We Are Currently Investigating Certain Cancers Associated With GenX Exposures In North Carolina
GenX exposures from water contamination can cause kidney cancers, testicular cancers, pancreatic cancers, liver cancers, and prostate cancers.
The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb in Wilmington, North Carolina has many years of experience representing people who have been injured by chemical exposures and toxic substances, or the families of those who have died. At the present time, we are investigating possible lawsuits for people who have had GenX exposures from water contamination and have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer.
At the present time there are various uncertainties surrounding these possible cancer cases due to GenX in drinking water:
- Does exposure to GenX in drinking water cause cancer?
- How much exposure to GenX is needed to cause cancer?
- How long after one is exposed to GenX could cancer develop?
- What specific types of cancer might GenX cause in humans?
Given the current situation, please understand that we are only investigating cases where a person was diagnosed in or after 2010 with one of the following cancers:
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
- Prostate cancer
In addition, during the period of time starting in 2009 up until the date of their cancer diagnosis, the person must have lived in Southeastern North Carolina (from Fayetteville to the coast) for at least one (1) year.
We encourage you to submit a GenX Cancer Case Review – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation. Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible GenX cancer case. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, or some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.
In a rush? You can use our Quick Contact Form now, and tell us more about your case when you have time later.
More Information About GenX Exposures
- Summary of Information: GenX Water Contamination In North Carolina
- GenX resources for Water Contamination In North Carolina
- Timeline: GenX Contamination of the Cape Fear River
- Timeline: GenX Study Results
- GenX Contamination of Fayetteville Well Water
Most Recent Article On This Topic
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Specifically, the so-called “PFAS CERCLA designation” applies to substances containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). This PFAS CERCLA designation becomes effective in early 2024, and it may benefit PFAS lawsuits filed in North Carolina for GenX cases involving certain cancers.
Generally, CERCLA establishes liability for all of the following entities:
- Current as well as former owners and operators of facilities where hazardous wastes were released or disposed of;
- Companies that generated and arranged the disposal or transportation of hazardous substances; and,
- Various transporters of hazardous substances.
As such, under the 2024 PFAS CERCLA designation by EPA, any entity that handles a designated PFAS product — not only PFAS product manufacturers — could become liable under CERCLA. Traditionally, this CERCLA legal liability would be for the recovery and remediation costs of PFAS releases or threatened releases into the environment.
However, given that the science of PFAS-related cancers has been developing and more personal injury lawsuits for cancer cases are likely to be filed, some legal commentators suggest that this new PFAS CERLCA designation may benefit plaintiffs in those PFAS lawsuits.[View article in full]
Our earlier articles about this GenX cancer situation:
- Five PFAS Chemicals Added to List of Regional Screening and Removal Management Levels by the EPA
- EPA to Require Chemical Companies to Test Toxicity of Products
- GenX Contamination May Be More Toxic Than EPA Initially Thought
- EPA Petitioned to Reconsider Requiring Chemours to Fund PFAS Testing
- New EPA Administrator Makes PFAS Contamination Issue A Priority
- Notice Violation Issued to Chemours After Failure to Properly Remove PFAS Contamination
- Additional PFAS Testing Petition Denied by the EPA
- PFAS Levels in Cape Fear Remain Largely the Same, Despite Emission Cuts
- PFAS Contamination of the Cape Fear Still An Issue
- Chemours’ PFAS Chemical Reduction Plans: Are They Enough?
- Where GenX and Other PFAS Chemicals are Recently Being Detected
- GenX and Other PFAS Chemicals Found at High Levels
- GenX Levels in Water: Is the Cape Fear River Region Still at Risk?
- UNCW Researchers Identify GenX in Rainwater and Sediment from the Cape Fear River
- Is the NC Senate’s GenX Bill Sufficient to Address GenX Contamination?
- Judge Consolidates Five Existing GenX Contamination Lawsuits
- New Hanover County Residents Tested for GenX Exposure in New Study
- Chemours Ordered to Capture Additional GenX Wastewater by DEQ
- DuPont and Chemours Sued by CFPUA for Environmental Law Violations
- Chemours Claims Unfair Treatment by DEQ
- High Levels of GenX Found in Groundwater at Fayetteville Works Plant
- Recent GenX Regulatory Action: August 2017