Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination Altered Lives. Decades of Advocacy Finally Lead to Change

The PACT Act may not reverse the damage, but it has the potential to alleviate enduring consequences. Ensminger observed last week as senators deliberated on the legislation, which aims to furnish healthcare benefits to military personnel exposed to toxins during their service. Additionally, it would enable Marines and their families who suffered exposure to Camp Lejeune’s water to pursue legal action against the federal government.

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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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