Camp LeJeune Toxic Water - Compensation
Congress passed the H.R. 3967 - Honoring our Pact Act of 2022 a comprehensive Act whose main mission is to improve health care and benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances. Section 804 of the Act specifically allows compensation for injuries to individuals, including veterans, who resided, worked or were otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) for thirty (30) days or more to the contaminated water at Camp LeJeune and MCAS New River between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. Section 804 is also referred as the Camp LeJeune Justice Act of 2022 ("Justice Act").
Updated 07/28/22: Although the bill passed both the House and the Senate in June of this year, the Senate blocked the bill yesterday rejecting revisions the House made. Stand by for further updates.
UPDATED 08/02/22: BILL PASSED TONIGHT!
Although paragraph (f) of the Act requires that an administrative claim must be filed with the federal agency (Department of Navy is the appropriate federal agency regarding the injuries related to the water contamination at Camp LeJeune) and that agency has to deny the claim before a lawsuit can be instituted, the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ANNOUNCES DECISION TO DENY ALL PENDING CAMP LEJEUNE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT CLAIMS therefore alleviating individuals from this requirement.
Fill out the no obligation form below to see if you qualify for compensation for injuries and/or illnesses you or your loved one suffered as a result of exposure to the toxic chemicals in the contaminated water at Camp LeJeune.
Attorney Inez de Ondarza Simmons comes from a military family and has also lived on military bases and is therefore especially dedicated in helping current and former service members as well as civilian personnel receive their fair and just compensation for injuries from exposure to the contaminated water.