Navy and Justice Department to offer expedited payouts to victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination (NBC News)

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    Navy and Justice Department to offer expedited payouts to victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination – By Courtney Kube and Michael Kosnar (NBC News) / Sept 6, 2023

    The payouts range from $150,000 to $450,000 — with an additional $100,000 offered if exposure resulted in death.

    The Navy and Justice Department announced a new settlement offer Wednesday to some of the tens of thousands of people who claim they contracted deadly diseases from exposure to contaminated water decades ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

    More than 93,000 people have filed claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which allows people to seek a payout for injuries caused by exposure to toxic water at the Marine Corps Base from mid-1953 through 1987. But most are still pending as the Navy has struggled to process the deluge of claims.

    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.

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