The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is among a coalition of 12 leading Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) who are demanding Congressional action on the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R. 2192).
The VSOs are joined by individual victims of the toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987, according to a press release issued yesterday by the Camp Lejeune Justice Group.
If passed, the legislation would provide any affected service member, family member, veteran, or civilian who, during those 34 years, consumed or bathed in the water the right to file a claim for damages. Such claims have been impossible in the past due to restrictions in place by a narrowly defined statute of repose in North Carolina.
The Centers for Disease Control provides an estimate of 254,000 impacted individuals who have registered their Camp Lejeune cases with the federal government.
For the full text of the Lejeune Justice Group release, including a full listing of the VSOs supporting H.R. 2192, (CLICK HERE). For more information on how to get involved in the Lejeune Justice effort, (CLICK HERE).