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Camp Lejeune Claims for Veterans and Their Families


August 22, 2022

According to a news article published on kristv.com, Marine veterans who served or trained at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during the 60's, 70's, and 80's were exposed to toxic groundwater. Recently, the Veterans Administration admitted that solvents and other toxic substances contaminated groundwater at the base. These chemicals were released into the base's groundwater when an off-based dry cleaning company and other industrial chemicals seeped into the water systems at the base.

There are potentially hundreds of thousands of U.S. Marines who were exposed to that contaminated drinking water from 1953 until 1987 while they were stationed at Camp Lejeune. A lot of former Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejuene during this period feel that they have a claim for compensation and medical care. Some veterans stationed at the base have unusual white blood cell activity. Some of their doctors have advised them that they were borderline leukemia.

Fortunately, President Biden signed the PACT Act into law. The PACT Act includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which grants affected veterans a two-year window to sue for monetary compensation and additional Veterans Administration benefits.

Other injuries suffered by affected veterans include coronary heart disease, cancers, and other severe illnesses. The Armed Forces have put aside money to settle these claims. The amount of compensation paid would be based on the veteran's injuries, the length of their exposure, what they endured, and their family's exposure to the toxic substances. Some veterans' children have also been affected by these chemicals in utero and, as a result, sustained life-changing disabilities and birth defects. 

Right now veterans who are suffering from any of the following eight illnesses would become eligible for Veteran Administration disability benefits:

  • Aplastic anemia (all myelodysplastic syndromes),
  • Bladder Cancer,
  • Kidney Cancer,
  • Leukemia,
  • Liver Cancer,
  • Multiple Myeloma,
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and/or 
  • Parkinson's Disease.

Veterans, including family members, who acquired any of the following fifteen medical conditions may be qualified to receive healthcare benefits:

  • Bladder Cancer,
  • Breast Cancer,
  • Esophageal Cancer,
  • Female Infertility,
  • Hepatic Stetosis,
  • Kidney Cancer,
  • Leukemia,
  • Lung Cancer,
  • Miscarriage,
  • Multiple Myeloma,
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes,
  • Neurobehavioral Effects,
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma,
  • Renal Toxicity, and/or
  • Scleroderma.

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Source:

https://www.kristv.com/veteransinfocus/camp-lejeune-contaminated-water-options-for-veterans-and-families

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