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Verhine Law reaching out to families of deceased veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune



Scott Verhine

Scott Verhine and team have been accepting claims on behalf of victims of proven water contamination from their time at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Camp Lejeune was an enormous military base that was home to thousands of Navy and Marine soldiers and their families starting in the 1940s. Many Americans have been made aware of Camp Lejeune through an ad campaign that has focused on helping victims acquire compensation for the various diseases caused by water contamination there for over three decades. Poor disposal of various toxic substances at the site along with toxic materials from nearby industrial sites caused the toxic water conditions which began in 1953 and lasted until 1987.

Though these previous litigation efforts have focused on the victims themselves, Verhine explained why they have fallen short of achieving full justice.

“Unfortunately many of these veterans died long ago,” Verhine explained. For this reason, Verhine Law has set its sights on justice for those left behind, the families of victims.

“They can still make a claim, but it takes somebody to come forward,” said Verhine, pointing out that anyone, a family member or even a friend, can make the call and start the process of determining eligibility for compensation. Any settlement award obtained will be divided among a veteran’s heirs at law, usually spouses, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces.

According to Verhine, anyone could be considered a victim if they spent more than 30 days at Camp Lejeune and had one of the illnesses associated with the contamination. Related illnesses include Adult Leukemia, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and Parkinson’s Disease as well as birth defects experienced after living at Camp Lejeune. Babies at the camp were also exposed to water contamination through direct contact and breathing in water vapors.

In addition to these illnesses, Verhine and team believe it may be possible to link the contamination to Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Renal Toxicity, Female Infertility, Scleroderma, Lung Cancer, Hepatic Steatosis, Miscarriage, as well as neurobehavioral effects causing mental health issues.

Verhine expressed confidence in the case, as so many diseases can be linked to contamination at Lejeune, and also because the standard of proof is lower in this instance. In fact, according to Verhine, all that needs to be proven is that “it is as likely that they developed their illness from the water as it was from some other reason.” This is an entirely different legal standard.

Those interested in filing a claim should contact the offices of Scott Verhine by email at or call them 24/7 at 888-550-9127. There is no charge for consultation. Those who file will not be charged at all until the suits are won or settled. MS Bar advises a decision on legal services should not be based solely on advertisement. Free Background info available. The listing of areas of practice does not indicate expertise therein.

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