I STAND WITH YOU
FOR ME, IT'S A FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE
Before I became a litigator I was a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1985 to 1988. I was a tank commander with Charlie Company 2nd Tank Battalion. Two years ago my crewmate died from a rare cancer that his family firmly believes was caused by his exposure to the Camp Lejeune groundwater. His death is what motivated me to help my fellow Marines and others get the help they deserve, and to right the wrong caused by this toxic contamination.
I have partnered with Chaffin Luhana LLP, a Plaintiffs-only national trial firm focused on representing injured survivors and their families in catastrophic and complex cases such as the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, and Perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) water contamination in Hoosick Falls, New York.
The firm has been appointed by federal and state courts to important national litigations including the 3T Heater-Cooler Litigation, the Transvaginal Mesh Litigation, the Yaz Birth Control Litigation, the Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Litigation, the Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, and Paraquat Products Liability Litigation. With over 150 years of combined legal experience, Chaffin Luhana’s attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for their clients nationwide.
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I'M HERE TO STAND UP FOR THOSE WHO NO LONGER CAN.
ATTENTION MILITARY FAMILIES
WHO CAN FILE A LAWSUIT
You may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit if you or a loved one was exposed to contaminated drinking water for at least 30 days from August 1, 1952 to December 31, 1987 and suffer(ed) from one of the following health issues as a result of exposure:
Child Born w/ Defects
Other Health Conditions
*NO NEGATIVE EFFECT ON VA DISABILITY BENEFITS*
Any award under this section shall not impede or limit
the individual’s continued or future entitlement to disability awards, payments, or benefits under any
Veteran’s Administration program.
Disturbingly, several governmental outlets told veterans not to speak to attorneys concerning the
groundwater contamination until the VA evaluates their case. Speaking to an attorney will not harm
your VA benefits, but not speaking to one will not help.
CAMP LEJEUNE JUSTICE ACT
In August 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act became law. Those affected by the toxic groundwater can now pursue compensation from the government. In addition, the family members of those who died because of exposure to the toxic water may bring a lawsuit on their behalf.
From 1953 through 1987, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was, by several accounts, the site of the worst groundwater contamination in U.S. history. The drinking water was contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals – in some instances several hundred times the Environmental Protection Agency’s limits.
Hundreds of thousands of Marines and Sailors, their families and civilian contractors were exposed to this groundwater. Sadly, some of those affected were pregnant mothers and their unborn children and infant children who lived on base.
As a result of this exposure thousands of individuals may have suffered various types of illnesses, including cancers, reproductive problems, neurobehavioral and immunologic effects, kidney and liver toxicity all of which can affect both adults and children. To date, the most comprehensive testing of the effects of the toxins was done regarding the more than 12,000 children born at Camp Lejeune between 1968 and 1985. Numerous childhood cancers and birth defects were reported. Thus far, the government has not conducted an effective study on the effects of the toxins on the adults who were exposed. One of the reasons cited by the government for not conducting a more far-reaching study was the cost of doing so.