Contaminated Water Attorney Now Assisting Camp Lejeune Community
Atlanta, GA based Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. is currently submitting claims on behalf of those who have been exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The parties they represent include injured veterans and civilian workers as well as their families. Anyone in need of a Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney is therefore urged to contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. at their earliest convenience.
Following decades of unintentional exposure to hazardous chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune’s military base, hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women, their families and civilians unfortunately discovered that they would not be able to pursue legal restitution for their pain and suffering. According to the firm, this was largely due to a state-specific legal doctrine known as a ‘statute of repose,’ which is distinct from a statute of limitations. In North Carolina and a few other states, there is a statute of repose on polluters that prevents cases from being launched if more than 10 years have passed since the contaminating event.
The restriction stands after this deadline regardless of whether or not the statute of limitations has expired. As such, the issue is that the 10-year period in question began when the contamination occurred, which was long before its effects took hold among those exposed. A deadline in this instance can pass before the claimant is even aware they are affected.
However, as Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. shares in a recent post, “there’s some good news coming. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which was just passed by Congress as part of the PACT Act, may offer relief to the hundreds of thousands of people who have been exposed to toxic and poisonous water.” They add, “Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, anyone who has come into contact with tainted water, including unborn children, may sue in federal district court for damages. The Act will finally remove the legal barriers in the way of justice for victims. Anyone with one of the several illnesses connected to the contaminated water who was stationed or on base at Camp Lejeune for more than thirty days would be covered by this Act.”
This is extremely good news for those suffering as a result of their exposure at Camp Lejeune, given that their health concerns include adult leukemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, miscarriages and a host of other yet-to-be discovered issues. Exacerbating the issue at the moment is the fact that victims no longer have the option to submit medical claims for their injuries through the VA.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. has a deep respect for all those who have served the country, and they wish to repay this dedication by fighting for their right to compensation following exposure to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. All possible legal assistance will be rendered as necessary, and claimants can expect the firm to take all their concerns into account. Further, the attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. have a great deal of experience working with clients with various health issues, and they are more than capable of accommodating any special needs. In practice, whatever a client may need to ensure their claim has the highest chance of reaching a successful outcome, the firm will provide it to the furthest extent of their power.
The firm has a sterling reputation among Atlanta residents and beyond for providing nothing but best-in-class service, and their team has a wealth of resources they are prepared to place at any client’s disposal. These resources will be made available to everyone who reaches out for assistance submitting a claim regarding toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. encourages their community to reach out by any means they find most convenient, including phone call, email or even social media. The firm is ready to listen to the concerns of anyone affected by Camp Lejeune, and the team looks forward to aggressively pursuing compensation on their behalf.
For more information about Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., contact the company here:
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
1355 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA 30309