Bloomberg Law
March 29, 2023, 5:59 PM

State Department Will Pay $460K to End Havana Syndrome Lawsuit

Ufonobong Umanah
Ufonobong Umanah

The State Department agreed to pay $460K to Mark Lenzi, an engineer who said the government discriminated against him over his Havana Syndrome diagnosis and his public advocacy for victims of the condition.

As part of the agreement, Lenzi withdrew all claims against the State Department, which denied liability.

  • Havana Syndrome is the designation for a collection of “unexplained physical and psychological symptoms” Lenzi described in his complaint
  • The government is investigating the cause but publicly commits to supporting victims
  • As part of the statement, the State Department is sending Lenzi on a three year assignment as a Security Engineering ...

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