Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

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During the Vietnam War, an herbicide known as Agent Orange was used to eradicate the heavy jungle forest to make it easier for troops to avoid ambush. We now know that these herbicides contained toxic chemicals, predisposing Veterans to an increased risk of developing certain medical conditions.

Beginning with the Gulf War in 1990, the US military used open-air combustion as a form of waste management for large-scale refuse disposal at most installations in Southwest Asia. Over 50 tons of toxic materials, including human and medical waste, ammunition, metals, and plastic, were burned daily. 

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has exclusive jurisdiction to provide judicial review of final decisions by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). Appealing to the CAVC has numerous advantages.

DIC is a tax-free monthly benefit paid to a qualifying surviving dependent of a deceased Veteran. There is no time limit for filing a claim for DIC. 

Glioblastoma Multiforme is a type of central nervous system (CNS) malignant brain tumor that has been linked to certain types of toxic exposure, including Agent Orange exposure. While the PACT Act made Glioblastoma a presumptive disability based on burn pit exposure, it has not yet been added to the list of presumptive conditions based on Agent Orange exposure.

VA defines Military Sexual Trauma (MST) as “psychological trauma resulting from a physical assault of a sexual nature, a battery of a sexual nature, or sexual harassment which occurred while the Veteran was serving on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training” and it defines sexual harassment as “repeated, unsolicited verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature which is threatening in character.”

PTSD is a mental health disorder that some Veterans develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. If these symptoms do not go away, or if they get worse, the Veteran may be experiencing PTSD. 

Retroactive benefits are often owed to Veterans or their surviving dependents if a claim is granted. The retroactive benefit is the accrued award from the date of the claim submission (effective date) to the date of the enactment (Rating Decision).

Service connection, also known as VA disability compensation, is a monthly tax-free benefit that can be awarded to a Veteran. There is no time limit to file a claim for service connection. Some Veterans do not begin suffering from possible service-connected medical symptoms until several years after their military discharge.

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), TBIs often result from a “blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating the brain.” TBIs can be caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), vehicle collisions, physical assaults, training accidents, or due to combat injuries.

TDIU is a VA benefit, which makes it possible for the Veteran to be paid by VA at the 100 percent rate, even if their combined rating is less than 100 percent. Many Veterans rated at less than 100 percent disabled by VA cannot work due to their service-connected disabilities.

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Glenn and Joe Sitting

Former VA Attorneys Bergmann & Moore helping Veterans.

Founded in 2004, Bergmann & Moore is a leading law firm recognized for providing quality representation to Veterans and their families.

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“I can’t thank you enough for taking my case and winning for me. I would recommend you to anyone who needs the best lawyer in the nation. You are such a nice person to talk to. Dealing with the VA is tough. They kept denying me. I’m so grateful for you. I still find it hard to believe.”
J. Barrett
“Many thanks to you and all your staff for all your help. I was stunned when you called regarding stress associated with a process such as this and I thought when I answered the phone “How did he know?” So thanks, too, for the reassurance and moral support – I needed it! And I’m working on trying to relax.”
P. Owen
“Thank you so very much for your help! This would have been absolutely impossible without your intervention. As you are well aware, we have been trying for years to battle for our rights. All the others whose job it was to protect our rights accomplished nothing. Thanks again!”
D. Wilson

How Can Bergmann & Moore Help Me?

For years, you’ve been fighting for VA disability benefits.  At Bergmann & Moore, we know you are frustrated at VA’s repeated mistakes and decisions that don’t make sense. Here’s what Bergmann & Moore does for you as VA Disability Attorneys:

  • Bergmann & Moore aggressively represents Veterans and their families against VA.
  • Our attorneys review the Board’s decision to find the Board’s mistakes so you can prevail at the Court.
  • Our attorneys identify ways to obtain the highest benefits available under the law.
  • Bergmann & Moore welcomes all types of cases, and we focus on difficult disability claim appeals.

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