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Government Blames Camp Lejeune Victims for Toxic Exposure

Victims exposed to the contaminated water supply at Camp Lejeune continue to struggle as they pursue justice for decades of suffering from neurological diseases, cancers, miscarriages, and even death. It looked as though the government was finally going to own up to its deliquency in 2022 when the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) was signed into law, but the bill that was meant to remove barriers for veterans seeking to present their cases in court has been met with a despicable and planned defense by the Navy and Department of Justice (DOJ).

CLJA was passed more than nine months ago; not a single Marine family has received settlement for their claims. Worse yet, the DOJ has concocted a damaging narrative to avoid culpability for the poisoning of former Camp Lejeune residents. In recent Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuits, there has been a clear plot to shift blame to the veterans and their families for their own exposure to the contamination; stating the Veterans and their families might have “assumed the risk” that there was toxic water on base and that their exposure might have been caused by their own “negligence”. The Navy covered up and lied about the contamination for decades, so how could Marines and their families, who were on military orders to live on that base, have known about or avoided the toxic water?

Camp Lejeune victims have suffered greatly at the hands of the government they swore to uphold and protect. We are joining forces with other Veterans’ Service Organizations to call upon Congress to uphold and enforce the promises made in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. The government must be held accountable for the poisoning of Camp Lejeune Marines and their families, as well as their reprehensible efforts to cover it up and shift blame to the victims. Join us as we continue to fight until every Veteran who was poisoned by their own government receives justice!

Read VSO Camp Lejeune Letter to VA Leadership

Read VSO Camp Lejeune Letter to Judiciary Leadership

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