How Do I Know if I Qualify for a Camp Lejeune Case?
Between 1953 and 1987, the water supply at military base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals and carcinogens from leaking underground tanks and waste disposal systems, sickening thousands of Marines and their families. This has left hundreds of thousands of people at risk of several types of cancer and other serious health complications.
Recently, Congress passed a bill allowing affected military veterans and their families can take their cases to court and seek reparations from the federal government. If the Camp Lejeune water contamination impacted you or a loved one, you may have a case. Here’s how you qualify.
How Do I Know if I Qualify?
If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987 and did not receive a dishonorable discharge when you separated from the military, you may be eligible for compensation from the government.
To file a claim, you must be ready to provide:
- Your military records showing that you served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 while on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves, and
- Medical records stating you have at least one or more of the eight illnesses on the presumptive conditions list.
Will I Receive Full Compensation for Camp Lejeune?
Just because you qualify and have taken all the steps to receive health care and payments from the federal government for your time at Camp Lejeune, unfortunately, does not guarantee you the full scope of your compensation. This is why a trusted and experienced Camp Lejeune attorney is crucial in your claims process every step of the way.
If you’re living in Missouri and were exposed to the contaminated water supply at Camp Lejeune, the attorneys at The Goss Law Firm are here to help.
We Stand With The Victims of Camp Lejeune. Contact Us Today.
At The Goss Law Firm, we know our veterans have put their lives on the line to serve our country, and we are ready to help them in return. If you or a loved one served at Camp Lejeune and were exposed to its toxic water supply, you are entitled to compensation from the U.S. government. Let our attorneys ensure and secure the compensation you deserve for your experience. Speak with us for free – we will not get paid until you do.
Contact us by filling out and submitting a contact form or calling our office toll-free at 800-533-6845 today for a free legal consultation.