Experience and Dedication Matter
Sadly, too many law firms cast a big net to just “collect” as many Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit clients as they can. This includes campaigns and solicitations that make false promises and misrepresentations about the Justice Act or how you will be represented.
Those lawyers do not represent people or our honorable civilians and servicemen and women. They are serving themselves in trying to capitalize on suffering for a profit.
Ilya Lerma is here to represent you as a person and fight to ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve. Every case is unique, and every case deserves individual attention. Ilya is a trial lawyer, not a “settlement” lawyer and will prepare for the long haul, including the path to trial. Don’t get left behind.
Experience and Expertise Matter
Due to medical issues affecting a close family member, Ilya grew up around neurologists, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons and even planned for medical school.
For more than two decades, Ilya unearthed the details of her clients’ cases because she knew and understood where to look. She uncovered the evidence so that she could not only deliver the stories of their injuries – – but their lives. She is a recognized national trial and witness consultant and has the expertise to deliver your story so that you get the full compensation you deserve.
If you were at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina from 1953 through 1987 you may have been exposed to toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious illnesses including cancer.
If you or a loved one has been exposed, contact Iyla Lerma today for a free case analysis.
Know toxins such as Benzine, Vinyl Chloride, PCE (perchloroethylene), and TCE (trichloroethylene) were found in the base water supply. People who or lived or worked on the base could have been exposed and need to file a claim immediately to receive their compensation.
During the 35 years of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, hundreds of thousands of residents and service members were exposed to toxins. This led to many illnesses, including neurological problems, birth defects, cardiac problems, and cancer. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is designed to allow victims of the contamination to seek compensation.
The new law includes an administrative process that must be completed before a claim can be filed. It also requires that potential claimants provide the Department of Navy with identifying information and a notice of intent to file a claim. The Department of Navy has 180 days to review and respond to the claim. If it rejects the claim, the claimant can then file a formal complaint in federal court. The claim must then be filed within two years of the date of the denial.
The Justice Act also allows veterans who have previously sought VA benefits to file lawsuits. This law applies to both veterans and civilians who were exposed to contaminated water.
The law provides an opportunity for victims to seek monetary compensation for the illnesses they developed due to contaminated water. This law will also allow the government to create a program to evaluate claims.
To file a claim, the victim must show that they were exposed to toxins while working or living at Camp Lejeune. They must also show that they have developed a serious illness related to the contaminated water. They may also be entitled to receive compensation for current and past medical bills, quality of life, and lost wages.