What should I do if I have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune?

If you were exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water while serving or living on base for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987, you can contact The Ruth Law Team to find out whether you or your family member may qualify for benefits or compensation under the CLJA.  Exposure to contaminated water alone does not necessarily mean that someone will develop adverse medical conditions or... read more?

Do I need a lawyer for a Camp Lejeune claim?

The law does not require you to be represented by a lawyer to file a Camp Lejeune injury claim. However, a professional licensed attorney studies, trains, and practices for many years to acquire expertise in preparing, filing, and fighting for their client’s legal claims.  Injured parties who file their own claims without a lawyer’s assistance sometimes omit required documentation,... read more?

Do I have a medical condition covered by The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA)?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) represents a significant development in addressing the long-standing issue of water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Spanning from 1953 to 1987, this contamination has been linked to a variety of serious medical conditions affecting countless veterans, their families, and others who lived or worked at the base. Understanding whether your... read more?

Will Compensation Be Offset by Other Benefits Received?

In recent years, the Camp Lejeune water contamination issue has emerged as a significant concern, affecting countless veterans and their families. Between 1953 and 1987, individuals stationed at Camp Lejeune were exposed to drinking water contaminated with harmful chemicals, leading to various health complications.  This tragedy has given rise to numerous filed claims seeking compensation for... read more?

How Much Can You Get as Compensation for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Damages?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 will not limit the amount of compensation you can recover for your toxic-water-related injuries. The only limit provided in the bill prohibits any lawsuit from demanding more in compensation than the victim demanded in the claim filed with the federal agency unless new evidence is discovered after the claim was filed.  Given the tragic health... read more?

How Do You Get Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Compensation?

The first step in the process when the CLJA becomes law is to contact a qualified Camp Lejeune law firm that has experience representing people who suffered disease or illness from exposure to a toxic substance. The Ruth Law Team has a national reach with local counsel and may be able to help you with your Camp Lejeune Toxic Water claim no matter what state you reside in.  There Will Be a... read more?

Will Deceased Veterans Also Qualify for Compensation?

The tragedy of Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina, has left a lasting impact on many military families. For decades, from the 1950s through the 1980s, service members and their families were unknowingly exposed to contaminated drinking water, leading to severe and often life-threatening health conditions. This dark chapter in military history has given rise to... read more?

Who Could Be Eligible to Get Compensation Before Time Runs Out?

In 1982, the contaminated drinking water was identified as coming from three sources of finished water that supplied more than half of the family housing units at Camp Lejeune. Despite that discovery, some chemicals continued to be dumped near the wells for another three years, all the time leaching into the water table.  Because so many people were exposed and potentially poisoned by the... read more?

What is an Unreasonably Dangerous Property Condition?

Property owners are responsible for injuries that occur as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on their property, which the owner knew about, or should have known about. The hazard may be obvious (such as a broken stair) or hidden (like a hole in a lawn that is partially covered by grass). In some instances it may not be apparent, as in flooring which appears normal, but is slippery.... read more?

What is a Premise Liability Case or a ‘SLIP AND FALL’?

When someone trips and falls or slips and falls, “slip and fall” is a generic term for an injury as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Premise Liability is the body of law that state that a property owner responsible for injuries suffered on their property. It includes falls as a result of standing water, wet floors, ice or uncleared snow, as well as... read more?

What if a car crash results in a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death lawsuits allege that the death of a loved one occurred as a direct result of negligence or wrongful conduct of another. Wrongful death suits aim to hold the responsible party accountable for the victim’s death. The victim’s family members or beneficiaries may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Although monetary compensation... read more?