A lawyer can help you file a claim for compensation related to Camp Lejeune water contamination. Your attorney may file a lawsuit on your behalf, as the United States government is liable for harm that victims suffered due to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune Marine base in Jacksonville, N.C.
You do not need to worry about the finer details of filing a claim or lawsuit, as your attorney will handle these processes for you.
Steps Your Lawyer Will Take to Seek Camp Lejeune Compensation for You
The lawyer handling your case will explain your compensation options. You can file a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and your attorney can sue the U.S. government if it is in your best interests.
Whether they are completing a claim to the VA or a lawsuit, your attorney will:
Detail Your Connection to Camp Lejeune
Whether you pursue a claim on your own behalf or on behalf of a loved one, our team will prove your connection to Camp Lejeune. The VA explains that active duty military members who spent at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, are eligible to pursue a claim.
However, you may also be able to bring a claim if you were exposed to contaminated water as:
- A family member of a service member
- A non-military employee who worked or lived at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying time period
- Any other person who worked or lived at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying time period
Our team will seek out records that show you spent time at Camp Lejeune and when. Service records and housing records are two types of documentation that can be useful in a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim.
Identify, Calculate, and Document Your Damages
Our team will determine the damages you suffered from an illness caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. From medical expenses to pain and suffering and even the loss of a loved one, we’ll calculate the entire cost of your damages.
Prove the Nature of Your Contamination-Related Illness
We’ll work to document your medical condition with:
- Medical imaging
- Medical records and invoices for medical care
- Expert testimony
- Doctors’ diagnoses
Whether we are dealing with the VA or handling your lawsuit, we must go above and beyond to document your illness.
Handle All Other Responsibilities Specific to Your Claim or Lawsuit
A Camp Lejeune claim will require us to handle several duties, including:
- Drafting and filing paperwork
- Making phone calls
- Managing communications with the VA
- Monitoring your claim’s status
We will put in all the necessary work to resolve your claim. Our firm pays close attention to every detail, and our team fights tirelessly for the money that Camp Lejeune contamination victims deserve.
Negotiate a Settlement
We will negotiate an appropriate settlement on your behalf. Whether we’re dealing with VA representatives or fighting for your compensation through a lawsuit, we will stand strong for you. Our team calculates damages based on facts and proven formulas, so there will be no reason to waver from our target settlement.
Which Camp Lejeune-Related Medical Conditions Does the U.S. Government Recognize?
The VA recognizes at least eight medical conditions that have been linked to the tainted water supply at Camp Lejeune, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
Even if you have suffered an illness not listed here, consider speaking with our team about a claim. If you spent time at Camp Lejeune between the specified dates and later received a diagnosis of illness, it is possible that drinking contaminated water may have caused it. You might be able to recover financial awards that cover your medical care and other damages.
What Damages Can a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victim Get Compensation For?
The nature and severity of your illness will be a factor in how much compensation you receive. The conditions linked to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune have the potential to:
- Cause permanent disabilities
- Impair one’s quality of life
- Prevent one from working and earning an income
- Claim someone’s life
When we represent clients with such serious ailments, we generally seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Treatment for pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Lost earning power
- Medical expenses
If you have lost a loved one to an illness stemming from water contamination at Camp Lejeune, you could have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Recoverable damages may include:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost financial support
- Grief and other pain and suffering
- End-of-life medical care
- Loss of consortium
Our attorneys will evaluate your case and seek compensation for all your recoverable damages.
Call The Fitch Law Firm LLC Today for a Free Consultation About Your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim
You can continue to focus on your recovery while The Fitch Law Firm LLC fights for your financial recovery. If you have lost a loved one, we will complete your wrongful death case with the greatest compassion for your loss.
Call The Fitch Law Firm LLC today for a free consultation about your claim.
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