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On August 2, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act as part of the PACT Act, or The Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act. Then, on August 10, 2022, President Biden signed the PACT Act into law. With this new legislation, veterans, civilians, contractors and their family members, who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the years of 1953 and 1987, were given the right to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government.

Were you at Camp Lejeune during the contamination period and are currently diagnosed with liver cancer? Did one of your family members pass away from liver cancer due to exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? Perhaps you are wondering, “I was stationed at Camp Lejeune and I have liver cancer. What are the steps I need to take?”

The lawyers of DTLA can answer all your questions and help you recover the funds you are entitled to. For more information on the Camp Lejeune recovery process, please give us a call at our office.

Liver Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects

Liver cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the liver, which is located in your upper right abdomen, in between your stomach and diaphragm. The disease normally begins when there are genetic mutations in the liver cells, which cause them to grow out of control. Patients are unlikely to notice symptoms until the disease has advanced. At that point, they may experience:

  • Pain in the upper right abdomen 
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Constant fatigue
  • White, chalky stools
  • Yellow coloring in the eyes and skin (jaundice)

Seek medical attention right away if you have these symptoms, which can help you treat the condition and prevent further damage to your liver. While various treatments are available, those with liver cancer may have long-term health issues, including anemia, internal bleeding, and kidney disease. Additionally, many patients develop mental health issues due to the ordeal of living with the disease on a day to day basis.

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Contamination of the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

The water supply at Camp Lejeune military base was contaminated for over 30 years by several toxic chemicals:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Benzene

Various sources are responsible for how these chemicals ended up in the well water. For example, benzene was leaked from fuel tanks and eventually made its way into the groundwater. Industrial solvents like PCE and PERC were improperly disposed of by a nearby business. Regardless of the source, the end result was that many people were injured by or passed away from exposure to these chemicals during the years of 1953 to 1987.

One condition that’s been linked with contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is liver cancer. While many cases of liver cancer are caused by natural factors, some people develop the disease from being exposed to chemicals like benzene and vinyl chloride. Over a million people at Camp Lejeune were exposed to these chemicals and suffered from the devastating impact of liver cancer as a result.

Am I Eligible for a Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuit?

To be eligible for a claim under the terms of the PACT Act, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You or your loved one must have been at Camp Lejeune during August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987 for at least 30 days.
  • You or your family member developed liver cancer from being exposed to toxic chemicals in the water supply.
  • You, or the decedent you are filing on behalf of, did not receive a dishonorable discharge from the military.

The last requirement is for ex-service members, but you do not need to be former military to request compensation. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows anyone who lived or worked at the base from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days, exposed to the contaminated water and suffered injuries, to file a claim against the U.S. government.

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Where is the Lawsuit Filed?

All Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits must be filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. However, you must submit an injury claim with the appropriate federal agency and wait for a response. If you claim is denied or you don’t hear back from the agency by the end of 6 months, you can proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government. There are many other considerations you must be aware of in order to succeed in a Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuit. Our lawyers can explain your rights and take the necessary steps to recover your damages.

Average Value for a Liver Cancer Diagnosis Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

Liver cancer results in many severe, long-term complications that take a heavy toll on the patient’s life. Just the medical costs alone could be in the 6 figures, but you also have to think about lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses that come from being diagnosed with liver cancer. We believe that values of $150,000 to $750,000 are reasonable for these cases. Claims with the most severe injuries can even bring in settlements of $1 million or more.

Please note that these are estimates based on previous settlements involving liver cancer and chronic liver disease. One of our attorneys can advise you on the approximate value of your Camp Lejeune liver cancer claim during a free consultation.

How long does it take to Settle these Cases?

Camp Lejeune injury victims have waited long enough for justice, and we know how eager you are to receive your payment. Unfortunately, there are potentially hundreds of thousands of claims that will need to be processed, so recovering your settlement won’t be a quick process. Based on our experience with cases involving government agencies, we believe that the majority of these claims will be settled in 6 to 8 months. But it’s inevitable that some cases are much more complicated than others. Depending on the complexities in your claim, it may take 2 years or more to recover your payment.

Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit or should I File my Own Individual Lawsuit?

Choosing between an individual lawsuit and a class action is a big decision that should not be made without consulting an attorney. While there’s no currently no class action on these cases, we expect to see one in the near future due to the potential number of claimants with injuries similar to yours. We can advise you of the benefits of each legal action and help you make the best choice for you and your loved ones. The important thing is to seek legal advice as soon as possible, as there is a strict timeline on how long you have to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.

Is there a Time Period to File a Lawsuit – Join a Class Action Lawsuit?

All Camp Lejeune injury or wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of August 10, 2022, which is the signing date of the PACT Act. Statute of limitations is rarely waived in these types of cases, meaning if you miss the two-year deadline, you are unlikely to be eligible for a claim. That’s why it’s essential to speak with one of our attorneys and start the process for a Camp Lejeune liver cancer diagnosis claim. We will take immediate action on your case and fight for the maximum payment you and your family deserve.

The Personal Injury Lawyers of DTLA

Here at DTLA Law Group, we understand the agony of living with a severe illness, and the injustice of not being able to take action against the party that caused you harm. These are the burdens that Camp Lejeune injury victims have been dealing with for many years. Finally, these individuals and their family members will have their day in court. But the process to recover monetary damages through a Camp Lejeune lawsuit has plenty of challenges, which is where we can be of help. Our lawyers have many years of experience in personal injury, mass torts, and class action lawsuits. We are confident in our ability to fight for you and the settlement you deserve.

If you’re concerned about the cost of working with our law firm, that won’t be a problem since we offer a Zero fee guarantee. This is a contingency agreement where all our fees are deferred until the end of your case. In short, we don’t make a cent unless you do, so there’s no risk in giving us a call and finding out about the legal options that are available to you. To get started on a Camp Lejeune liver cancer claim, contact our office as soon as possible.


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