Bell Legal Group Founder, J. Edward Bell III, to Attend White House Signing Ceremony

For over a decade, Bell Legal Group, under the leadership of Ed Bell, collaborated with Camp Lejeune victims, including Master Sergeant J.M. Ensminger, USMC, Ret., a prominent advocate for the cause, and Michael Partain, co-founder of The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten. They also partnered with elected officials such as Congressman Cartwright (D-PA), Congressman Murphy (R-NC), Senator Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Peters (D-MI) to bring this legislation to fruition. Once President Biden signs it into law, this legislation will, for the first time, offer victims the opportunity to seek justice for their unlawful exposure to contaminated water while on the military base.

Dept. of Justice Outlines Option to Settle Camp Lejeune Lawsuits More Quickly

About Lawsuits, Irvin Jackson, September 12, 2023

The U.S. government has filed a notice to inform judges presiding over all Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits of a new “Elective Option”, detailing the voluntary process that will allow individuals to quickly settle claims involving certain injuries linked to toxic chemicals that contaminated water at the North Carolina military base. The Department of Justice and U.S. Navy first announced the elective Camp Lejeune settlement option on September 7, offering up to $550,000 to veterans and their families if they suffered specific medical conditions, including kidney cancer, liver cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, leukemias, bladder cancer, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease and systemic sclerosis.

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