Latest Updates: When Will the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit be Settled?

Anyone who worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may be able to get compensation for their injuries.  More than $21 billion in Camp Lejeune settlements are available for quick compensation.

Camp Lejeune Settlements are payouts the US government provides to victims of water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. These are actually financial compensation to victims who developed cancer and other serious illnesses due to contaminated water from 1953 to 1987.

Facts on Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Settlement

There are some quick facts on Camp Lejeune Settlements

Over $21 billion may be available in Camp Lejeune Settlements for water contamination victims. The Congressional Budget Office spent $6.1 billion from 2022 to 2031, with an additional $15 billion after 2031.

Settlements are separate from VA claims, which provide victims with additional compensation. Civilian workers, veterans, and family members may be eligible for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit settlement under the Justice Act 2022.

In case your grandparent, spouse, child, or loved one passed away, you could still qualify for compensation on their behalf.

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Qualified person for Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuit Settlement

The person who suffered from health issues after working or living for at least 30 days between 1953 and December 1987 they are  eligible for a contaminated water settlement in Camp Lejeune lawsuit

  • residents
  • Reservist
  • Guardsmen
  • Civilian  Workers,
  • US Marine Corps and US Navy Veterans
  • Spouse
  • Children and Family Members

When Will the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Settlement be set up?

Settlement Update _ 13th March 2024

The torts Branch and the Department of Justice are offering settlements. After document verification, the Torts Ranch identified 50 eligible litigation cases for the elective option. These were categorized as 12 for kidney cancer, 5 for kidney disease, 14 for bladder cancer, 10 for non-Hodgkin’s disease, 4 for Parkinson’s disease, 2 for multiple myeloma, and 3 for leukemia.

This settlement proposal has been made for multiple conditions, such as bladder cancer, $150,000 to $450,000 for kidney diseases, and similarly for others.

A few lawsuits have settled so far, and now it’s time to deem the elective option. A new plan needs to be started to reduce the number of cases and for higher, more inclusive settlements.

Faster Path to Settlement Now – 15th March 2024

The major development that could speed up Camp Lejeune Settlements is bad news. Four judges in North Carolina ruled that individuals affected by water contamination incidents at Camp Lejeune are not eligible for jury trials against the federal government. That was bad news for plaintiffs who fought for jury trials. The speed-up of the settlement process and trials will pressure the government to craft a more global settlement resolution.

Updated Claims Filed and Settlement Data -20th April 2024

The updated numbers for Camp Lejeune claims, settlements, and lawsuits have been released. A total of 1740 civil lawsuits were filed under the Camp Lejeune lawsuit. Almost 190561  cases were filed with the navy, and also 16000 new claims were filed last month. Among these, 40 Camp Lejeune cases have been resolved.

Special Settlement Master – 23rd April 2024

Lawyers from both sides of Camp Lejeune are interviewing potential candidates as the special settlement master. This position will play a critical role in negotiating a global settlement deal, and both parties will submit the nominees’ names by the end of the week.

When Will the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit be settled?

Many victims have filed cases under the Camp Lejeune lawsuit settlement. Now, everyone is wondering how long they will have to wait before getting financial compensation. People ask if the government will make settlement offers and how long it will take. A procedure is briefly explained here.

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How do you file a Camp Lejeune claim with a Navy JAG?

First Step – Administrative Claim

The Camp Lejeune victims have the right to file civil lawsuits against the federal government. A civil lawsuit, they demanded to file an administrative claim with the Navy Judge advocated General Tort Claims Unit.

Administrative claims are mandatory under the CLJA before file a civil lawsuit in court. They must first show that they filed an administrative claim with JAG.

Many Camp Lejeune lawyers believed that JAG sometimes used this claim process to offer a settlement. JAG will not accept or review supporting documents in this lawsuit.

Second Step – Filed a Civil Lawsuit

If JAG denies their admin claim or 6 months pass, and no action is taken on the claim, then Camp Lejeune Victims can file a civil lawsuit. This lawsuit cases must be filed in the Eastern District Court, which is the mandatory venue for all Camp Lejeune lawsuits.

When the case is filed, a summons will be issued and served on the government. Camp Lejeune lawsuits will be consolidated like a class action.

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Third Step – Civil Discovery Process

The third step is to go Through the Civil Discovery Process

Once the lawsuit is filed, plaintiffs must undergo a civil discovery process. In this process, each side gets to learn facts and obtain documents from the opposing party.

The discovery process will be different than in normal civil cases and similar to what we see in class action in mass torts.  Each plaintiff will have to provide some type of standard discovery question form with certain documents like proof of residence, medical records and service records.

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