“Road to Justice:” Law Firm Launches Series of Camp Lejeune Town Hall Meetings in Multiple Florida Cities
The Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) law firm announces the launch of “Road to Justice,” a series of Town Hall Meetings aimed at informing people about Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims. A “Road to Justice” Town Hall will take place this Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the American Legion Post 235 at 105 Hollywood Boulevard NW, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Subsequent “Road to Justice” Town Hall Meetings are scheduled for the following weeks in Panama City, Florida, and St. Petersburg, Florida, with more locations and dates being added to the itinerary.
The Town Hall Meetings are free and open to the public. For information and for the most updated list of locations, venues, dates, and times, visit LPR’s “Road to Justice” page at https://www.levinlaw.com/camp-lejeune-meetings
“When we saw how many of these people needed our help, we knew we had to take these Town Hall Meetings on the road.” Levin Papantonio Rafferty attorney Sara Papantonio
Veterans Flocked to Pensacola Town Hall, Each With Their Own Story of Suffering
More than 150 veterans and their families showed up for the first Camp Lejeune Town Hall. It was held at the Monument to Women Veterans Museum (MMV) in Pensacola on August 31, 2022.
“It was heartbreaking to hear the stories of these men and women who sacrificed so much for our country, only to suffer serious illnesses because the government ignored warnings about Camp Lejeune’s toxic water,” said LPR Attorney Sara Papantonio
“One attendee lost her father at a young age. She did not understand why until she learned what happened at the Camp Lejeune Town Hall,” Papantonio recalled. “Another veteran told us he was at Camp Lejeune for eight years and has suffered from brain tumors and leukemia.”
Carol Moore, LPR Certified Legal Investigator, recalled another Town Hall attendee, the adult daughter of a veteran. “She and her sister were both born at Camp Lejeune,” Moore said. “Both of her parents have cancer, and she and her sister are concerned about their own health.”
These three stories represent an infinitesimal amount of the total suffering wreaked by Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. Over one million veterans were exposed to these toxins.
“When we saw how many of these people needed our help,” Papantonio said, “We knew we had to take these Town Hall Meetings on the road. We had to reach as many people as possible.”
A Safe Place for Veterans
Michelle Caldwell, CEO/Founder of MMV, expressed her gratitude for LPR taking up the mission of fighting for veterans.
“We had great feedback from the Veterans,” and they mentioned they felt safe coming to a building that serves Veterans. We welcome this opportunity to help so many of our Veterans who need help from this catastrophe crisis.”
LPR plans to partner with local law firms where the various Road to Justice Town Hall Meetings take place. For example, Walborsky Bradley & Fleming, PLLC will co-host the Panama City Town Hall Meeting with LPR.
Who Is Eligible for Compensation?
Military service personnel and citizens who served, worked, or lived at the Camp Lejeune Marine Base between 1953 and 1987 could have been exposed to toxic drinking water and developed serious illnesses as a result of this exposure. These people might qualify to file claims against the U.S. government to recover losses from their illnesses.
On August 10, 2022, President Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, part of the larger PACT Act. The Act creates a path for victims of Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water to pursue litigation against the U.S. government.
Among those who could be eligible for compensation are:
- Military personnel
- Military family members
- Civilian workers
Papantonio explained that victims have a short window in which to bring their claims. The attorneys will discuss this deadline and eligibility criteria and will answer any questions attendees have about Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims.