The Camp Lejeune settlement amount per person is a topic of extreme interest for those filing claims under the Honoring Our PACT Act and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. Since the PACT Act just passed in August of 2022, we likely will not know the Camp Lejeune settlement amounts until 2023. However, in this article we will attempt to provide you with estimates for a Camp Lejeune settlement amount for a variety of conditions linked to the contaminants found in the water at Camp Lejeune.
To be sure you don’t miss out on any benefits you may be entitled to, contact a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyer to see if you qualify as a claimant. At our firm, we offer free legal consultations, so it’s no risk to you. You can schedule your free consultation at (321) 352-7588, and we will schedule a time for you to speak with a Camp Lejeune lawyer at our office.
How to Qualify for The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim
If you or a family member suffered from a condition linked to the contaminants in the water at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation. There are two main requirements to filing a claim:
- You or your loved one was at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days (total, not consecutive);
- That 30 days spent at Camp Lejeune was sometime after August 1, 1953 and before 1988; and
- You or your loved one experienced one of the conditions or diseases linked to the water contaminants at Camp Lejeune.
Keep in mind that family members and legal representatives may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved one. Moreover, children that were in utero, in their mother, while at Camp Lejeune or born while living at Camp Lejeune and suffered birth defects may be eligible for benefits as well.
Documentation to Support Your Camp Lejeune Claim
In addition to satisfying the above requirements or elements of a Camp Lejeune claim, claimants under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act must provide evidence supporting these elements. In other words, they will need proof they spent 30 days or more at Camp Lejeune, and they will need documentation of their condition or disease.
Proof of Time Spent at Camp Lejeune
Service members can prove they lived at Camp Lejeune by filing a DD 214 request and getting their Official Military Personnel File from the National Archives. Folks that worked at Camp Lejeune can provide proof of work or employment at Camp Lejeune to prove they were at Camp Lejeune for 30 or more days. They can do this by providing paystubs or tax returns during the relevant time period. Also, they can submit a Work History Report from the Social Security Administration, also known as a Form SSA-3369.
Proof of Medical Condition
To prove that you or your loved one suffered one of the conditions linked to water contaminants at Camp Lejeune, you will need to obtain medical records that show that you have the illness, disease, or condition you claim to have. Also, you may provide test results that demonstrate you have the claimed condition.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Amounts
As we have discussed in other articles on the Camp Lejeune lawsuit, the settlement amounts will likely be based upon the condition or disease that a person suffered as a result of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. There is no way to be sure how much money the Government will deem each condition to be worth. However, based upon a variety of data sources and upon similar types of lawsuits stored in databases containing verdicts and settlements, we can at least provide a graphic that represents our best educated guess as to a Camp Lejeune settlement amount for conditions we have discussed in this article.
As we mentioned, the best we can do at this time, at the end of 2022, is guess how much money each condition will be worth. Many of us have been filing claims on behalf of our clients since the PACT Act passed, and we expect these claims to start settling out in the first several months of 2023. After we start settling out cases, we will know more about the Camp Lejeune settlement amount per person. That data should be coming in soon, and it should help to provide some clarity regarding a Camp Lejeune settlement amount for most people’s condition.
What Are the Attorney Fees to Hire a Camp Lejeune Lawyer?
We have been hearing from clients and potential clients that other law firms are charging 40% or more in attorney fees. At our firm, if we can take your case, we are charging 20% to take you through the claims process and 25% to proceed to litigation if you (1) spent at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune and (2) have one of the following conditions presumed to be related to exposure to the contaminants in the water at Camp Lejeune:
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes;
- Bladder cancer;
- Kidney cancer;
- Multiple myeloma;
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; or
- Parkinson’s disease.
There are other conditions that have been linked to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Some of those conditions include the following:
- Birth defects;
- Neurological defects;
- Brain cancer;
- Ovarian cancer;
- Cervical cancer;
- Prostate cancer;
- Colon cancer;
- Lung cancer; and
- Breast cancer.
Even if you do not have one of the presumptive conditions, just give us a call. We offer free consultations, so it’s no risk to you. We may be able to work something out that works for everyone, or we may be able to refer you to someone who can help. If we can take your case, we can likely do it for a very reasonable attorney fee. We’re here to help folks with this process, not prey on people that need help getting the maximum value out of their claim.
Contact a Camp Lejeune Lawyer for Your FREE Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one has been hurt by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. As we mentioned in this article, we may be able to help you with your Camp Lejeune claim. Also, we may be able to do it for 20% or 25%, depending on the specific facts of your case. Additionally, we may be able to refer you to someone who can help you for that same fee. We will help you however we can.
To learn more, just give us a call at (321) 352-7588 or contact us on our website to schedule your free consultation with a Camp Lejeune Lawyer from our office. We’re here when you need us.
DISCLAIMER: Fee agreements include a percentage fee to the law firm, as well as any case costs. The percentage fee to the firm is often referred to as "attorney fees" or the "attorney's fee." Case costs, on the other hand, include things like the costs associated with filing a lawsuit, hiring experts, mailing, printing, retrieving documents, and any other costs associated with filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim.