Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Cases
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Cases
If You Lived at Camp Lejeune, You May Be Entitled to Significant Compensation
On August 11, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022” (CLJA). This legislation allows veterans, service members, and their families who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune to sue the federal government for a limited time and recover damages for injury and wrongful death due to toxic water contamination exposure.
Individuals who resided, worked, or have been otherwise exposed (including in utero) to the water at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more during the period of August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 can now file a claim for personal injury or wrongful death of loved ones.
We Have Obtained Tens of Millions in Verdicts & Settlements
To ensure that your rights are protected and that your voice is heard, you need the assistance of an experienced law firm that dedicates its practice to providing aggressive and skillful litigation services. For over 35 years, the personal injury lawyers at LiMandri & Jonna LLP have been providing exceptional representation to clients throughout San Diego County and Southern California.
We use negotiation and litigation to obtain fair compensation for injury victims—including funds for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of a loved one. Our law firm was founded by Charles S. LiMandri, an AV® rated attorney who is double board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. LiMandri is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Circle (for obtaining verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars) and was named as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California for 2021” by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.
A summary of our most significant $1,000,000+ personal injury awards is available here.
We Fight for Veterans & their Families
In 2004, Mr. Charles LiMandri joined the longest running religious liberty fight to date—the defense of the Mt. Soledad War Memorial. The litigation began in May 1989, when a disgruntled individual sued the City of San Diego arguing that maintenance of a large cross in the middle of the memorial violated the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. After multiple trips up and down the appellate courts, in June 2002, the Ninth Circuit sitting en banc ruled in a 7-4 opinion that the land could not be sold—the cross had to be torn down—and the City gave up.
Mr. LiMandri then began devoting what would end up being thousands of hours of pro bono time to save the cross, including with a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court. In August 2006, the U.S. Congress passed a bill taking possession of the land containing the Mt. Soledad War Memorial through eminent domain. This solved the problem that California could not sell the land—the federal government took it. Then in July 2015, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association bought the land from the U.S. government—placing the Mt. Soledad War Memorial in private hands and safe from any future attempt to tear down the Mt. Soledad Cross. For his tireless efforts, Mr. LiMandri received the Soledad Memorial Association Service Award in 2016. He has also been honored by the American Legion, the largest veterans organization in the U.S. More information is available here.
LiMandri & Jonna are grateful to our Veterans who have served our great country, and we are honored to represent them in the fight to seek justice for the unjust injuries and deaths caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Covered Health Conditions
Health conditions known to have been caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune include:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cardiac defect
- Liver cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Kidney cancer
- Other kidney diseases
- Adult or childhood Leukemia
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Aplastic anemia & other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
- Systematic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
If you or a loved one were exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune and has one of the above listed conditions, or another related condition, give us a call for a free consultation today at (858) 759-9930.
What’s Next? We’re Here to Help You
The federal government estimates that over a million people may have been subjected to the contaminated toxic water at Camp Lejeune between 1953-1987. We know that the process may seem daunting and intimidating to seek compensation for you or your loved one’s Camp Lejeune related injuries. But rest assured, our attorneys are here to guide you through the process from start to finish.
We understand the fear and hesitation you may feel about taking legal action and we recognize that these lawsuits are very personal for our clients. We can help you understand how the law makes the federal government responsible for its actions and is required to fairly compensate the people it has hurt. Our personal injury attorneys help people determine the best way to pursue compensation for their injuries through settlement or litigation.
Under “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022,” claimants must first submit an administrative claim for injury or death to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Our attorneys are assisting individuals with submitting and handling their administrative claims. We will help you navigate through the entire process.
Should your claim be denied, CLJA enables individuals to file lawsuits against the United States government for Camp Lejeune related injuries in the Eastern District Federal Court of North Carolina. LiMandri & Jonna attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in federal court. Your case won’t be lost in a sea of hundreds of claims in a class action lawsuit. Each claim will be filed as a separate claim, and your case will be given individual attention and care by our experienced attorneys and dedicated staff.
To schedule a meeting in our office, reach out to our firm at (858) 759-9930.