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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: Seeking Justice for Those Affected

May 11, 2023
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
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At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we care deeply about ensuring justice and fair compensation for each and every client. And due to the particularly harrowing incident of the Camp Lejeune water contamination, we have made it our mission to fight for accountability and seek justice on behalf of those affected.

Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to representing the interests of Camp Lejeune residents and their families, advocating for their rights, and pursuing fair compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages they have endured.

Eligibility for Compensation

Any resident or visitor to Camp Lejeune, that was injured after exposure to toxic water between 1953 and 1987 can be eligible for compensation. The significance of this eligibility cannot be overstated, as it recognizes the profound impact that the water contamination has had on the lives of countless individuals and their families.

If you or a loved one was stationed at Camp Lejeune during the specified period and subsequently experienced health issues related to the toxic water, it is crucial to explore your legal rights.

Compensation can provide financial assistance to cover medical expenses, ongoing healthcare needs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the contamination.

In cases such as this, the focus typically expands to more than simply securing compensation for the damages inflicted, but rather helping the victims regain control of their lives, as well as advocating for a safer future, where incidents such as this one will not happen again, and where the responsible parties are held accountable to the full extent of the law.

The Process of Mass Tort Litigation

In the pursuit of justice, many Camp Lejeune victims have found strength and solace through mass tort litigation. This is due to the nature of these lawsuits, where individuals join forces with offer affected individuals, and get a shared platform to combat the guilty parties.

Going through the motions of an individual legal process, whether with the goal of compensation or accountability, can be overwhelming and burdensome, especially for Camp Lejeune victims who are already facing health challenges.

Therefore, joining a mass tort lawsuit can be an effective way to increase your chances of success, amplify the impact of your legal claims, and get emotional support from other similarly affected victims along the way.

Mass tort lawsuits are still resolved on an individual basis, unlike class action lawsuits, meaning you will be compensated fairly according to your specific injuries or claims. But unlike individual lawsuits, the process of providing and discovering evidence, hiring legal representation, gathering medical records and opinions are not the solely relying on your own efforts.

This legal approach has helped many individuals find justice and bring accountability to the responsible parties, while also making it affordable or even possible for people of all income levels and health conditions to participate.

Moreover, mass torts often attract media attention, raising public awareness about the incident and its consequences. This increased visibility can put pressure on responsible parties, regulatory bodies, and lawmakers to enact necessary changes, improve safety measures, and prevent similar incidents in the future.

If you or a loved one has been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination, we encourage you to contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A. We offer all affected victims a free case evaluation. Together, we can fight for justice and work towards a safer and more just future.

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