A Case for Justice Marks One-Year Anniversary of Camp Lejeune Justice Act Becoming Law

Veterans and Their Families Now Have Less Than One Year to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit. (Graphic: Business Wire)

DALLAS--()--A Case for Justice, a US-based organization that helps veterans and their families take legal action, is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act with one simple message: talk to a lawyer about your Camp Lejeune lawsuit now.

“We want everyone affected by the tragedy at Camp Lejeune to understand that their window to file a lawsuit is rapidly shrinking,” said Susan Knape, founder of A Case for Justice. “It’s been an entire year since the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed, which allowed two years for cases to be filed. However, that doesn’t mean there is still a whole year left for you. While there may be a year to get your case on file, a lawyer needs time to prepare your case, gather all the evidence that is needed to help maximize your compensation from the case, and get the case filed. This means gathering medical records, preparing documents and getting your entire case together. All of this won't happen overnight. It takes time.”

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a landmark piece of legislation that allows servicemembers, facility workers, and their families to pursue compensation via lawsuits for serious health problems, such as cancer, that arose after being exposed to tainted drinking water at Camp Lejeune. While the federal government is generally immune to lawsuits filed by members of the military, this law removes the immunity, opens up the government to liability, and allows for compensation for those who were hurt.

Here is a list of diseases that may be eligible for a lawsuit:

  • Appendix cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Sinus cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Spinal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Birth defect/malformations — Conjoined Twins, Congenital malformation (microcephaly), Female Infertility, Miscarriage
  • Cognitive disability
  • Other fertility, pregnancy issue or infant injury
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aplastic Anemia (and other myelodysplastic syndromes)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma

If you or a family member worked or served at Camp Lejeune and are now suffering from a serious medical problem, please don’t wait. Call us now at (214) 427-8094 to discuss your legal options or contact us via our website. Don’t lose your opportunity to take legal action and pursue possible compensation. We are here for you.

About A Case for Justice

A Case for Justice is an affiliate of A Case for Women. Through A Case for Justice, we have helped men abused by Dr. Anderson, veterans hurt by toxic water at Camp Lejeune, American farmers suffering after exposure to the herbicide Paraquat, men hurt by Scoutmasters and other members of the Boy Scouts of America, and those suffering from serious illness after exposure to PFAS in Firefighting Foam and groundwater.

A Case for Women, founded in 2016, is the nation’s leader in advocacy for women who need, and qualify for, contingency-based legal services. It is our mission to educate women and their families about the opportunity to take legal action that not only provides compensation but also creates systemic change. This work has resulted in significant societal changes such as the dramatic shift in gymnastics coaching after the Larry Nassar MSU lawsuit, the implementation of rideshare safety protocols, the removal of Essure birth control from sale in the United States, asbestos-laced talcum powder being removed from the market, and more.


Amanda Billo
A Case for Women

Release Summary

A Case for Justice is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.


Amanda Billo
A Case for Women