On August 2, 2022, after days of protests from military members and their supporters, the Senate finally passed the PACT Act, which includes the Camp LeJeune Water Contamination bill. The PACT Act, in general, includes several measures to help take care of our military members who return from service with significant injuries. This includes injuries sustained in burn pits. It also includes the Camp LeJeune water contamination bill, which allows veterans, their families, contractors, and workers who stayed at Camp LeJeune for more than 30 days from 1953 to 1987 to sue the federal government. The lawsuits stem from the government dumping toxic chemicals into the groundwater supply, which ultimately caused many different forms of cancers.
The Camp LeJeune water contamination bill is a very important piece of legislation that will hold the government accountable for its conduct in causing these life-changing injuries to our military members. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law next week.
If you or a loved one were at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina for more than 30 days from 1953 to 1987, and if you have been diagnosed with any form of cancer, contact us today for a free case evaluation.