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How Do I File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim?

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An attorney can review your legal rights and options.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for at least 30 days sometime between August 1953 and December 1987, you may qualify for certain benefits if you were diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Parkinson's disease

Veterans and their families may also be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses related to the conditions listed above, as well as these additional medical conditions:

  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

The legal team at Dean Waite & Associates stands ready to fight for those unknowingly exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Contact us today to review your legal rights and options during a free consultation to see if you're eligible to file a claim. There is no obligation, and your consultation is confidential.

What happened at Camp Lejeune?

Between 1953 and 1987, service members and their families drank, bathed in, and cooked with contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina—the largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the East Coast.

In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the water supply and determined that the contamination started in the early 1950s.

Specifically, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride.

As a result, thousands of veterans, their loved ones, staff, and contractors were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. While most of the contaminated wells were closed in the mid-to-late 1980s, the water at Camp Lejeune may still be tainted.

Talk to an attorney today.

If you were exposed to carcinogenic chemicals at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987, you might be eligible to file a water contamination claim. But unfortunately, it is a complicated process to get the compensation you're entitled to under the law.

For instance, you must prove that you resided at Camp Lejeune or confirm a relationship with a veteran who served there to qualify for a claim. You also need to have a covered medical condition and establish that you paid health care bills.

In short, you need an attorney with the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you navigate the claims process, protect your rights, and keep your case moving forward.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help you. We would be honored to discuss your legal rights and options.

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