Camp Lejeune Litigation Updates

IMPORTANT UPDATES, FOR ANYONE LIVING IN WISCONSIN, ON YOUR CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION CLAIM

Our website contains a lot of useful information for anyone living in Wisconsin who was exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  Here we will keep you up-to-date on the latest information concerning the August 10, 2022 Camp Lejeune Justice Act and provide answers to many of the questions we continue to receive.

September 29, 2022:

 Will you have to go to Court if you file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

Although there are no guarantees in litigation, we believe that most claimants who file a claim under the Act will never have to go to Court.  The Department of the Navy is handling the Camp Lejeune Justice Act claims.  We recently received a reply from the Department of the Navy stating that it is “committed to resolving all claims related to this matter in a fair and timely manner.”  We have no reason to doubt what the Department of the Navy is telling us.

The bottom line is that if we file a claim on your behalf under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, in all probability you will never have to go to Court.

September 28, 2022:

 We are asked over and over again whether a Veteran and/or the Veteran’s family can file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act if they have already received VA disability benefits.

The answer is YES.  The Camp Lejeune Justice Act creates a claim that is separate and distinct from any disability benefits you may have been awarded.

September 27, 2022:

 Why are so many Marines upset about the Camp Lejeune attorney advertising?

It is almost impossible to turn on your television without hearing some attorney, or their marketing company, tell you how they can handle your Camp Lejeune water contamination case.  Many current and former Marines are very upset about all of this advertising.  Many Marines believe the attorney advertising is much too aggressive.  Many Marines also believe the Camp Lejeune attorney advertising is in bad taste.

What many Marines do not know is that a lot of the advertising they see, on television or the internet, is produced by marketing companies.  The marketing company will take the Marine’s personal information and sell that as a “lead” to a law firm that hires them.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was overwhelmingly passed by both Democrats and Republicans.  The purpose behind the Act is to compensate Marines and their family members who were innocently exposed to contaminated water and then harmed a second time by a government coverup.  The Act was not intended as an advertising mechanism for attorneys.

At Mingo & Yankala, S.C. our goal is to help Marines and their families by educating them about the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.  We do not pay Camp Lejeune marketing companies.  Instead we focus on representing Wisconsin residents and their families who have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and who contact us after reviewing the informative information about Camp Lejeune on our website.  We are on a first-name basis with all of our clients and we take the time to learn the unique story each of our clients have to tell.

September 20, 2022:

It is not necessary that you actually lived on the Camp Lejeune Marine Base in order to file a valid claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.  The requirement is simply that you were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune regardless of whether you actually lived on the base.  Exposure to the water can be through drinking the water, cooking with the contaminated water, showering or any other activity that placed you in contact with the contaminated water.

September 9, 2022:

We were recently contacted by a woman whose husband contracted cancer as a result of exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune but who passed away 10 years ago.  She wanted to know whether a claim could still be made even though her husband passed away many years ago.

The answer is Yes, a wrongful death claim can be pursued.  We have now been retained by the woman who contacted us with this question and we will immediately begin collecting relevant medical records so that the claim can be submitted at the earliest possible date.

September 5, 2022:

We continue to be asked whether you, or a family member, had to be in the Marines in order to file a claim for compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.  The answer is No.  Anyone, military or civilian, who was exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is eligible to file a claim.