How much is my Camp Lejune Claim worth? That may be one of the big questions on your mind when thinking about filing a Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit. Now that the Honoring Our Pact Act has passed, many victims have an opportunity to get the justice they deserve.
Current Information on Camp Lejeune Average Settlement Amounts
Individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 may be entitled to seek compensation from the federal government for physical illnesses caused by exposure to contaminated water. This compensation is available under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act which is a provision included in the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated the total compensation paid out to all eligible claimants could amount to $6.1 billion dollars. The funds paid out would come from the Judgment Fund, which is a permanent appropriation that is available to pay for monetary awards against the United States that are judicially or administratively ordered. Payments will be made based on the individual circumstances of each claim.
There is speculation in the legal community that there will be guidelines for settlement amounts based on the claimant’s age, diagnosis, and severity of their medical condition. An experienced personal injury attorney may give you the best chance to recover the maximum legal compensation.
Table of Contents
- How to Help Your Claim
- Why Get Legal Representation With Your Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
- Factors For Calculating Potential Settlement Amounts
- VA Presumed Conditions
How to Help Your Claim
There are a few things that you can do to improve your chances of winning your case. One is to have the proper documentation. Having records that show you were on the base for 30 or more days between 1953 & 1987 and having all your medical records can help strengthen your claim.
Why Get Legal Representation
There are several reasons why starting this process now with a legal professional may be a good idea. Time is of the essence. A lawyer can keep you on track so that you don’t miss any critical deadlines. Missing certain deadlines could prevent you from receiving any compensation. A lawyer can help identify the documentation you’ll need for your claim. They can also help you gather the evidence or documentation you need. There are lots of traps and pitfalls along the way for injured people. Having a lawyer on your side can help you navigate around the dangers and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Factors For Calculated Potential Settlement Amounts
Some of the conditions that may play a role in a potential settlement amount may include:
- Your medical diagnosis
- The amount of time you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune
- How much exposure you had to the contaminated water
- The amount of financial loss you’ve faced due to the medical condition linked to your exposure, such as medical bills or lost wages.
- Any claims for disability benefits, denied or accepted.
VA Presumed Conditions
Every case will be different, especially since there are so many different medical conditions linked to the poisoned water at Camp Lejeune.
Do you have questions about a potential settlement or a Camp Lejeune water contamination case? Contact our team at the Jeffcoat Firm today to learn more about how this type of personal injury case works and to discuss the details of your case.
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