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Proving eligibility in a Camp Lejeune claim

Between 1953 and 1987, as many as one million people were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Today, it is estimated that half of the veterans, family members, and civilians who lived at the military base developed or will develop a disease related to drinking toxic water.

These people might be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim and obtain financial compensation for their unjust suffering.

However, not everyone struggling with a disease as a result of spending time at Camp Lejeune is eligible to file a claim, as there are many requirements these cases must meet. For instance, former Marines who were stationed at the military base while the drinking water was contaminated must retrieve their military records to file a claim and have a diagnosis that has a strong connection with toxic exposure. As for the family members of Camp Lejeune veterans who intend to file a claim, they have to provide their attorney with evidence of their stay at the military base and with documents proving their relationship to the veteran, such as:

  • marriage license
  • birth certificate
  • adoption papers

Medical records are also crucial in proving eligibility in a Camp Lejeune claim. In addition to stating the victim's diagnosis, they must also clearly explain how it relates to having drunk contaminated water at the military base during the last century. Family members will have to ask their physician to complete the Camp Lejeune Family Member Program Treating Physician Report in order to become eligible to file a claim. As for veterans, those who were discharged from the military dishonorably are automatically exempt from seeking financial compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and from the VA in the form of disability compensation.

Additionally, family members who want to file a Camp Lejeune claim must provide their attorney with evidence of their stay at the military base, such as leasing documents or one of the following:

  • utility bills
  • base housing records
  • military orders
  • tax forms

If all of this sounds overwhelming to do on your own, you do not have to worry, as our expert team can easily help you determine your eligibility if you intend to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim, either as a former Marine or as a family member of one injured by toxic water. With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals has the necessary resources, skills, and knowledge to offer you quality assistance, so do not hesitate to contact us even if you believe you do not meet the eligibility requirements for a Camp Lejeune claim.

File your Camp Lejeune toxic water claim with our expert assistance

In the regrettable event that you are a Camp Lejeune water contamination victim, we encourage you to give Atraxia Law a call, as we can efficiently help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation. The only documents we will request to assess your case are your military records and your medical records. Eligible individuals will be put in touch with a reliable, specialized attorney.