Fifteen Types Of Cancer Qualify Automatically As Being Linked To Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
More than one million people may have been poisoned and developed cancer because of toxins in the local Camp Lejeune water supply
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - The Department of Defense and the Navy have offered US Marines and their family members expedited lump-sum payment if they qualify and meet certain conditions. One is the length of time spent on the base, at least 30 days, and the second is the type of condition that the claimant suffers from. Servicemembers, civilian employees, and their family members who are survivors of those who died may wish to file a Camp Lejeune water lawsuit and opt for a greater sum of money. The Navy intends to start to send out official settlement offers to claimants or their legal representatives by the beginning of 2024 according to sources. It may take more than a decade to process all of the claims according to experts. NBC News reports, " The new offer, called the Elective Option, allows qualifying people to receive a certain payout faster than having to fight the government in court for several months or even years with no guarantee of success. The Elective Option is a critical step in bringing relief to qualifying claimants impacted by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, who will now have an avenue for receiving quick and early resolution of claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act," Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said in a statement. The payouts range from $150,000 to $450,000 -- with an additional $100,000 offered if the exposure resulted in a death."
A claimant will have to have been diagnosed with one of the following illnesses to qualify and can expect an offer: Bladder cancer, a malignant tumor that originates in the urinary bladder. It is one of the most common conditions related to Camp Lejeune, a U.S. Marine Corps base known for water contamination issues. Breast cancer is a prevalent malignancy that affects the breast tissue. It is among the health concerns tied to Camp Lejeune due to its association with toxic exposure. Although male breast cancer is rare, Marines have reported contracting the illness in record numbers. The third illness that automatically qualifies under the CLJA is esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a malignancy that develops in the esophagus, the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach. It is also linked to Camp Lejeune's water contamination. Female infertility refers to the inability of women to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term. Exposure to toxic substances at Camp Lejeune is believed to contribute to this condition. Hepatic steatosis, also known as fatty liver disease, is a liver condition characterized by the accumulation of fat in liver cells. It is among the conditions associated with exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Kidney cancer is a malignancy that affects the kidneys. It is linked to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, which exposed individuals to harmful substances. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues, often involving the bone marrow and blood. It is among the health concerns tied to Camp Lejeune's toxic water exposure. Lung cancer is a malignant condition affecting the lungs, and it is associated with exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the fetus can survive outside the womb. It is one of the most overlooked reproductive health issues related to Camp Lejeune's toxic water exposure. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that originates in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of blood disorders that originate in the bone marrow. Neurobehavioral effects refer to cognitive and behavioral changes that can result from exposure to toxic substances. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system and is associated with exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Renal toxicity refers to the harmful effects of toxic substances on the kidneys. Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the skin and connective tissues. It is among the conditions related to the toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune.