Camp Lejeune
The Camp Lejeune lawsuit involves legal actions taken by individuals who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while living or working at the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The water at the base was contaminated with various toxic chemicals, including volatile organic compounds and carcinogens like trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE). This exposure has been linked to a range of health problems, including various cancers and other serious illnesses. The lawsuit alleges that the U.S. government failed to adequately address and disclose the contamination, putting the health of service members, their families, and civilian employees at risk. Plaintiffs seek compensation for health damages and related expenses, as well as accountability for the alleged negligence and lack of transparency regarding the water contamination issue at Camp Lejeune. Below you will find a collection of news articles on this topic. 
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In a quiet corner of Memphis, Eddie Peterson, a 76-year-old former assistant district attorney, fights a relentless battle against Parkinson’s disease. A man who once commanded the courtroom, Peterson now struggles to convey his thoughts due to slurred speech and stuttering. His story, though deeply personal, is just one chapter in a larger narrative of...
Recent data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed alarming levels of contamination in drinking water consumed by millions across the U.S. Dubbed “forever chemicals” due to their enduring nature, these contaminants have raised serious concerns among the public and professionals alike.  Key Points:  Water systems serving millions, from small towns to major cities,...
Recent findings have revealed the widespread presence of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in the blood of pregnant women, eliciting considerable health concerns for both mothers and their unborn children. These findings add to the mounting evidence indicating the detrimental health effects of chemicals to which we are continuously exposed. This article delves into...
The Ongoing Legal Struggle Over Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination The Camp Lejeune water contamination issue is a significant chapter in the annals of mass torts and lawsuits. Claimants, primarily veterans and their families who suffered due to this contamination, have sought justice for years, leading to a staggering number of lawsuits. Recently, conflicting proposals were...
The environmental and health implications of per fluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have made headlines in recent years, but now the legal focus is sharpening as companies like 3M Co. and DuPont de Nemours face a formidable legal challenge. With Joe Rice, a veteran lawyer of mass torts, joining the fight, the legal landscape is...
Recent discoveries shed light on the contamination levels surrounding the North Carolina Chemours plant. At least 11 new types of PFAS “forever chemicals” have been found in the vicinity, suggesting a greater environmental impact than previously believed.  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are often dubbed “forever chemicals.” Why? Most of these compounds do not degrade...
Biden-Harris Administration’s PFAS Action Plan for 2023 The Biden-Harris Administration has taken a monumental leap forward in environmental and public health protection with an ambitious plan to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution. These chemical compounds, notorious for their persistence in the environment and potential health risks, have become a central focus in the...