That sense of Honor, a Life of Courage, and a commitment to something greater than themselves, has always been a two-way street…. For the Marines and To the Marines.
On August 10, 2022. President Biden signed into law, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The PACT Act is the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic exposed veterans in more than 30 years.
Named in honor of Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson, a decorated combat medic who died from a rare form of lung cancer. This historic legislation will help deliver more timely benefits and services to more than 5 million veterans across all generations—who may have been impacted by toxic exposures while serving our country.
The PACT Act also provides compensation and healthcare to people exposed to water contamination at Camp Lejeune in eastern North Carolina. The new legislation applies to anyone who lived or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
It allows those who experienced serious illness, miscarriage, or birth defects to be eligible for disability payments, health care and compensation. Up to half a million people may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water at the base over that 30-plus-year period.
This is a monumental step forward in helping all veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during service and a breakthrough in achieving justice for veterans, families, non-military staff, and others who were harmed at Camp Lejeune.
The Insider Exclusive ‘Justice in America’ News team is on location in Pensacola, Florida to take you behind the scenes in this new Network TV Special, “Justice in America – The U.S. Marine Corp Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 – Tyler Walker III’s Story” with Brian Barr, Shareholder at Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty to show how veterans and their families can seek justice and compensation if they developed illnesses from Camp Lejeune’s toxic drinking water.
To contact Brian and Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Please call 800 277 1193, and visit https://www.levinlaw.com/