Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 1, 2024 | Disability Compensation
For decades, the story of Camp Lejeune, a military base in North Carolina, has been shadowed by concerns over water contamination. Recently, a comprehensive government study has shed new light on the health impacts faced by those who lived and worked there during the mid-1970s and ’80s. This blog post delves into the findings of this study, exploring the link between the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and an increased risk of certain cancers.
The VA already recognizes the following medical conditions as presumptively service connected to Camp Lejeune contaminated water:
But now, a new government study has found an association between Camp Lejeune water and the following cancers:
Remember, VA has not yet made any of these cancers presumptive, so to win a claim for service connection for these cancers, there would need to be a medical nexus opinion linking these cancers to your exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. But with this new study, obtaining such a nexus opinion should be much easier.
New scientific research is coming out all the time showing the extent of damage caused by Camp Lejeune water. If you have a medical condition you think was caused by Camp Lejeune water, even if it’s not on the presumptive list, there is a chance you can receive service connection and disability compensation. Reach out to me today if you want to talk.
Gregory Rada is an Air Force veteran that helps veterans nationwide receive the benefits to which they are entitled. He works with all his clients one-on-one from the start of their case to the end and never hands them off to case managers or paralegals. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.