Litigation adjustments should help Camp Lejeune veterans: Bill

(The Center Square) – To ensure veterans exposed to contaminated water can access the remedies they are owed, two members of Congress from North Carolina have introduced legislation to remove barriers to assistance.

U.S. Reps. Deborah Ross, D-N.C., and Dr. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., have introduced the Camp Lejeune Justice Corrections Act. It is needed, they say, so veterans and civilians can file tort claims against the federal government for damages related to harm caused by exposure to toxic water at the Marine Corps base between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987.

Already enacted are the PACT Act of 2022 and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. This update will clarify the right to jury trials, cap attorneys’ fees, and expand jurisdiction to alleviate the backlog of cases, a release says.

Ross, in a statement, said, “Included in the historic PACT Act, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act has enabled
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