VA Adds Bladder Cancer to List of Qualifying Conditions
From Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
VA Secretary Robert McDonald recently added bladder cancer to the list of presumptive diseases which Veterans may receive benefits for if they served at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be eligible to receive VA healthcare and disability benefits as a result of exposure to contaminated water.
Until recently, bladder cancer had been left off the list of presumptive conditions despite the urging of many to have it included. Bladder cancer is one of the most common health problems seen in Veterans who served at Camp Lejeune during the thirty year period of contamination. After applying pressure, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina lobbied the VA to add bladder cancer to the list of presumptive conditions.
The list of presumptive conditions has now grown to fifteen diseases and conditions:
-Esophageal Cancer -Lung Cancer
-Breast Cancer -Bladder Cancer
-Kidney Cancer -Leukemia
-Multiple Myeloma -Myelodysplastic Syndromes
-Renal Toxicity -Hepatic Steatosis
-Female Infertility -Miscarriage
-Scleroderma -Neurobehavioral Effects
If you have questions about possible exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune or any other service related injury call the experienced veteran’s disability attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. serve veterans throughout the Gulf Coast area, including, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Contact us today at 251-343-1111 for a free case evaluation.