Benefits Guide for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination victims

Here is our long-awaited benefits guide for Florida’s Camp Lejeune water contamination victims. Camp Lejeune, NC has been highlighted a lot in the last year, and it has all been because of the ongoing lawsuit against them regarding past water contamination, and hundreds (maybe thousands?) of individuals and families impacted by it. The lawsuit was launched following an act that was passed for the victims of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. The bill opened the door to allow individuals and families to sue the installation for their ongoing health struggles and to seek compensation to help with their medical needs and specialized care. In essence, the bill finally recognizes and publicly states that wrong was, in fact, done to these victims and their families, and gives them the legal grounding they need to take it to court. For individuals and family members who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during the 34-year period from August 1953 to December 1987, serious health conditions have been directly linked to the contaminated water in their work environments and/or homes. These health issues include, but are not limited to:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dental issues
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple types of cancer (including breast, liver, bladder, lung, prostate, and many more)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • and Scleroderma

And the new bill has finally given victims justice, and perhaps offer some relief with settlement funds designated specifically for them. There are some complications, and questions, that come up with this lawsuit though, and they can make it difficult for victims to know how/when they should file a claim, or what will be necessary to get help. Some of these questions include:

  • What are “presumptive” conditions and how do they affect my claim?
  • Do the deaths of (non-veteran) family members still fall into the parameters of the lawsuit as long as they were on site and exposed during the aforementioned time?
  • Do the claims regarding “presumptive” conditions apply to everyone exposed?
  • Is Camp Lejeune the only US military establishment included in this lawsuit?
  • How and where do I file a claim? Should I go to the VA?

The team at Brooks Law Group is here for Winter Haven residents who served during the years in question. We are well-versed in this area and have closely followed the developments of the legislation and how it relates to victims all over the United States. We can further explain the lawsuit and the potential benefits that apply to you and your family, and we can answer all of the questions listed above (and more). If you believe you were affected by the contaminated water on a military base, call us! We’re providing free, no-obligation consultations for individuals just like you. We’ll listen to your story, take a look at the details of your case, and help you determine the next steps you should take related to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. You can trust our team to always keep your best interest at heart. Look to Brooks when you need someone in your corner to take up the fight on behalf of you and your loved ones!

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.