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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims Rise to Nearly 5,000 in Recent Weeks

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 27, 2022

As the number of claims filed against Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina continues to climb into the thousands, people that have been personally affected by the contaminated drinking water are thankfully starting to stand up and speak out in staggering numbers due to the PACT Act that was passed by Congress earlier this year.

For nearly thirty years, countless civilians, contract workers, and multiple members of the military either served or lived at Camp Lejeune until finally in 1982 when scientists with the United States Marine Corps tested the tainted drinking water and discovered several toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that have been known to cause cancer and other debilitating diseases.

According to their internal investigations and research, military officials believe that the water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with cancer-causing carcinogens and toxins from the Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace treatment plants located near the military base. Initially built to provide clean drinking water for this small community in southeast Onslow County, these two facilities have been deemed responsible for distributing the dangerous, chemical-filled drinking water to Camp Lejeune and the surrounding neighborhoods.

If you or a family member lived or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days between August 1953 through December 1987, and have been diagnosed with any of the following life-altering diseases, you could be entitled to financial compensation for loss of wages, pain, suffering, and medical bills.

  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Bladder, breast, esophageal, kidney, liver, and lung cancers
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Renal toxicity and failure
  • Multiple myeloma

A Compassionate Attorney on Your Side

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or another life-altering illness as the result of drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you will understandably be feeling a wide range of emotions as you try to move forward through treatments, surgeries, and routine patient procedures. Here at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., your health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us, and we will work day & night to fight for your rights.

Since 1977, Florida personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has dedicated his professional career to the diligent representation of victims who have been diagnosed with cancer after an exposure to toxic chemicals and substances, including drinking water. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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