While most former Camp Lejeune Marines who want to file a VA claim to obtain disability compensation have to prove the connection between their disease and having drunk toxic water at the military base, this is not the case for all eligible illnesses.
The VA considers some diseases caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune presumptive, which means veterans do not have to provide evidence of the association between their health issues and toxic exposure upon filing a claim.
This is because these diagnoses already have a strong association with drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, specifically with exposure to the toxic chemicals that were lurking in it during the last century.
These are the conditions for which former Marines can file a VA disability claim without needing to prove the connection between their disease and toxic water:
It is worth noting that Camp Lejeune veterans can also file a claim with the government to receive additional compensation. The money can be very helpful with covering medical expenses, as most toxic water exposure victims struggle with cancer, whose treatment is often very expensive. Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, everyone who spent time at the military base for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, can file a claim to obtain financial compensation for the illnesses they developed, including former Marines.
Because the process of filing both a claim with the U.S. government and with the VA is very complex and tedious, it is advisable for Camp Lejeune veterans to contact a toxic exposure attorney, who will take care of the most daunting aspects of it. However, before contacting a lawyer, we encourage you to give Atraxia Law a call, as we have over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims. If you are a former Camp Lejeune Marine who now struggles with a disease caused by having drunk toxic water, we will thoroughly assess your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim.
Our team of professionals has the necessary experience, skills, resources, and knowledge to assist Camp Lejeune veterans in obtaining the financial compensation they deserve. To assess your case, we will only need your military records and your medical records. If we determine that you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, we will put you in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have your claim filed.