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The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law on August 10, 2022.
The Act removes the barriers of immunity under the Feres Doctrine which precludes service members from filing suit based on injuries incident to his/her service and North Carolina’s statute of limitations.
Individuals who resided, worked, or were otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure), for 30 days or more between August 1953 and December 1987, may bring an action to obtain appropriate relief for harm that was caused by exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune.
The new law enacts specific procedures for potential claimants to petition for benefits, including filling suit. For the over 1 million people injured by the exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, this is a long overdue victory, yet brings many challenges with navigating the procedures.
If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune between the 1950s to 1980s, schedule a free consultation today. Get informed on what this new law may mean to you.