Lawsuits Are Filed in North Carolina Federal Court
Former Marines and their family members who lived on Camp Lejeune during the period 1953 to 1987 for 30 days or more, and who were later diagnosed with cancer, can now file a federal court lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina to get legal compensation from the US Government for Camp Lejeune cancer claims, pursuant to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. The legal liability basis for these North Carolina lawsuits is that some of the groundwater at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals which made their way into wells that provided the water used by people who lived on Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.
In more detail, if you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, or lived there as a civilian, for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987, you may have consumed or had contact with benzene, vinyl chloride, and other harmful chemicals in the water that could cause various types of cancer many years later. These contaminated Camp Lejeune locations are shown on this Coverage Area map from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Some of the cancers associated with Camp Lejeune contaminated water:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
In addition, these medical conditions (which are not cancers) have been linked to the toxic water used at Camp Lejuene:
- Aplastic anemia (and related syndromes)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Hepatic steatosis / Fatty liver disease
There are many law firms across the country advertising for Camp Lejeune cancer claims, as you probably have seen on TV and the internet. Because of the limited time allowed to file your Camp Lejeune lawsuit, you should start learning about your legal representation options now and, after doing so, you can make an informed decision when selecting the law firm that you want to work on your Camp Lejeune cancer case.
The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb is located in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is in the Eastern District of North Carolina part of the federal court system. Furthermore, we have been handling chemical exposure cases involving cancer for more than 25 years, since 1996.
As such, we are well-positioned and well-qualified to handle your Camp Lejeune cancer claim here in the North Carolina federal court specified by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.
Words of Caution: “Do Not Let Anyone Rush You”
Beware and understand why it is that some law firms will urge you to sign their Contract of Representation the very same day you contact them, or the next day, and before you ever have had the opportunity to speak with an attorney or lawyer at their law firm.
The reason why law firms often use this “rush” tactic is simple:
- These pushy law firms are trying to lock up your case — because (and they don’t tell you this) once you sign a Contact with that law firm no other attorney or lawyer is allowed, according to legal ethics rules, to discuss with you how they would handle your Camp Lejeune case.
This rush tactic certainly helps build up “business” for that particular law firm — but it is not in your best interest to rush when deciding what lawyer you want to handle your Camp Lejeune case.
At the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb, the timing of when we send out our Contract of Representation is guided by three mutually beneficial ideas:
- A potential client should be allowed the time needed in order to get to know more about us;
- It is important that we do the work that is necessary to learn the facts of your Camp Lejeune case; and,
- This process should happen before we commit to each other, as client and attorney, for the handling of your case with a signed Contract.
Attorney Tom Lamb responds directly to each Camp Lejeune Case Evaluation form submitted online, and he will always get on the phone to speak with a person when they call about their possible Camp Lejeune case.
In contrast, it is a regular occurrence for people who contact law firms about their Camp Lejeune case to initially get no further than an “intake person” or, perhaps, a paralegal — but certainly not have an experienced North Carolina lawyer consider their Camp Lejeune case in the first instance.
Overall, we believe, it’s how we work that distinguishes us.
We encourage you to submit a Camp Lejeune Cancer Case Evaluation Form online – it is free, confidential, and there’s no obligation.
Note: This Case Evaluation Form can be used also for non-cancer medical conditions linked to the Camp Lejuene contaminated water.
Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible Camp Lejeune cancer claim. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions about your Camp Lejeune case based on his many years of experience handling chemical exposure cases that involve cancer.
More Information re: Camp Lejeune Cancer Cases
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Coverage Area Map (US Department of Veterans Affairs)