Countdown to Justice: 60 Days Left to File Your Camp Lejeune Claim

Today marks a significant milestone for many veterans and their families: just 60 days remain until the deadline to file claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA). This federal law, enacted on August 10, 2022, allows veterans, their families, and civilians who worked at Camp Lejeune who were previously exposed to contaminated water between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, to file a claim for damages with the U.S. government. This crucial legislation has provided a pathway to justice for those who have suffered, so if you or a loved one were affected, now is the time to act.


The Background of the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

From the 1950s through the 1980s, the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with hazardous chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. These substances have been linked to various severe health conditions, including cancers, birth defects, and neurological disorders. Thousands of military personnel and their families lived and worked at the base during this period, unknowingly exposed to these dangerous contaminants.

The CLJA allows those affected to seek compensation for the harm they endured. It represents a significant victory for veterans’ advocates, but the window to file a claim is closing quickly. As of today, there are only 60 days left to submit claims, making it imperative to take swift action.

Why Time is of the Essence

Filing a claim under the CLJA is not just about financial compensation; it’s about justice and respect. Many of those affected have suffered in silence for decades, and the CLJA represents a long-awaited opportunity to hold those responsible accountable.

Steps to Take

If you believe you are eligible to file a claim, here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Gather Documentation: Collect medical records, service records, and any other documentation that proves your presence at Camp Lejeune and your subsequent health issues.
  2. Seek Legal Counsel: Consulting with an attorney who specializes in CLJA claims can provide you with guidance on how to proceed and ensure that your claim is filed correctly.
  3. Submit Your Claim: Ensure all required forms and documentation are completed and submitted before the deadline.

Even with 60 days left until the deadline, your claim must be initiated no later than July 16th to ensure your claim can be filed by the deadline, so the urgency to act cannot be overstated. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act offers a rare chance to claim compensation for injuries suffered due to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. If you or a loved one were affected, contact a qualified attorney (such as us here at the Herd Law Firm) now! Don’t let this opportunity pass by. Reach out, gather your documentation, and file your claim today.

We here at the Herd Law Firm, PLLC, support every man, woman, and child (including civilians) exposed to contaminants at Camp Lejeune, and believe you deserve quality and attentive legal representation. We are a Northwest Houston-based law firm, and are proud to be able to aid our veterans and their families in seeking restitution for their injuries. We are honored to be a part of the BMBF law group entrusted by the VFW to handle these claims on behalf of veterans and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune. Contact us at the Herd Law Firm at 713-955-3699 or at We would be pleased to speak with you about the full spectrum of options you have, and help you make an informed choice.


Deadline to file claims in Camp Lejeune Justice Act Cases:
August 10, 2024 at Noon

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