By Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban | Published January 16, 2017 | | |
By: Ryan Spencer, Veterans Disability Benefits Attorney VA published a final interim rule today regarding Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated Veterans, 82 FR 4173. The effective date for this rule is March 14th, 2017 and no earlier. To be eligible for benefits under this new ruling you must meet the below requirements. Valid discharge for Veterans Read MoreRead More
On September 9th, The Federal Register issued a “public inspection document” (which it does the day before any rule is published), which indicates VA is proposing a presumptive rule of service connection for eight conditions for those who served at Camp Lejeune for no less than 30 days from August 1, 1953 through December 31, Read MoreRead More
After reviewing findings by the Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald has decided to propose presumptions of service connection for certain conditions associated with chemical solvents that contaminated the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from 1953 to 1987. The Read MoreRead More
It may soon be much easier for suffering veterans to access benefits for illnesses related to service at Camp Lejeune. The Veterans Administration recently announced that it is beginning the process of amending its regulations to establish presumptive status for certain diseases linked to certain chemical contaminants that were in the base’s drinking water. Presumptive Read MoreRead More
Law firm represents veteran in becoming one of the first to prove that brain cancer was caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, allowing his claim for benefits to move forward. Partner David Russotto of the law firm recently assisted a veteran to become one of the first to be eligible for veterans disability benefits Read MoreRead More
Each morning when you wake up you drink a glass of water, brush your teeth and take a shower. What do all of these things have in common? Well, if you lived at Camp Lejeune Marine Base, between 1953-1987, it meant you were ingesting contaminated water. You probably had no idea at the time that Read MoreRead More
In another example of administrative foot-dragging, the Veterans Administration has only now begun to honor the claims authorized in a law the President signed back in 2012. Given that the law was meant to serve veterans who sustained life-threatening illnesses due to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, the delay has led to unconscionable and unnecessary Read MoreRead More
A recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision has dismissed claims filed by a group of water contamination victims living at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base camp. The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision ruled that state laws prevent any lawsuit from being filed more than 10 years after the contamination occurred. The residents lived on land Read MoreRead More
A recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision dismissed the court cases brought by victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination based upon the technical difference between a statute of limitations and a statute of repose. Technically a “statute of REPOSE” is not the same as a statute of limitation. A statute of limitation generally runs from Read MoreRead More
Thank to Mr. Spencer I was able to get my VA disability claim re-reviewed and given another chance to receive disability. By far he is one of the most professional lawyers I have ever dealt with. So Veterans if you are looking for help with your VA disability claim I would suggest that you hire Macari, Russotto, Spencer, & Balaban. Thanks again for everything.
— Alfred Daye
As a disabled veteran trying to navigate the complexities of the Veterans Administrations regulations, I turned to the law firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban. They helped me understand what I needed to do and prepared and presented to the VA an excellent presentation of my case. I recommend them for your legal needs.
— Harry Johnson
I was very satisfied with the excellent and professional manner the law firm handled my claim. I highly recommend any veteran who needs help with his or her claim to use Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Special thanks to Mr Spencer for being very professional and courteous during the appeal process. Again Thanks to the entire firm for a job well done!
— Luther Henderson
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Amanda Medina-Morales was our point of contact and she kept us up to date on the progress of our case. It was a pleasure and relief knowing that someone truly competent and professional was handling this and fighting for us.
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