Cooney Law Office

FAQ

WHAT AREA OF THE BASE HAD TOXIC WATER?

The Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease, a part of the Center for Disease Control, has done extensive water modeling which is posted on their site. Different substances from different sources contaminated housing areas at various times. Each address needs to be separately verified and investigated.

WHERE DO I OBTAIN AN SF-95?

You can find the SF-95 online, or call or email the name and address listed on the U.S.M.C. website set up for Camp Lejeune Claims Registration. You may download a claim packet from their website, or ask them to mail you one. As we are unable to link to their website, if you cannot find it online by typing in “Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claims”, call 1-877-261-9782.

WHO:

Our office is representing only dependents, wives and children who lived at the base, were exposed to the toxic water, were not on active duty at the time themselves, and who suffered a miscarriage, cancer, death or certain birth defects.

WHO WE ARE NOT REPRESENTING:

Unfortunately, until Congress acts to change the current law, it is our opinion that the Active Duty Serviceperson is personally barred by the Feres Doctrine from bringing claims arising from the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Due to the extremely high volume of emails and calls, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US REGARDING POTENTIAL CLAIMS FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICEMEN THAT MAY HAVE BEEN EFFECTED BY THE WATER AS WE CANNOT ACCEPT THESE CASES. We absolutely disagree with this law, and will keep up all efforts to have the law changed.

Servicemen or women who were exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune and believe they have been effected should file a claim with the V.A., and continue to monitor the news and websites. There is a bill pending before Congress that would make the V.A. respond to these claims.