In 2012 Congress passed a law recognizing that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987. This law allowed the VA to pay for medical treatment for certain health problems caused by the water. The law did not allow the VA to pay any service-connected compensation for these Read More
Government contractors, such as KRB and Haliburton, are not automatically immune from lawsuits by service members. This is demonstrated by recent court rulings in cases over injuries suffered as a result of electrocution or exposure to burn pits. The complete article from Bloomberg News can be found by clicking here.
A study by a Psychiatrist at Duke University School of Medicine theorizes that, even absent obvious symptoms, soldiers in close proximity to explosions may suffer lasting effects. For the full Army Times story click here.
With an eye towards improving security for Veterans’ personal information, the VA is set to replace the ID cards of millions of veterans who receive healthcare from VA facilities. For more information, view the Army Times article here.