Camp Lejeune Claims Incorrectly Mishandled by VBA Lacking Experience in Processing

On August 25, 2022, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published their audit of the Veterans Benefits Administration titled Improved Processing Needed for Veterans’ Claims of Contaminated Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune. OIG was able to conclude that approximately 21,000 claims, or 37 percent, were incorrectly processed for two primary reasons: 1) prematurely denying claims; …read more here

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as NHL or Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) is a form of cancer that starts in white blood cells. NHL develops when a person’s body produces too many mutated lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell. With NHL, a person’s mutated lymphocytes do not die. The body keeps …read more here

Senate Passes Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act of 2022

The Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act as part of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 on June 16, 2022. The Act passed with a vote of 84-14. This historic legislation will allow people who were exposed to the toxic drinking water at …read more here

Vinyl Chloride Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Vinyl Chloride is a colorless flammable gas. Under high pressure or low temperatures, vinyl chloride can be found in a liquid form. This VOC burns easily and has a mild, sweet odor. Vinyl chloride is a manufactured chemical that is not naturally found in the environment. Most of the vinyl chloride produced in the US …read more here

Benzene Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Benzene (cyclohexatriene) is a VOC that was found in the Camp Lejeune water supply. Benzene is a naturally occurring chemical and can be manufactured by human activity. This VOC is colorless or appears as a light yellow liquid at room temperature. It smells sweet and is highly flammable. It is naturally found in crude oil, …read more here

TCE Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is one of the VOCs found in the water supply at Camp Lejeune. TCE is commonly used as a degreaser. This chemical is frequently used to degrease metals such as military equipment and make refrigerants, dry cleaning solvents, and paint stripping solvents. TCE is a colorless liquid that is manufactured through chemical synthesis …read more here

PCE Found in Camp Lejeune Water Supply

Perchloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethylene or PCE) is one of the VOCs found in the drinking water in the Marine Base Camp Lejeune water supply. PCE is a non-flammable colorless liquid that has a faint sweet smell. This chemical is widely used as a dry cleaning solvent and metal degreaser. It has also been used …read more here

High Concentrations of Chemicals and Contaminants Found at Camp Lejeune

Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 1953-1987 exceeded the EPA’s current maximum contaminant levels. Those who used the water on base were exposed to multiple kinds of VOCs. Investigators found that the drinking water was being contaminated through the disposal of …read more here

Illnesses with a Proven Direct Relationship to Toxins at Camp Lejeune

The Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has surveyed and studied the effects of exposure to toxic chemicals found in the water supply at Camp Lejeune since 1993. ATSDR has found substantial evidence to directly correlate toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune from the 1950s-February 1985 to certain illnesses. In 2017, ATSDR first …read more here

Camp Lejeune Justice Act 2022 Has Passed the House of Representatives

On March 3, 2022, the US House of Representatives passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. The bill was originally introduced in the House by Representative Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, Representative Greg Murphy of North Carolina, and David Price of North Carolina in 2021. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was introduced to provide judicial relief to …read more here

Dismissal Reversed for Atchley v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd by DC Appellate Court

By Alison Divine Atchley v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd., No. 20-7077, 2022 WL 30153 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 4, 2022) In a unanimous decision on January 4th a three judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reversed the dismissal of Atchley v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd., No. 20-7077, 2022 WL 30153 (D.C. …read more here