Guiding YouThrough TheNext Steps
Once you have determined that you are eligible to pursue a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, the next step is to seek compensation for your losses. Once the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is signed into law, there will be a two-year window of opportunity for those seeking to file a new claim, or for those whose claim had been denied in the past. Krause & Kinsman can help you in filing your claim as well as gathering the necessary documentation needed to ensure your success in the proceedings. The two key factors in a Camp Lejeune lawsuit are:
Proof of Medical Condition
Any and all documentation proving a link from the disease or illness to the camp Lejeune water contamination needs to be presented. Establishing a link from the ailment to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is vital to the success of the individual’s case. Our attorneys can assist you in obtaining these records, examining the evidence and retaining medical experts.
Proof of Residency
Documents providing physical proof that you or your loved one resided at Camp Lejeune between November 1957 and February 1987 need to be obtained. Those who served as active-duty military during those years can easily obtain copies of their service records for the time frame.
Civilians, contractors and other non -military personnel that resided or worked on the base during the effective dates will need to establish some type of proof putting them at the location during the specific time and for duration of no less than 30 days. Proof could be utility bills, old tax returns, or employment records.
Compensations may vary in each case. It is important to seek the advice of a knowledgeable team of attorneys who can assist in determining which approach is best suited or you. Krause & Kinsman offer a free consultation to discuss eligibility and compensation and answer any questions you may have.
Veterans Disability Benefits
Veterans can file for VA Benefits related to their illness. Since the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOS) is undisputed, and the compounds are known to cause diseases, veterans do not need to provide further evidence linking their time on base to their medical condition. Your monthly payments will depend on your disability rating and the number of dependents.
Any Veteran or family member who suffered exposure (even in utero) can seek compensation for past and future medical expenses for their Camp Lejeune illnesses. Medical claims compensation could include costs for:
Wrongful Death Suit
If a family member has died due to cancer or illness resulting from the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, you can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving members of your family. In a wrongful death suit, you can ask for compensation for loss of companionship, loss of financial support and other damages.
Let our team help you
Many former claims have been denied based on legal terminology and loopholes in the system. A staff of knowledgeable attorneys can help catch these instances before they affect your case and ensure that you receive the maximum allowable compensation.
Take full advantage of the additional time you have been given to file your claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. We highly recommend you seek the services of Krause & Kinsman. The window of opportunity in this case could close very quickly so get in touch with one of our Camp Lejeune attorneys right away. Fill out our contact form for a free consultation.