Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuit Attorneys
Did a member of your family die from a medical condition caused by exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune? If so, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. More specifically, you could file a wrongful death claim. If you are unsure of your right to file a lawsuit for a wrongful death caused by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your claim and fight for your rights.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, we have decades of experience handling all sorts of claims, including wrongful death claims. Our lawyers are more than ready to fight for your rights and get you a fair settlement for your Camp Lejeune wrongful death claim. If you are ready to speak to our lawyers, contact us today.
Common Question: Can I file a Wrongful Death Claim?
Our law firm has been approached by many people who lost loved ones due to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Some of the most common questions we have received so far are listed below:
- Can I sue on behalf of a family member who passed away from cancer due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune?
- Can I sue on behalf of a parent who passed away from cancer due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune?
- Can I sue on behalf of a sibling who passed away from cancer due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune?
- Do I have the right to file a wrongful death claim if my loved one died after getting cancer from the water at Camp Lejeune?
So, what is the answer to these questions. Do you have the right to file a lawsuit? Yes – you could be eligible to file a lawsuit for wrongful death under the PACT Act.
What is the PACT Act?
Under the PACT Act, those who suffered harm (including the family of those who passed away) after being exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune have the right to file a lawsuit against the government. The act was signed into law on August 10, 2022. It creates a two-year window from this date for claimants to file their lawsuits with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Under the PACT Act, affected parties (including veterans, civilians, their families, etc.) will finally have the right to file a lawsuit and recover damages.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit under the PACT Act? Yes, you could have the right to file a wrongful death claim under the PACT Act. If your mother, father, husband, wife, sibling, etc. passed away after developing a medical condition from the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you could have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are unsure of your right to file a lawsuit, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.
The Recovery Available
What could you be eligible to recover if your wrongful death lawsuit is successful? You could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical costs incurred prior to the victim’s death
- Lost income and/or loss of support
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
For more information about what you could be eligible to recover if your Camp Lejeune water contamination wrongful death claim is successful, do not hesitate to reach out to the guys here at this law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are more than ready to fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available for your claim.
How long can the settlement process take? This is a very common question that always comes up when discussing claims. Camp Lejeune wrongful death cases can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to settle. Here at our law firm, we aim to settle these types of cases within six to eight months. We know how long you and your family have been waiting to finally get justice, and we want to ensure that you get the payout that you are owed as quickly as possible.
The Time to File Your Wrongful Death Claim
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations which determine the total length of time that claimants have to sue. Unfortunately, if you do not file your Camp Lejeune wrongful death lawsuit on time, you could lose your right to sue completely. Because of this, it is essential that you file your claim on time. As mentioned above, the PACT Act created a two-year window for claimants to file their lawsuits. This means that claimants have until August 2024 to file their lawsuits.
What if my loved one died many years ago? No matter when your loved one died, you still have a two-year window from the date that the PACT Act became law to file your wrongful death claim. If you are unsure of how long you have to file your wrongful death claim, contact us today.
A Brief Summary of the Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune
For over three decades, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with multiple toxins (tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, benzene, and vinyl chloride); leadership was aware of the situation but failed to take any action whatsoever, so millions of innocent people, including Marines, non-military staff, contractors, civilians, and entire families were exposed to the contaminated water. The parties exposed to the contaminated water developed a number of dangerous medical conditions, some of which included the following: aplastic anemia; bladder cancer; breast cancer; esophageal cancer; hepatic steatosis; kidney cancer; leukemia; liver cancer; lung cancer; multiple myeloma; non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Parkinson’s disease; renal toxicity; scleroderma. Of course, many of these conditions were ultimately fatal. The water at the Marine base camp was toxic from 1953 to 1987.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today – Our Lawyers are Ready to Help
Here at our law firm, our lawyers are completely committed to representing our clients and getting them the highest settlement available for your claim. If a loved one passed away due to a condition that he or she developed after exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you could have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are unsure of whether you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to better understand your rights and start the legal process.
We are proud to offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. No matter whether you are looking to start your claim or continue your claim after starting it elsewhere, you can be certain that our lawyers can help you. Our lawyers will be able to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Would you like to benefit from these free legal services? If so, contact us immediately.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you will simply not be required to pay anything.
If you are ready to speak with our lawyers contact us today.