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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Veteran Wrongly Denied Benefits For Cancer Due To Water At Camp Lejeune

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 12 vacated a portion of a Board of Veterans Affairs decision that denied a veteran benefits for esophageal cancer he contends he developed as a result of drinking contaminated water at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune. The judge ruled that the board provided an inadequate statement of the reason it denied benefits (Don R. Edwards v. Robert L. Wilkie, No. 19-74, U.S. App., Vet. Clms., 2019 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 2185).
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