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October 29, 2009

Marine Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Awarded Disability by VA

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Former Camp Lejeune Marine John Hartung of Waukesha, Wis., “doctor signed a letter stating his medical belief that Hartung’s ailments were likely caused by exposure to toxic water”.

Full Article at: Ex-NC Marine’s disability from tainted water OK’d

The Associated Press

Thursday, October 29, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Advocates for those exposed to contaminated water at a North Carolina Marine Corps base are helping people win disability claims.

They also hope Congress will open Veterans Affairs health care services to everyone affected.

The Jacksonville Daily News reported Thursday that some former Marines have won disability benefits for illnesses blamed on the base water supply that was tainted with dry cleaning solvents for decades.

Former Camp Lejeune Marine John Hartung of Waukesha, Wis., urged veterans to ask their doctors to back their claims.

Hartung was awarded a 30-percent disability from the Veterans Benefits Administration last month. His doctor signed a letter stating his medical belief that Hartung’s ailments were likely caused by exposure to toxic water.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.jdnews.com

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