If you lived in Camp Lejeune between 1953 to 1987, you need to read this page in its entirety and then call MDSW Legal. New legislation has just passed that could grant you compensation if contaminated water harmed you at Camp Lejeune.
This is a historic mass tort lawsuit. Kingstree residents, find out if you qualify to join the lawsuit with one phone call to our offices. We have Kingstree Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit lawyers ready to help you claim your compensation.
Cancer, Infertility, and More
The government brushed off accusations of harm caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for decades. Many families thought that their rash of unusual illnesses was down to bad luck. That’s not the case, and now the government has acknowledged the problem.
If you have been diagnosed with any of the following, or any other unusual serious disease after living in Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more, call our offices.
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
High concentrations of benzene, vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene, and tetrachloroethylene have been found in the water, along with 70 other chemicals. These are harmful to humans and should never have been in the water supply. They are the cause of your illness, and you deserve compensation.
Qualifying for the Lawsuit
According to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, there are qualifications you must pass in order to get compensation through this lawsuit. In brief, the qualifications are:
- Lived at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987
- Stayed there for 30 days or more
- Became ill
Caretakers of victims may sue on behalf of victims. Age is not a factor in these cases, nor is military status. As long as you and your lawyer can prove through a preponderance of evidence that the water at Camp Lejeune likely caused your illness, you’ll get compensation.
To do this, you need the help of our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit attorneys in Kingstree. We’re helping people throughout South Carolina find out if they qualify for the lawsuit. The money you receive could make a tremendous difference in the quality of life of victims.
This bill was passed in August 2022, and there is a two-year statute of limitations. This means that you have a very limited time to start your case. Once the deadline passes, you cannot join the lawsuit, and it will likely be impossible to get compensation for your case.
This means you must act right away with our lawyers to claim your spot in the lawsuit. The more time we have, the stronger we can build your case when your turn comes up in court. Waiting until the last minute is not wise, so call us if you believe you or your loved one qualifies for this lawsuit.
How Mass Tort Cases Work
This lawsuit is a mass tort case. The court will decide on a few victims to choose to do a full trial, usually the ones in the worst shape. These are called bellwether cases. The outcome of these cases will help the court decide how much to award and how to divide up all the victims of the case into different classes of harm.
These bellwether cases help the court quickly decide how much compensation to give for hundreds of thousands of victims. Unlike a class action suit, each victim will receive an amount based on the harm they experienced. It’s up to your lawyer to present evidence of your harm and persuade the court to give you as much as possible.
The law allows you to ask for a jury trial if you believe you are not getting a fair deal, but this can put your compensation at serious risk. We can advise you on whether to try this option or if taking the final settlement offer from the court is the best deal.
Get a Free Consultation
We have lawyers ready to help Kingstree residents join this lawsuit. We have worked on many mass tort cases in the past, so we have the experience you need to help you through this process as quickly as possible and with the best chance of high compensation.
To learn how MDSW Legal can help you, call our offices at the number on your screen or contact us online. A Kingstree Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit lawyer can provide you with a free consultation.
Remember, you have less than two years to start your case. Do not delay and lose your chance to get justice.