News Update from Marasco & Nesselbush About the Camp Lejeune Litigation
As your trusted source for legal news, we are sharing this information to help you understand the current litigation and eligibility for compensation associated with our military and civilians who were exposed to contaminated water while living at Camp Lejeune.
Background: Many service men and women, their families, and civilian contractors who lived at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina were in contact with contaminants in the drinking water.
Recently, scientific, and medical evidence has demonstrated a connection between exposure to these contaminants during military service and the development of certain diseases later. The link between exposure at the site, the timing of the exposure, and specific diagnosis have been established. The government has already agreed to a settlement for these cases.
To Be Eligible for Compensation, You Must Meet the Following Criteria:
- Served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 cumulative days from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987.
- A diagnosis of a serious medical condition as a result of being exposed to contaminated water. The conditions that the government considers presumptively related to this exposure include adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Parkinson’s disease.
All Veterans, reservists, guardsmen, family members, civilian employees, and private contractors who lived at Camp Lejeune may be eligible.
Currently, we are representing clients for matters associated with water contamination while at Camp Lejeune. If you, a family member, or a friend served, lived at, or worked at Camp Lejeune, please give us a call today at 401-443-2992 because you may be eligible for compensation.