RI And MA Camp Lejeune News: Do I Have A Case?

At Bottaro Law, we are getting more and more involved in the Camp Lejeune toxic water claims, proudly representing those in our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities.  In today’s blog, I will repeat the general factors to answer your question, “Do I have a Camp Lejeune toxic water case?” and also give some Camp Lejeune updates and next steps.  We continue to sign up clients.  You can call or text us 24/7 for a free Camp Lejeune case review.

How Do I Know If I Have A Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Case?

The short answer to “Do I have a Camp Lejeune case?” is that you must qualify under the new federal law. In August 2022, Congress enacted federal law that provides a two-year window for veterans and their families to retain lawyers and file claims.

When you contact our firm for your free case review, we will be able to notify you as to whether you or your loved one meets the initial qualifications.

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Attorney Mike Bottaro With Client. We are handling  Camp Lejeune cases for our Southern New England communities.

The first step is to establish that one spent at least thirty days on the base between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.

This means that we need to show that you “resided, worked, or were otherwise exposed” to the toxic water in this timeline.

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Exposure To Water At Camp Lejeune Has Been Linked To Serious Disease

The next step is to prove your “harm” or “injury” and its relation to the toxic water.  As discussed in other blogs and as we will review with you when you contact us for your free case review, you will need to establish a few things to win your Camp Lejeune case: (1) the type of cancer/other harm suffered and its causal connection to the toxic water on base; (2) the length of time you were exposed to the water; and, (3) the severity of your cancer or other qualifying diseases/harm.

Here is a list of diagnoses: 

  • Bladder Cancer 
  • Breast Cancer 
  • Bladder Cancer 
  • Appendix Cancer 
  • Cervical Cancer 
  • Colorectal Cancer 
  • Esophageal Cancer 
  • Gallbladder Cancer 
  • Lung Cancer 
  • Liver Cancer 
  • Leukemia Cancer 
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Spinal Cancer 
  • Myeloma Cancer 
  • Rectal Cancer 
  • Sinus Cancer 
  • Thyroid Cancer 
  • Pancreatic Cancer 
  • Birth Defect/Birth Injury 
  • Lupus Disease 
  • Miscarriage/Sill Birth 
  • Infertility 
  • Death 
  • Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Cardiac Related Birth Defects 
  • Dental Problems 
  • Hepatic Steatosis (Liver Disease)

As your local lawyers, we can help you with this process at absolutely no upfront charge to you.  With our “No Fee Guarantee,” we advance all costs, and we only get paid when we win your case.

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawyer Serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts: What Is The Latest Camp Lejeune Lawsuit News?

As of this writing, thousands of claims have already been filed in the initial stage, to the Department of Navy and some in North Carolina federal court.  The US Department of Justice has entered its appearance to our understanding and will be defending these cases.

Here in Southern New England, we are working as fast as possible, to get our client’s claims filed!  Although Congress has set aside billions of dollars for these cases, it is important to remember that this is not a no-fault act or payout fund – Camp Lejeune victims must prove their case!

We expect that as more cases are filed, eventually the federal court will be setting up a steering committee to oversee the federal court litigation.  This has not happened as of this writing.

It’s Good to Know Bottaro Law – 24/7 Top Rated Camp Lejeune Help

At the Bottaro Law Firm, we care for people.  Attorney Mike Bottaro and his team handle all types of personal injury cases including Camp Lejeune cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  We can help on cases in other states as well.  Honesty. Integrity. Results.  Call or text us right now 24/7 for live help with a free case review at (401) 777-7777; chat, email, or feel free to complete our online form.  We are here to serve and help you!