|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 29 Oct 2009 07:32:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: Camp Lejeune (NC) vet gets partial disability|
Former Lejeune Marine receiving partial disability due to water
HOPE HODGE Jacksonville Daily News (NC) October 28, 2009A former Camp Lejeune Marine who received partial disability benefits because of exposure to contaminated water on base believes other veterans should go to their doctors to get their claims substantiated.
John Hartung of Waukesha, Wis., was awarded a 30-percent disability from the Veterans Benefits Administration last month after his doctor drafted and signed a "nexus letter" verifying his medical belief that Hartung's ailments were more likely than not caused by exposure to toxic water.
Hartung was stationed at Lejeune for six months in 1977 and said he "got sick right away" after exposure to base water, which contained significant amounts of leaked solvents including TCE and PCE between the 1950s and the 1980s. Hartung said he developed large cysts on the back of his neck as well as chronic fatigue and was discharged from the Marine Corps in 1978 because of continuing medical problems.
... For the entire article, see http://www.jdnews.com/news/disability-69320-partial-veterans.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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