CLGCA Teams Up With Blalock LLC to Help California Marines with Camp Lejeune Claims

Camp Lejeune town hall meetings


If you or your family members were at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you have possible claims for monetary compensation from toxic water contamination exposure at Camp Lejeune under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA).

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., we hosted a live Town Hall meeting. Veteran trial lawyer and Vietnam War veteran Harry Blalock of Blalock LLC was there, along with local counsel from California. Blalock LLC has set up operations to process CLJA claims, has already filed lawsuits on victims’ behalf, and has two of the first cases that are in line to go to trial this Spring.

We had over 20 attendees who we were able to assist and answer their questions, many who had claims not only for themselves but other family members. Attendees told us they learned a great deal about the status of CLJA claims and what to do next. They expressed appreciation for the valuable information they received – particularly reminding them about the August 10, 2024 deadline to submit claims, which as we explained was particularly time sensitive for those with wrongful death claims.

We had previously hosted a town hall meeting on January 27, 2024, in Carlsbad, California, where we had also presented information about the status of making claims under the CLJA, what you need to gather to participate in the claims process, how the litigation is progressing and what the options are for filing claims.

One of the primary questions we received during these meetings was whether filing a claim will impact veterans benefits or require paying a large chunk of money back to the government. The short answer to that question is the VA has officially taken the position it will not seek money back from any CLJA recovery. To read more about this issue, please see the following.

Please fill out the form below for more information, get a free Camp Lejeune case review, or get on the notification list to get updates on upcoming town hall meetings.

Camp Lejeune Claims and Lawsuits in Southern California

From Camp Pendleton, MCRD, and MCAS Miramar in San Diego County to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty Nine Palms (the world’s largest Marine Corps training base) and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, California, Southern California has the largest concentration of active Marine operations of any state in the United States. In addition, according to 2020 Census data, “California is home to over 1.3 million former service members, which is the largest population of any state in the United States.”

With hundreds of thousands of active and former Marines calling California their home base, hiring lawyers based in California to help submit Camp Lejeune water contamination claims helps you ensure the CLJA claims process goes efficiently. As you are investigating your options for hiring the best Camp Lejeune attorneys in California to help you look into submitting possible claims, initially, your options may appear confusing. To get the best results, you need to involve knowledgeable attorneys who understand the intricate details of the CLJA and have experience handling lawsuits related to toxic water exposure and its health consequences.

That’s why the Consumer Law Group of California, based in San Diego, California, has teamed up with the lawyers at California-based Doyle APC to work with military veterans like veteran trial lawyer Harry Blalock of Blalock LLC to form the “A-Team.” Blalock LLC has a history of obtaining favorable settlements or verdicts on behalf of veterans and in cases like the Camp Lejeune litigation.

California Marines and their family members who may have claims must take action now. The U.S. government is processing CLJA claims currently and has already started paying out a few claims. Not all claims are eligible, however, and a specific procedure must be followed to submit CLJA claims and, if necessary, file a lawsuit.

There is also a limited time to act – all claims must be submitted by August 10, 2024, or they will be forever barred, and it takes some time to get a CLJA claim ready for submission, particularly if lawyers need to obtain approval from a probate court to file a claim.

We aim to obtain the best results for all California veterans in the Camp Lejeune contamination cases. For more information on your options for hiring the best Camp Lejeune attorneys in California, we have prepared expert tips and insights from an article on “How to Find the Best Lawyers for Camp Lejeune Lawsuit.”

Please fill out the form below for more information, get a free Camp Lejeune case review, or get on the notification list to get updates on upcoming town hall meetings.