By Jim Fausone
We have dozens of Marine veterans ask each year about their exposure to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune. While the existence of the contaminated water is now well documented, the medical nexus to specific disabilities has not been accepted. Recently, VA recognized that ingestion of contaminated water could cause ratable disabilities. There are 2,044 pending legal claims by people who lived and worked at the Marine base from 1957 – 1987. The Corps is having people potentially exposed register in a database. To date, 160,000 have registered. This proves once again that you should never give up on your claim because sometimes the VA is really slow to get it right.