Camp Lejeune Justice Act and Chemical Toxic Exposure at U.S. Military Bases: Claims, Benefits, Damages, and More

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, September 30, 2022

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This CLE webinar will guide attorneys through obtaining benefits available under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and related statutes and legislation. The panel will discuss time limits, eligibility, procedure and prerequisites, available compensation and benefits, and more.

Description

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is unique because it not only offers healthcare and disability benefits but provides a legal route for compensation. It allows over one million military service personnel plus their families who suffered injuries or death from exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune to bring a claim for compensation within two years from when the Act became law (Aug. 10, 2022). The chemicals identified in the water have been linked to injuries such as cancer, Parkinson's, miscarriages, and congenital disabilities.

Claims under this legislation will be unique in many ways. First, many will date back to the early 1950s. Second, claimants must make an administrative filing before filing a lawsuit. Third, the legislation waives the government's immunity that typically applies to injuries and damages sustained by military members while on active duty. Fourth, the legislation requires all lawsuits to be filed exclusively in the federal courts of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Camp Lejeune cases are not as simple as filing a form but proving the cases on the merits. Claimants must present strong scientific and medical evidence, establish the service connection, and obtain medical and military service records.

Listen as this experienced panel guides counsel through what they need to know to succeed under this new law.

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Outline

  1. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act
  2. Time limits
  3. Eligibility
  4. Procedure, prerequisites, venue
  5. Proof
  6. Damages, compensation, benefits
  7. Appeals

Benefits

The panel will review these and other pivotal questions:

  • How and where are claims filed?
  • Does exposure to certain chemicals create a presumption of certain conditions?
  • Are there caps on compensation?
  • How does the Camp Lejeune Justice Act differ for those who resided at the military base?

Faculty

Gipe, Stanley
Stanley Gipe

Attorney
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers

Mr. Gipe graduated from the University of Florida in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Economics.,...  |  Read More

Jackson, Francis
Francis M. Jackson

Attorney
Jackson & MacNichol

Mr. Jackson has practiced law for more than 30 years, with a focus in the disability area. He likes that his practice...  |  Read More

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