Only veterans who were honorably discharged from the military can file a Camp Lejeune claim
Perhaps the most important aspect veterans, reservists, and guardsmen should be aware of is that they must have been discharged from the military honorably if they intend to seek legal recourse. Only if they meet this requirement will our experienced attorneys be able to start evaluating their military and medical records to determine whether they are entitled to compensation. Eligible veterans can file both a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim or lawsuit and a VA claim for disability compensation. The following are the other criteria they must meet to seek compensation:
- veterans must have lived at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987
- they must have spent at least 30 consecutive days at the military base during that period
- they must have one of the diagnoses or one of the presumptive diagnoses on this page
- veterans must provide our legal team with evidence of the time they were stationed at the military base and proof of their related diagnosis
However, the family members of veterans whose health was impacted by drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune may also be able to obtain compensation. Our skilled attorneys have the necessary experience and resources to help civilians, too. As a family member of a veteran who stayed at the military base, you must also have spent at least 30 consecutive days at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. Furthermore, you must have one of the diagnoses from the same list.
Lastly, if you are a female veteran or the spouse of one who lived at the military base while pregnant, meet the same eligibility criteria, and gave birth to a child with a congenital defect, you may also be entitled to compensation. Our attorney will carefully review your case and documents, which must consist of your medical records, evidence of your stay at Camp Lejeune, and your child's medical records, and eventually tell you whether you can file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim or lawsuit on behalf of your child.
Our legal team provides assistance to people exposed to water contamination at Camp Lejeune
We specialize in toxic exposure cases, and if you drank contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the last century and developed a health problem, our attorneys will go to great lengths to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim or lawsuit. Because we know how overwhelming struggling with cancer and other debilitating conditions can be, your involvement in the legal process will be minimal. The only documents veterans must send in are their military records, which they must retrieve, and their medical records.
To file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim or lawsuit as a family member of a veteran, you will have to provide our legal team with proof of the time you lived at the military base and your medical records or your child's medical records. We will thoroughly evaluate your case to establish whether you meet all the eligibility requirements. If you do, we will prepare your claim for submission, and eventually, you may receive the financial compensation you deserve. Our law firm may also be able to help you file a VA claim for disability compensation.