Dental Issues From Camp Lejeune Water Contamination


Water contamination at Camp Lejeune has had long-lasting effects on veterans and their families. If you or your loved ones were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for at least 30 cumulative days, you may be eligible for compensation for certain conditions, including dental issues. In this article, we will discuss the Camp Lejeune litigation, the process for filing claims, and the impact on VA benefits.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Dental Issues From Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Dental Issues From Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Understanding the Camp Lejeune Litigation

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows eligible veterans and their families to file claims in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Compensation is available for those who develop specific cancers or other conditions due to Camp Lejeune exposure. However, it’s important to note that compensation may be subject to offsets for federal benefits, such as VA or Medicare benefits received for the condition caused by Camp Lejeune exposure.

Filing a Claim: Timeframe and Process

Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, individuals have a two-year window to file a claim. This window began in August 2022 and will close in August 2024. To initiate the process, veterans and their families must file an administrative claim or a claims form with the Department of the Navy. The Navy will then have the opportunity to resolve the claim administratively. If the claim is not resolved, it can proceed to litigation in federal court.

The Importance of Legal Assistance

Filing a Camp Lejeune claims form is different from a traditional VA benefits claim. Hidden nuances and defects in the form can impact your ability to pursue compensation. It’s advisable to have an attorney review and even assist in completing the claims form to avoid potential issues that may harm your claim in the future.

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Impact on VA Benefits

Filing a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act does not affect your VA benefits. You will not lose your benefits by seeking compensation. If the government offers a settlement, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the offer, including any potential offsets to VA benefits. You have the final decision whether to accept the settlement or not. It’s essential to understand that only benefits directly related to Camp Lejeune exposure may be subject to offset.

Seize the Opportunity

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act applies not only to veterans but also to their families, including spouses, children, and parents, who were exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. This means that family members also have the opportunity to pursue compensation. If you or your loved ones lived on the base for at least 30 days during the period from 1953 to 1987, you may be eligible for compensation.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to seek the justice and compensation you deserve. File your administrative claim and explore your options with the assistance of legal professionals.

For more information and to check your eligibility, visit Make You Smile and fill out our online form. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney for personalized guidance.

Dental Issues From Camp Lejeune Water Contamination