Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuit

Exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to serious health issues, including liver cancer. For years, countless veterans and their families faced challenges in getting financial relief for conditions related to the toxic water. Now, compensation may finally be available, even for those already getting VA benefits or who were denied in the past. The deadline to file your claim is August 2024 – don’t miss your chance at justice.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination & Liver Cancer

The water at Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina, was highly contaminated with dangerous chemicals from 1953 to 1987. The contamination was due to pollutants from a local dry cleaning business, regular base operations, and a prolonged fuel leak. These issues were historically underplayed by the government.

Camp Lejeune’s water contamination led to dire health consequences, including an increased risk of liver cancer among military service members, civilian workers, and their families who lived or worked on the base.

The contamination primarily involved volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and solvents like trichloroethylene (TCE) in the base’s drinking water.

Those harmed by these hazardous chemicals may be able to seek financial compensation, but there is limited time remaining. All Camp Lejeune liver cancer claims must be filed before August 2024.

If you or a loved one was harmed, find out if we can help right now with a free claim review.

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Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer

Camp Lejeune’s water supply contained toxic chemicals that have been linked to various health issues, including liver cancer. The most common type of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

HCC disrupts vital liver functions, including waste filtering, nutrient absorption, bile production for digestion, and synthesizing essential substances for energy production and blood clotting.

Symptoms of liver cancer include:

  • Abdominal or shoulder pain
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Lump below the rib cage
  • Weight loss

There may be various treatment options available to patients with liver cancer, including chemotherapy, surgery, and liver transplants. Securing compensation through a Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuit can mean money to help pay for quality medical care.

Other Cancers Linked to Camp Lejeune Water

Exposure to the toxic substances in Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water has been linked to many types of cancer.

The Camp Lejeune cancer list includes:

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after spending at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune while the water was contaminated, we may be able to help.

Call our claims advocates at (866) 473-4764 right now to discuss your options.

Compensation Options for Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer

Liver cancer patients who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune have legal options and other avenues to seek compensation and support for their condition.

Learn about the different options for those impacted by Camp Lejeune liver cancer below.

Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

If you or a loved one was harmed by the toxic water, filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit may be your best option to receive the money you need.

Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuits can help affected families seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.

Working with a top Camp Lejeune lawyer means they will handle all legal work for you. See if we can connect you with a skilled attorney by getting a free claim review right now.

Elective Option

The voluntary Elective Option (EO) for Camp Lejeune claims is a fast-track settlement option offered by the Justice Department and Navy.

The EO allows qualifying victims to receive a predetermined payout amount quickly without going through the longer claims process.

Camp Lejeune liver cancer is a Tier 1 qualifying illness, which means EO payouts could be between $150,000 and $550,000.

VA Benefits

If you or your loved one developed liver cancer after being exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible for VA disability benefits.

You can file with the VA to access health care, disability, and survivor benefits that can provide financial support for medical treatment and more.

Liver cancer is a Camp Lejeune water contamination presumptive illness, which means the VA automatically assumes that military service caused it.

The 2023 VA monthly disability payment for a 100% rating is between $3,622 and $4,000 or more, based on dependent status.

The Camp Lejeune Claims Center partners with VA-accredited attorneys who may be able to help you access VA benefits.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Camp Lejeune liver cancer, get a free claim review right now.

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Eligibility for Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuits

Eligibility for Camp Lejeune liver cancer claims is determined by criteria established in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (CLJA).

The general eligibility requirements to file a Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuit include:

  • Connection to contaminated water: Medical evidence linking your liver cancer to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune
  • Diagnosis of liver cancer: A doctor’s confirmation of liver cancer, backed by medical records and tests
  • Proof of time at Camp Lejeune: Military records that show a minimum of 30 days on base between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987

If you are not sure whether you or your loved one meets these requirements, do not worry. Our trained claims advocates are standing by to help you determine your eligibility. Call our team right now at (866) 473-4764.

Steps to Filing a Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuit

While each case will vary, there are a few general steps to follow when filing a Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuit.

1. Contact a Camp Lejeune Lawyer

The first and most important step is to seek the help of an experienced Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyer. They will guide you through the legal process, assess your eligibility to file a claim for free, and help you determine the best course of action based on your circumstances.

2. File Your Liver Cancer Claim

Your attorney will work with you to gather the documentation needed to support your Camp Lejeune claim. This includes medical records, service history, and evidence linking your liver cancer to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water.

Your lawyer will prepare and file the claim on your behalf, ensuring all legal deadlines are met.

3. Negotiate a Camp Lejeune Settlement

If you are eligible, you may be offered a Camp Lejeune settlement. A settlement offer could come from the Department of Justice and the U.S. Navy.

Your attorney will represent your interests during settlement negotiations, striving to secure the maximum compensation for your case.

If you do not receive a settlement offer, or you don’t believe your offer is fair, your attorney may advise taking your case to court. If this happens, your attorney will handle everything for you and will keep you informed every step of the way.

Our legal partners have the resources and experience necessary to build a strong case on your behalf — and there are no upfront costs to work with them.

Filing Deadline for Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuits

You must file your Camp Lejeune claim before August 10, 2024. After this date, you will not be able to take legal action under the CLJA.

Once you file, the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) has 180 days to respond to your claim with a payment offer or a denial. If they do not respond or you are not satisfied with the decision, your claim may proceed to a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Camp Lejeune liver cancer, don’t wait. Get a free claim review right now.

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What Evidence Do You Need in Camp Lejeune Cases?

Gathering the proper evidence is crucial to build a strong case for a Camp Lejeune liver cancer claim.

Do not worry if you don’t have access to this information. Working with a skilled Camp Lejeune attorney means they will gather the evidence you need to support your case.

Here is the evidence your attorney will likely gather for you:

  • Exposure history: Service records, housing information, and documents verifying your presence at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune during the contamination period
  • Legal documents: Any VA claims or legal proceedings related to Camp Lejeune water contamination
  • Medical records: Diagnosis, treatment history, pathology reports, and imaging studies
  • Testimonies from medical experts: Expert opinions linking the toxins in Camp Lejeune’s water to your liver cancer or other health effects
  • Toxicology reports: Analyses showing exposure to dangerous contaminants such as benzene, TCE, and vinyl chloride

Types of Damages in Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuits

Damages in Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuits refer to the reasons victims deserve compensation for harm caused by the contaminated drinking water.

These are common ways to get compensation in lawsuits:

  • Diminished quality of life
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Future damages (medical treatments or potential lost income)
  • Legal costs
  • Loss of consortium (companionship or support)
  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Generally, compensation is higher in more severe cases that have caused substantial loss to victims and their family members.

If your family was affected by liver cancer due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, the Camp Lejeune Claims Center team is here to assist you.

Our legal partners have already helped over 30,000 families with their Camp Lejeune claims.

Our knowledgeable claims advocates are available to answer your questions and guide you through the process of seeking compensation.

To learn more about your options, call us at (866) 473-4764 or fill out our claim review form right now.

Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuit FAQs

Is liver cancer a presumptive condition for Camp Lejeune water contamination cases?

Yes. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, liver cancer is one of the Camp Lejeune water contamination presumptive illnesses.

This means you will not need to prove a service connection between liver cancer and the toxic water if you meet basic eligibility criteria.

What is the average payout for a Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuit?

Camp Lejeune liver cancer payouts through the Elective Option offered by the Department of Justice range from $150,000 to $550,000.

However, legal experts believe Camp Lejeune liver cancer lawsuit settlements or verdicts may be worth substantially more.

Working with a skilled Camp Lejeune lawyer is the best way to estimate how much your claim may be worth. See if you can connect with one right now by calling the Camp Lejeune Claims Center at (866) 473-4764.

How long will it take to get a Camp Lejeune liver cancer settlement?

It may only take a few months to receive Camp Lejeune liver cancer compensation through the federal government’s Elective Option.

If you are pursuing a lawsuit, Camp Lejeune cases are expected to take at least one to two years to reach a settlement.

Is fatty liver part of the Camp Lejeune lawsuit?

Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis) may qualify for compensation in the Camp Lejeune lawsuit if it can be linked to the base’s contaminated water and the person diagnosed spent at least 30 days on base during the contamination period.

The Camp Lejeune Claims Center exists to help military veterans harmed by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to get the financial compensation they deserve. We're ready to help you — at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.

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