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What is the Elective Option? Camp Lejeune Justice Act

The elective option is an alternative way to resolve your claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. It was announced by the Department of the Navy on April 6, 2023. The elective option has two components: tier of injury and duration of exposure. Depending on your tier of injury and duration of exposure, you may receive a fixed amount of compensation without having to prove causation or damages.

  1. Qualifying Injuries by Tier: The Act clearly delineates the types of injuries into two tiers, providing a more organized way for individuals to understand what compensation they may be entitled to.
  2. Duration of Exposure: The incremental scaling of potential settlements based on the duration of exposure at Camp Lejeune is an important component. It’s good to know that the Act acknowledges the cumulative effect of exposure to harmful substances over time.
  3. Fraud Warning: The cautionary advice to be vigilant against potential fraud is a critical piece of information. Scam activity could seriously impact those who are already dealing with the health and financial burdens tied to their service at Camp Lejeune.
  4. Legal Support: Emphasizing the importance of consulting with experts in this particular legal area ensures that those affected make well-informed decisions. Your firm, Berry Law, serves as a resource for these individuals, guiding them through the complexities of the Act and helping them make the best choices for their circumstances.

Are you eligible for the elective option under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

The Department of the Navy will notify you if you are eligible for the elective option and provide you with more information on how to accept or decline it. You should consult with a lawyer before making any decision. How can I avoid fraud? Unfortunately, there are some people who may try to take advantage of your situation and scam you. You should be aware of potential fraud and protect yourself from it. One thing to remember is that the Department of the Navy will not contact you directly about the elective option or ask you for any personal or financial information. If someone calls you or emails you claiming to be from the Department of the Navy and wants to discuss the elective option with you, do not trust them.

Beware of Scams posing as the Department of the Navy or the Department of Justice.

They are trying to scam you. Another thing to watch out for is fake websites or emails that look like they are from the Department of the Navy or the Department of Justice. They may ask you to fill out a form or pay a fee to file your claim or receive your compensation. Do not fall for them. They are trying to steal your money or identity. If you encounter any suspicious activity or have any questions about the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, please contact Berry Law. Qualifying Injuries by Tier: The Act clearly delineates the types of injuries into two tiers, providing a more organized way for individuals to understand what compensation they may be entitled to.

Disclaimer:

The information provided in this document is intended for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the content, it should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances. If you require legal advice or representation, consult with a qualified attorney. Berry Law and the author disclaim all responsibility for any losses, damages, or distress resulting from reliance on this information.

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