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For about three decades, military personnel and their families who were stationed at Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina consumed water contaminated by a nearby, off-base dry cleaning facility. Exposure to the contaminated water at Camp LeJeune has left many residents suffering from disease, cancer, birth defects, and various health ailments for years after exposure.

If you or a family member served on the Camp LeJeune base for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1953 and December 1987 and believe that you have suffered due to the contaminated water at Camp LeJeune now or in the past, contact the Camp LeJeune water contamination lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta by calling (713) 224-7644 today to see if you qualify for disability benefits.

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What toxins were in the water at Camp LeJeune?

Camp LeJeune’s toxic water was found by the VA to contain four chemicals including:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl chloride (VC)

Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to the development of certain cancers, birth defects, and even death. Investigations by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have since confirmed that veterans and their families who were stationed on this base were using water contaminated with these known carcinogens for everything from drinking to cooking and even bathing.

Those who were exposed to the water from either of the two contaminated wells should seek counsel from a toxic exposure lawyer, such as the ones at Grimes & Fertitta, immediately. You may be owed monetary compensation for your suffering.

What diseases are associated with Camp LeJeune water contamination?

After years of denying any responsibility for the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, the United States government, more specifically the VA office, has recognized the connection between the toxic water and eight qualified diseases. They are now offering disability benefits to those who lived or worked on the base (including family members and children in utero) for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1953 and December 1987, were not dishonorably discharged, and have a diagnosis for at least one of the following diseases:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease

Additionally, individuals who meet the same qualifications may be eligible for health care benefits and out-of-pocket expenses related to the following conditions:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

Despite there being countless additional medical issues that could have been caused by the toxic water, the VA has only recognized a set list of diagnoses. If yours falls outside of that list but you still feel you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, we can help you argue your case.

How do I file a VA claim for Camp LeJeune water contamination?

According to the VA’s website, in order to file a claim to receive compensation benefits, you’ll need to fill out VA Form 10-10068 and provide:

  • A document proving your relationship to the Veteran who served on active duty for at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune (like a marriage license, birth certificate, or adoption papers)
  • A document proving that you lived at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987 (like utility bills, base housing records, military orders, or tax forms)
  • Medical records that show you have one of the 15 conditions listed above (as well as the date the illness was diagnosed and that you’re being treated or have been treated in the past for this illness)
  • Payments made for your healthcare condition during specified time periods

Although the application is fairly straightforward, it is still in your best interest to hire a work injury lawyer in Houston to help you with the process and defend your rights if what starts as a simple application turns out to be a full-blown Camp LeJeune water contamination lawsuit.

How can Grimes & Fertitta can help your family

A Camp LeJeune water contamination lawyer like the ones from Grimes & Fertitta can help you understand your rights in regard to compensation, collect all the necessary evidence to prove your case, and can, if necessary, represent you if and when you file a Camp LeJeune water contamination lawsuit.

We are former insurance company attorneys.

How does this benefit you? We know how the insurance companies will attempt to cover their bottom line. As former insurance company attorneys who double as lawyers for Camp LeJeune water contamination, we know how to help you fight back against rapacious insurance representatives, helping you obtain the full compensation you deserve.

We have been successfully winning personal injury cases for decades.

When looking to hire new counsel, one of the most important questions to ask a personal injury lawyer is whether they have won cases similar to yours. At Grimes & Fertitta, we have been successfully winning cases for seriously injured clients for years, helping them win similar types of damages in lawsuits like yours — and we will do the same for you.

We treat you like family.

What happened to families at Camp LeJeune is devastating and we want to help make it right for each of those who were affected. When you come to our law firm, you’re gaining more than a Camp LeJeune water contamination lawyer, you’re gaining a lifelong partner, who will keep your best interests at the forefront of all that we do.

I hired Grimes & Fertitta after I sustained a traumatic brain injury. Everyone at Grimes and Fertitta was absolutely amazing. I will always be grateful to them for taking my case and giving me the best representation possible!


Think you may be entitled to a Camp LeJeune water contamination settlement? Call Grimes & Fertitta!

If you or your family lived on the Camp LeJeune base for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1953 and December 1987 and suffered from illness, birth defects, or death because of it, you need to hire the best injury attorney in Houston that you possibly can.

Although no amount of money can undo the harm that’s been brought upon you and your family as a result of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, the Camp LeJeune water contamination lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta want to help you receive the disability benefits you deserve.

We have dedicated our careers to helping those who have fallen victim to the choices of others and we won’t stop fighting until each person who endured loss on account of Camp LeJeune’s toxic water has gotten justice. To learn more about how we can help you with your Camp LeJeune lawsuit, give us a call at (713) 224-7644 today!


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