If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina or Marine Corps Air Station New River up to the 1980s, conditions there put your health at risk.
The drinking water was contaminated with chemicals often found in cleaning solvents, called perchloroethylene (PCE) or tetrachloroethylene (TCE), among other compounds. These solvents have links to various illnesses, including several cancers.
And the contamination at the bases in North Carolina lasted for over 30 years.
You were there to serve your country. If that exposed you to contamination, you deserve compensation for any illnesses you’ve developed.
Veterans’ disability benefits provide the medical treatment and monetary compensation you need to protect your dignity and independence all these years later.
But too often, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives you a disability rating that falls short or denies your claim completely.
The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you—or your spouse, if you’re married to someone who served at Camp Lejeune—gather the documents you need to appeal for a higher disability rating and receive compensation that’s fair.
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The VA will likely recognize your illness from exposure to Camp Lejeune water if you can show you served in certain places and times and suffered certain health effects.
You must have:
And you developed one or more of these conditions:
If you served in these locations at the right times and you have one of these conditions, the VA will presume that your illness came from exposure to water contamination during your service.
You’ll need medical records confirming your diagnosis of one or more of the listed diseases.
For these diseases, you probably won’t need a doctor’s opinion linking your health problems to the water. If you have a different condition, you might need that physician’s report.
To make a successful claim, you’ll also need military records confirming your service on active duty.
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The Camp Lejeune lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal know the conditions you must meet to receive veterans’ benefits for contamination sickness.