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Did a Military Base Contaminate Drinking Water in a North Carolina Community

Did a Military Base Contaminate Drinking Water in a North Carolina Community?

Though it’s too early to draw comparisons with the toxic conditions that existed at Camp Lejeune, another North Carolina base is suspected to be the source of contaminated water, and that contamination seems to be affecting a neighboring community. Atlantic, an unincorporated area of Carteret County, home to about 600 residents, has had two ground… Read More »

Pros and Cons to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Ruling

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 More »

UPDATE: Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Proposed Presumptive Conditions

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 More »

Attorney Helps Marine Corps Veteran Establish Service Connection Between Brain Cancer and Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

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 Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban law firm recently assisted a veteran to become one of the first to be… Read More »

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims: Denied?

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 More »

Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners in Toxic Water Case

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 More »

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination: Technical difference between a Statute of Limitations and a Statute of Repose

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 More »