Camp Lejeune Miscarriage Water Contamination Lawyers
Did you suffer a miscarriage after you were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? If so, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit under the PACT Act. If you would like to explore the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to really evaluate your claim and fight for your rights to a fair settlement.
To speak with a lawyer for miscarriage Camp Lejeune lawsuits, contact us here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today. Here at our law firm, our lawyers are more than ready to take on your claim and represent you, and ultimately secure the settlement that you are owed. If you are ready to speak with a Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyer and discuss your claim, contact us today.
What Happened at Camp Lejeune?
From 1953 to 1987, the water supply at Camp Lejeune was highly toxic. The water was contaminated with at least four dangerous chemicals, including benzene, vinyl chloride, tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC), and trichloroethylene (TCE). These chemicals have been associated with increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant women.
The water was contaminated for over three decades. Leadership at the camp was aware of the water contamination but failed to take any action. Because of that, millions of people, including Marines, other military staff, non-military staff, contractors, civilians, and their families, were exposed to the toxic water, resulting in many of them developing many different types of conditions. Many of the pregnant women who were exposed to the toxic water suffered from miscarriages.
Your Right to Sue Under the PACT Act
On August 10, 2022, President Biden signed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law. The PACT Act includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. This new law allows all those who suffered harm, including miscarriages, the right to file a lawsuit against the government. The PACT Act creates a two-year window for claimants to file a claim with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Affected parties could be eligible to recover damages.
To be eligible to file a lawsuit, claimants must be able to prove that they lived at or were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days straight from 1953 to 1987. Those who were dishonorably discharged (and their families) will not be eligible to file lawsuits.
For more information about your right to sue under the PACT Act, do not hesitate to reach out to our lawyers for miscarriage Camp Lejeune lawsuits.
I was Stationed at Camp Lejeune, and I had a Miscarriage. What are the Steps I Need to Take to Sue?
To prepare to file a lawsuit, you will essentially need to gather the evidence necessary to prove that you were exposed to the toxic chemicals and suffered a miscarriage as a result. Consider the following steps:
- Gather documents that prove that you were stationed at Camp Lejeune (these can include military records, housing records, work contracts, etc.)
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Seek legal assistance with an experienced Camp Lejeune miscarriage lawyer as soon as possible
Here at our law firm, our lawyers are more than ready to guide you every step of the way. Do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
What Compensation Could You Recover?
Under the PACT Act, claimants have the right to recover damages. What could you recover if your lawsuit is successful? Some of the compensation that you could be eligible to recover could include the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
When you allow the experts here at our law firm to handle your claim, you can trust that that our lawyers are more than ready to do whatever it takes to get you the highest settlement available for your claim.
Average Case Values: how much is the average case value for miscarriage diagnosis Camp Lejeune Lawsuits? These cases can typically be worth anywhere from $300,000 to $750,000 – and sometimes even more. For more information about the possible value of your Camp Lejeune miscarriage lawsuit, contact us today.
How long does it take to settle these cases? Here at our law firm, we understand how eager you are to settle your case. However, the settlement process takes time – especially if you want to get the highest settlement available. In general, you can expect to have to wait at least a few months to get a settlement. Our lawyers always aim to settle cases within 6 to 8 months at most. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. It can take much longer to settle your case, especially if there are complications along the way. When you allow our experts to handle your case, you can trust that our lawyers will do whatever it takes to secure a settlement within a reasonable length of time.
Where must I File My Camp Lejeune Miscarriage Lawsuit?
Where is the lawsuit filed? Under the PACT Act, all Camp Lejeune lawsuits, including miscarriage lawsuits, must be filed with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. If you are unsure of how you should proceed, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to ensure that you file your lawsuit effectively.
Class Action Lawsuits
Because so many people were harmed in a similar manner (i.e., being exposed to toxic chemicals resulting in miscarriages), class action lawsuits are likely. You might have some questions about class actions specifically. Some of these questions might include the following:
- Should I join a class action lawsuit?
- Should I file my own individual lawsuit?
Ultimately, the decision to join a class action lawsuit or file an individual lawsuit is up to you. There might be pros and cons to each decision, but these will be based on the specific details surrounding your claim. If you are unsure of whether you should participate in a class action or file individually, simply contact the experts at our firm today.
Is there a Time Period to File a Lawsuit?
Yes – there is a timeline that lawsuits must be filed within. Under the PACT Act, there is a two-year window for claimants to file their lawsuits. Therefore, claimants have until August 2024 to file their lawsuits. What happens if I don’t file my claim on time? If you fail to file your Camp Lejeune lawsuit on time, then you could lose your right to sue. For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our firm today.
Contact DTLA Law Group Today
I suffered a miscarriage after I was exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. If you can relate to this statement, then you might have grounds to file a lawsuit under the PACT Act. For more information about the legal options available to you and your family, contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group today. Here at our law firm, our lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those stemming from miscarriage due to exposure to toxins. We can help you file your Camp Lejeune toxic water miscarriage lawsuit.
Here at our firm, we offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our Camp Lejeune toxic water lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your miscarriage lawsuit. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us immediately.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will not have to worry about paying any upfront legal costs. In addition, because we work on contingency, our clients will not be required to pay legal fees until after winning their claim. If you do not win, you will not pay anything.
If you are ready to speak with the lawyers here at our firm, contact us immediately.