Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyer

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys in New York City


Corps Air Station New River) in North Carolina began testing positive for certain harmful contaminants. Despite knowledge of this contamination, the majority of the tainted wells were not shut down until 1985. During this time, as many as one million military servicemembers, family members, and civilian staff members may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water. 

Entities such as the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have been examining the effects of Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water since the early 1980s. 

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Understanding the PACT Act 

The PACT Act—or The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act—substantially expanded health care and benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Generally speaking, the PACT Act expands VA benefits for eligible veterans who were exposed to toxic substances, such as burn pits or drinking water contamination. 

Some of the changes enacted under the PACT Act include: 

  • Increased eligibility for benefits and health care for veterans who suffered toxic exposure 
  • Expanded eligibility for benefits and health care for Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 veterans
  • Addition of over 20 new “presumptive conditions” related to toxic exposure and burn pits
  • Mandatory toxic exposure screening requirements for all veterans enrolled in VA health care
  • Inclusion of additional locations for presumptive exposure to Agent Orange and radiation 

The PACT Act is also intended to increase and improve research, education, diagnosis, and treatment related to toxic exposure. This means that, if you were exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, you may be eligible for VA benefits and health care under the PACT Act. 

Call Keith D. Silverstein & Associates at (646) 813-3922 or contact us online to request a free consultation with one of our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers in New York City.

Who Is Eligible to File a Claim? 

If you were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, whether you were a military servicemember or a civilian staff member, you could be entitled to financial compensation for the resulting damages you experienced due to the toxic exposure. 

To be eligible for VA disability benefits, you must be one of the following: 

  • A veteran
  • A reservist
  • A guardsman 

Additionally, you must have: 

  • Served at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987 for at least 30 days (cumulative)
  • NOT have been dishonorably discharged from the U.S. military 

Lastly, you must be diagnosed with one of the following presumptive conditions: 

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

If you meet all eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to VA benefits. If you were not a U.S. military servicemember but worked at Camp Lejeune as a civilian, you could be eligible to file a personal injury claim or take part in ongoing class action litigation. Contact Keith D. Silverstein & Associates to learn more about your legal rights and options. 

What Types of Benefits Are Available? 

The types of benefits you may be entitled to receive depend on the type of claim you file. 

Eligible individuals who file for VA benefits can receive: 

  • Health care
  • Compensation 

Individuals who file personal injury claims or take part in class action lawsuits may be entitled to:

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages/income
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Additional damages

If your family member passed away due to a presumptive condition after serving at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek certain damages. 

Why Hire a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorney? 

Whether you are seeking VA benefits, suffered a serious illness after working as a civilian at Camp Lejeune, or had a family member pass away due to a presumptive condition, it is important that you work with an experienced attorney. These cases are very complex and subject to complicated laws, eligibility requirements, and filing procedures. Attempting to navigate this process on your own can be incredibly challenging and may result in the denial of your claim or a reduction in payments. 

When you work with an attorney, you have someone by your side who knows how to handle your claim. At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers in New York City can quickly evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case. As a client, you can expect to receive personalized legal support and counsel tailored to your unique circumstances. 

Request a complimentary case review today by calling (646) 813-3922 or by contacting us online. Hablamos español.

How Our Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers Can Help 

We are proud to represent military servicemembers and civilian staff members who unknowingly and unfairly had their health, safety, and lives put at risk by negligent government agencies. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover the full, fair compensation you are owed. Whether you have a VA disability claim, personal injury claim or class action, or a wrongful death lawsuit, our firm is ready to fight for you and the justice you deserve. 

With over 35 years of legal experience, we have what it takes to effectively advocate for your recovery. 

We offer free consultations and do not collect any attorney fees unless/until we win your case. If we do not recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not pay.

  • Who qualifies for the Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
    Any person who worked or resided at Camp Lejeune or was otherwise exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 cumulative days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit. If you believe that you qualify for compensation, reach out to our team at Keith D. Silverstein & Associates right away to schedule a complimentary consultation and case review.
  • What are the presumptive conditions for Camp Lejeune water contamination?

    The presumptive conditions—or the medical conditions that the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) automatically presumes to be related to exposure to contaminated water—for Camp Lejeune cases include: adult leukemia, aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Parkinson’s disease. If you or your loved one were diagnosed with any of these conditions after serving or working at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987, you could be entitled to VA disability benefits and other forms of compensation.

  • What is the average settlement for Camp Lejeune water contamination claims?

    Camp Lejeune water contamination settlements range widely, from several thousand dollars to over $1 million. As such, there is no real “average” settlement. Instead, the amount you may be eligible to receive depends on various specific factors, such as the severity of your illness, the extent of your damages, and more.

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