class action settlement with mine owners who failed to properly contain and remove waste stored on mine sites. Toxic chemicals seeped into groundwater, contaminating nearby residential wells.
Our expertise was recognized by the state of New Jersey when Howard Janet and Kenneth Suggs were appointed as Special Counsel to assist the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in their environmental lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation. The result was a record-breaking settlement.
What Types of Injuries Were Caused by the Camp Lejeune Contamination?
Testing in the 1980s showed the on-post wells were contaminated with benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), all of which are known to be carcinogenic or harmful to humans. Despite this, water regulations were not put in place until the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, years after the wells were shut down in 1984-85. That means nearly 30 years of unchecked exposure for unsuspecting military personnel, their families, and others.
Communities exposed to these chemicals have since developed serious, life-changing health concerns, such as:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Aplastic Anemia and other Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Cardiac Birth Defects
- Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Renal Toxicity
Don’t Wait to File Your Claim
With the passing of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, the injured or their survivors can file a claim, but only for a limited time. You have only two years from the date the Act was signed into law (August 11, 2022), or 6 months from the date your claim was denied by the U.S. Navy. Two years may seem a long time, but complex cases with serious injuries often take months to put together. The more solid your case, the greater your chances of recovering the damages you deserve.
Meet the Leaders of Our Environmental Team
Navy veteran Ken Suggs possesses substantial experience in environmental cases and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top plaintiff’s attorneys. He served as President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as American Association for Justice), the leading plaintiff’s bar association.
Howard Janet is an experienced environmental lawyer who has represented clients in a range of toxic tort cases including groundwater contamination. He is consistently recognized for his competence and ethics by such respected attorney peer review organizations as Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®.
Meet Our Other Environmental Team Attorneys
Giles Manley, M.D.
Andrew S. Janet
Rita M. Gribko
Featured Contamination Case Settlements
JJS has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in environmental cases, including:
- Environmental Contamination Settlement: Howard Janet and Kenneth Suggs were appointed as Special Counsel to assist the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in its pursuit of a landmark environmental lawsuit brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection against Exxon Mobil Corporation. The suit sought compensation for extensive damage Exxon Mobil Corporation caused to highly valuable state-owned natural resources, including large tracts of land and essential waterways.
- Groundwater Contamination Settlement: Class action settlement with mine owners who failed to properly contain and remove waste stored on the mine site. Toxic chemicals seeped into groundwater, contaminating nearby residential water wells.
- Environmental Contamination Settlement: Class action settlement with Fortune 500 company for causing and failing to remediate contamination of soil with hexavalent chromium, a known cancer causing agent.
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs?
For more than 40 years, Janet, Janet & Suggs has uncovered the truth, winning over three billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients across a wide range of extremely serious and complex cases. Our team of trial attorneys has a proven track record of taking on tough cases involving some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious organizations—including the U.S. government—and winning.
With JJS’s decades of experience, team of knowledgeable lawyers and medical experts, and access to substantial resources, we can aggressively hold responsible parties accountable for the damages they have caused. We work to get our clients the answers and fair compensation they will need to have the best quality of life possible after being seriously harmed.
We have been recognized by leading attorney peer-reviewed organizations such as Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, AV Preeminent ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, and as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms. Many of our attorneys are also listed as Super Lawyers®. These recognitions from leading organizations reflect our continued commitment to working toward securing our clients’ futures.
Contact the team at Janet, Janet & Suggs today for a free, no-obligation consultation.