Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims Finally Get Justice

Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 Becomes Law

On August 10, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022. Within the PACT act is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which allows members of the armed services who were exposed to toxic chemicals in the water at the base from 1953-1987 to file a claim for damages. 

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we represent individuals who have suffered serious harm after being exposed to toxic chemicals. Our nationally-recognized legal team provides dedicated advocacy for veterans and their loved ones who became sick after drinking contaminated water at the Camp Lejeune marine base located in North Carolina.

If you were diagnosed with cancer or another serious health condition after being based at Camp Lejeune, contact our office. Call (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. 

Rights for Camp Lejeune Victims

With the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 signed into law, Camp Lejeune victims are on their way to getting the justice they deserve. Incorporated within the PACT Act of 2022 is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. The Act allows families who have sustained harm after being exposed to contaminated water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base in North Carolina to file a claim for damages.

Who Can Receive Compensation?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans (VA), to receive disability benefits, a person must have served at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. To be eligible, a person must have lived or worked at the base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. 

The newly passed legislation allows for veterans, their family members, workers, and nearby residents that were potentially affected by the contaminated drinking water to file a claim for damages against the United States government. 

Types of Harm Associated with the Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune

Research has shown that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals. Wells that were shut down in 1985 showed that they contained volatile organic compounds, including cancer-causing chemicals. It is believed that the source of the contamination was “on-base leaking storage tanks and industrial activities, and an off-base dry cleaner.”

Harm associated with ingesting the contaminated water include but are not limited to: 

If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953 - 1987 and were subsequently diagnosed with a severe health condition, you should contact an attorney. A chemical exposure claims attorney can help you understand your rights and determine your legal options. 

Contact Our Office to Discuss Your Case

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, PLLC, our firm is experienced in toxic chemical cases. We are currently investigating and filing claims related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Contact our office now at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve clients nationwide. There are no fees unless we win; call now to get started.

Aaron Heckaman Speaks at Perrin Conference on Asbestos Litigation

BCH Law’s Aaron Heckaman Discusses Issues in Asbestos Litigation During Recent Conference

Attorney Aaron Heckaman of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC recently joined other industry leaders to discuss asbestos litigation expectations and trends for 2022 and beyond. Attorney Heckaman was one of a select few lawyers invited to speak to hundreds of defense attorneys, plaintiffs attorneys, and insurance counsel from across the country at the “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation” hosted by Perrin Conferences.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, PLLC, we provide aggressive representation to individuals who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Our nationally-recognized legal team, including Mr. Heckaman, has obtained multiple multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of Mesothelioma victims who were exposed to asbestos. 

If you were exposed to asbestos and later diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer known as mesothelioma, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 for a free consultation.

“Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation” Conference

On March 7-8, 2022, Perrin Conferences hosted the “Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference” at the iconic Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. During the first day of the conference, attorney Aaron Heckaman, a Partner with BCH Law, was asked to participate in a critical panel discussion about the future of asbestos litigation. 

For his portion of the panel, attorney Heckaman focused on policy concerns related to the evergrowing trend of companies, such as Johnson & Johnson filing for bankruptcy. In addition, he discussed how his firm, Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, is getting creative to maximize recovery for his clients.

How We Can Help

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, Aaron Heckaman and his team are dedicated to helping victims of asbestos exposure. Our trial lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that no stone is left unturned throughout the client’s legal representation.

For over 30 years, we have been at the forefront of asbestos litigation, developing new, innovative strategies for recovery, including proceeding against non-traditional defendants. Attorney Heckaman and the entire team at BCH Law are passionate about helping those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses obtain compensation for their losses. 

The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure is not only dangerous; it can prove deadly. Asbestos is a known carcinogen with well-documented health risks. It can be found in a number of places, including schools, businesses, and homes. 

Exposure to asbestos can increase your risk of developing:

Individuals who work or previously worked in demolition, building repair, construction, or maintenance, automotive work, manufacturing, shipyards, and other industrial sites are often at the greatest risk for developing these serious, potentially fatal conditions. However, loved ones may also be at risk for take-home exposure to asbestos.

Speak to an Asbestos Exposure Attorney Today

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another illness related to asbestos exposure, contact our office today at (888) 367-7160. We offer asbestos exposure victims and their families free case evaluations. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

Thousands of people are still diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. Companies and other liable third parties must be held accountable for their wrongdoing. Call the asbestos exposure lawyers at BCH law now to get started.

BCH Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Onewheel Manufacturer

Federal Lawsuit Filed After Man Dies in Onewheel “Nosedive” Accident

Attorneys Robert W. Cowan and Aaron M. Heckaman of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Colorado on behalf of a young man that died from injuries sustained while riding a Onewheel. Onewheel is a “self-balancing electric transporter” manufactured by Future Motion, Inc. and sold throughout the country. 

The trial lawyers at Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC are proud to represent the family in this tragic matter. Our legal team will fight tirelessly to bring justice to Mr. Bunnell and his loved ones. If you or someone you love has been injured while riding a Onewheel, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to request a free case review. 

Fatal Onewheel Nosedive Accident Claims Life of Young Father 

A fatal Onewheel nosedive accident has claimed the life of a young father in Gypsum, Colorado. According to a complaint filed by Bailey Cowan Heckaman on behalf of the victim’s estate and his family, Mr. Bunnell was riding a Onewheel on December 2, 2021, when the device suddenly shut off, causing the front of the board to dip abruptly. 

The unexpected nosedive violently ejected Mr. Bunnell from the electric skateboard onto the pavement knocking him unconscious. The impact, witnessed by Mr. Bunnell’s young son, caused severe head and brain trauma. Paramedics were called to the scene, where Mr. Bunnell temporarily regained consciousness before returning to his residence. 

Once home, his condition deteriorated quickly, resulting in his transport to a local hospital before having to be airlifted to a trauma center in Denver, Colorado. Despite lifesaving efforts and emergency surgery, Mr. Bunnell succumbed to his injuries related to the Onewheel accident.

Onewheel Nosedive Accident Representation

Mr. Bunnell is not the first Onewheel accident victim. Tragically several other individuals have been seriously injured while riding the device. At BCH, our experienced lawyers continue to investigate and file legal claims on behalf of individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in Onewheel accidents

As noted in the complaints filed on behalf of the victims, we believe that Onewheel manufacturer Future Motion, Inc. downplayed the risks of riding the electric skateboard, failed to adequately warn consumers about the propensity for the device to shut down, and misled consumers into believing that the device was safe for ordinary use. 

Additionally, we believe that the device contains a dangerous design defect that resulted in the injury or death of multiple victims. Our attorneys continue to litigate these cases pursuing justice on behalf of those injured or killed. 

Request a Free Onewheel Accident Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a Onewheel, contact our office to request a free case review. Call (888) 367-7160 to speak directly with a Onewheel accident attorney about your legal options. All consultations are FREE and without obligation to retain our services. Our award-winning legal team serves clients nationwide. There are no fees unless we win; call now to get started.