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How do I know if I qualify for the Camp Lejeune water contamination benefits?

Many of our veterans have been exposed to or ingested toxic water and are now ill as a result.  The illnesses sustained by our brave service members are serious, debilitating and expensive. The attorneys at Pinyerd Disability Law, LLC, can help veterans, contractors, and their family members seek compensation.

Criteria that must be met for eligibility


Marines, civilian contractors, and their family members may receive benefits from diagnosed conditions related to the contaminated water if certain criteria are met.

• The service member served at either of these locations in North Carolina for 30 days in total between August of 1953 and December of 1987: Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS) New River or Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

• If you were a contractor that worked at either of these locations in North Carolina for 30 days in total between August of 1953 and December of 1987: Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS) New River or Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

• If you were a family member of a service member that served at either of these locations in North Carolina for 30 days in total between August of 1953 and December of 1987 and was housed on base: Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS) New River or Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.


Eligible health conditions for disability

Ingesting contaminated water can wreak havoc on health and result in many serious conditions such as cancer. Eight health conditions have been identified that have resulted from ingesting the contaminated water, including liver cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, adult leukemia, and aplastic anemia and other
myelodysplastic syndromes. Veterans, contractors, or family members who have one or more of the diagnoses listed above may qualify for monetary compensation and health care benefits. Additionally, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, 15 additional health conditions have been identified and are eligible for reimbursement of health care expenses that were paid out of pocket.


We are veterans representing veterans


The attorneys at Pinyerd Disability Law, LLC, understand veteran’s issues because the majority of our staff are veterans or spouses of veterans. Helping veterans is personal to us. We can help you make a claim for benefits. Attorney Brandon Newberry is a decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is our main point of contact for Camp Lejeune health-related cases. Contact Brandon for more information or to get started making your claim: 317-428-2084 or bnewberry@pinyerdlaw.com.

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