Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Camp Lejeune Water

by Jim Fausone
Veteran Disability Attorney

Every week we receive emails from Marine veterans who are concerned that they have been exposed to contaminated drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune, NC. The water was contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), benzene and vinyl chloride. Many young men passed thru Camp Lejeune from the 1950s to the mid-1980s when the wells were shut off. VA has been reluctant to recognize the medical nexus of exposure to contaminated drinking water and various disabilities.

The VA decided last fall to consolidate all its Lejeune-related claims at a regional office in Louisville, Ky. The two US Senators from North Carolina are pushing a legislative fix to this problem. Creating a presumption for that medical nexus will be important for many families. This legislation is worth supporting and keeping track of.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/02/03/108067/hagan-burr-push-anew-to-help-camp.html##ixzz1CzRcO8xR

To learn more or to contact a Veterans disability lawyer, Veterans disability attorney, Veterans lawyer, or Veterans attorney call 1.800.693.4800 or visit Legalhelpforveterans.com

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