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What Should You Do If Your Disease Is Not A Presumed Illnesses

Thousands of people should consider legal action under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act if they do not qualify for the Elective Option

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - Now more than ever you should seek the counsel of a Camp Lejeune water attorney to ensure you understand all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. US Marines, civilian employees, and their family members may be eligible for the Elective Option Plan and receive an immediate and substantial lump-sum payment. The payment is based on the time spent at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987, and the type of illness one suffers from or a loved one died from. Certain types of cancer are presumed to have been caused by drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Those types of cancer that may receive Tier 1 benefits, the highest amount offered are kidney cancer - the most common, liver cancer - one of the most deadly, bladder cancer, - which affects men more than women, non-Hodgkins lymphoma - a cancer of the lymph nodes, and leukemia - blood cancer. If you or a loved one suffers or has died from one of these types of cancer you may qualify for the highest payout of $450,000. There is also an additional $100,000 if the disease was the cause of death. Secondary benefits of significant albeit lesser lump sum benefits are being paid if you have suffered from one of the following: multiple myeloma - low white blood cell counts, Parkinson's disease - a debilitating neurological disorder, kidney disease - survivable but necessitating kidney transplant, and Scleroderma - an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and fibrosis (thickening) in the skin and other areas of the body.

Interestingly, one may automatically qualify for a lump-sum payment without investigation if they are already receiving VA benefits for any of the types of diseases listed above. Another bonus for those injured by drinking Camp Lejeune water is that attorney fees have been capped at an amount significantly less than the 1/3 of total compensation originally charged. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of people may have a deadly disease or suffer from an illness that does not fall easily into one of these categories and may be denied benefits. If that is the case one may wish to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit under the provisions of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act in the Eastern District of North Carolina in an attempt to hold the federal government accountable for failing to provide clean drinking water on the base. The Department of the Navy is required to accept or deny all claims filed for Camp Lejeune water benefits within six months of receipt, however, due to the massive number of filings, the government was unable to issue a decision on a single one within the first year. As a result, tens of thousands of Camp Lejeune water lawsuits may be filed crippling the four judges that comprise the North Carolina Court. Judges promise to expedite the trials by creating a type of multidistrict litigation, grouping similar cases together, and offering a settlement on that basis.

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