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Lawsuit Will Be Filed Over Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

The lawsuit will allege that regulations in place as early as 1963 prohibiting the contamination were not followed.

Overview of the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Overview of the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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(WINSTON/SALEM, N.C.) - The law offices of Anderson Pangia & Associates, PLLC (offices in Washington, D.C. and Winston Salem, North Carolina) and Smorto, Persio, Webb & McGill (of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania), will file on Monday July 6th a lawsuit arising from the toxic drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

The lawsuit alleges that the United States Government, through agents within the Department of Defense, knowingly exposed hundreds of thousands of Marines, sailors, their family members, and civilian employees to highly contaminated drinking water on the base at Camp Lejeune, while at the same time actively disseminating disinformation to those exposed in an effort to minimize the significance of the exposure.

The complaint, to be filed in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina, attaches numerous documentary exhibits in support of its allegations that the government knowingly, recklessly and/or negligently violated its own standards, rules and regulations by permitting the exposure to continue after the government was specifically warned the drinking water was "highly contaminated with . . . solvents!" and advised that "these appear[] to be at high levels and hence more important from a health standpoint. . . "

The lawsuit will allege that the Department of the Navy had regulations in place as early as 1963 which prohibited the contamination and which would have averted it had those regulations been obeyed; subsequently in 1974 the Commanding General of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina put in place additional regulations governing the proper disposal of the very same chemicals which were discovered later to be contaminating the drinking water; had these regulations been obeyed, the contamination likewise would have been prevented. This same 1974 base order declared these "organic solvents" to be hazardous, the lawsuit states.

Many scientists have called the drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune the worst in the nation's history. The contaminated drinking water was consumed by an estimated one million people.

The lawsuit will allege that exposure to the toxins caused numerous health problems including cancers, reproductive disorders and birth defects, among other maladies.

Joseph Anderson, Michael Pangia and Kevin Persio, the lawyers responsible for filing the suit, will answer questions of the media at a press conference to be held in front of the North Carolina State Capitol building, 1 East Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601 at 1:30 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2009. Call (336) 414-7958 for more information.

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Timothy Meade January 25, 2016 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

Myfather was in the marine corp and myself my 2brothers and my parents lived in Camp Lejeune from early 73-late 77.I HAD AVERY RARE DESEASE ND LOST MY RIGHT EYE.I HAVE HAD LOTS OF SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AS WELL. If someone could let me know how and what to do about the lawsuit and any info.Please contact me at 251-802-9197 or

Martin Griffith November 12, 2015 6:44 pm (Pacific time)

I was at Camp Johnson between April-June 1986 for school. Do I have anything to worry about? Please contact me at Any news will be appreciated.

Joy Smith October 17, 2015 12:18 pm (Pacific time)

My husband was station at Camp Lejeune from August 1971 till late 72 after returning from RVN. We lived in the wonderful base housing off Camp Geiger also know as silver city. My husbands health is very bad due to AO probably water from Lejeune also. I had my first child at the naval hospital on base. During my entire pregnancy I was told I was having twins all the way up till delivery. Well as it turned out I passed out instantly after the first boy was delivery.I was uncouncious for nearly 3 days and was told I only had one child (single birth).In the early seventies the husbands were not allowed on the labor or delivery floor he was finally able to see me on the 3rd day.He wanted to have our twin boys delivered to my room they brought in one child and said I had a single birth???? The bassinnet had a little blue card inserted at the top that said Smith (Twin Males).It has been 43 yrs. now and I still know I delivered twins!!!! I went home to Michigan with my one son two months later. My husband had to take emergency leave due to the fact I went into a coma with a temperature of 107. I made it through without any brain damage, the doctors took out my appendix did exploratory surgery and came to the conclussion I was poisoined from the water. The doctors wanted to do a hysterectomy on me at that time I was 19yrs old my sister put a stop to that due to the fact I wasn't able to make that decision and the Red Cross was working on getting my husband home(emergency leave). After that I had two miscarriages, then in Nov of 74 I gave birth to twin boys. (Yes, another set) I have been diagnosed with sclerodermia and CREST disease finally had to have a hysterectomy in 1987 had cancer on the inside lining of my uterus. My illnesses are long and continue which I'm sure will end my life sooner than later. Scheduled for surgery Wednesday have growths growing on my knees the list goes on for me also. My son has a neuropathy Guillian. Well now we can finally sign up for the Camp Lejuene Family care act.. What a joke that is ..1st... what I want is my (Twin Boy) that the hospital lied about!!! It was no single birth like they lead us to believe. 2nd.. Take care of my son(the twin that they acknoledged) he was affected by the water. 3rd take care of me I would like to have back pay for every year I have been deprived for not knowing the truth abouth the birth of my first set of twins(1972) and all my medical conditions since then. This has been an emotional roller coaster making people jump through hoops when the government know what they did..

Olympia Gibson October 8, 2015 12:08 pm (Pacific time)

My father was stationed in Lejune. We stayed on TT for about 4 years. 1980-1984. I've had so many medical conditions which caused a lot of surgeries!! My dad now is undergoing a lot of medical illnesses as well!! How can we file a claim???

kristie barksdale February 14, 2015 4:08 am (Pacific time)

I wasn't there, but I did come across this while trying to research my problems from drinking contaminated water. I am 32 and just found out I have severe diverticulitis. In October 2014 my family got really sick and found out our water was contaminated with e coli and Coliform. Thanks for all the info from peoples comments

C Sewell January 14, 2015 9:55 pm (Pacific time)

Civilian employee at CLNC 74-78. A number of health issues on the "15" list but 2008, non-hodgkins lymphoma. i have not been able to find any info on someone representing them. All the numbers I call give me a run around. Any suggestions?

B Richford January 9, 2015 8:14 am (Pacific time)

Deanna on the West Coast I can relate to that. I have stuggled with work history for many years since I left the USMC in 1973. My last year I was stationed at Force Troops and was a brigg chaser through out the base. I also worked as a main side switchboard operator and spent alot of time training in many areas of the base. I was trying to gather orders from the Marine Corps with no luck. It is frustrating and adressing issues around social awkwardness, anxiety and motivational issues is another struggle. Your not alone, keep pushing forward. Marines never give up!

Deanna Nazarchuk January 1, 2015 3:01 pm (Pacific time)

I lived at Camp Lejeune when I was 8 and 9 years old. Many years ago I had pinpointed it was shortly after I changed, I became socially awkward, lethargic, as I grew older severly depressed, with anxiety, and NO motivation. I just thought I was lazy and weird. At this age, could this contaminated water caused my life to change, my brother also changed, but in different ways. My eamil address is I've had a lot of pain that can't be explained, I just want to live and be there for people, I'm so socially withdrawn I can't have normal life. I fake it when I work, but it's getting harder, now my parents and brother need me, and I can barely work myself. Has anyone had or know of others with similar circumstances? thank you !!!!

eddie December 29, 2014 12:41 pm (Pacific time)

was camp Geiger included iwas there 3 months in 1963

eddie December 29, 2014 12:39 pm (Pacific time)

was camp Geiger included iwas there 3 months in 1963

L/Cpl Jodie Robbins December 28, 2014 7:29 pm (Pacific time)

Hello what kind of action is being done about this matter? please bring me up to speed. i can be reach at 251-753-9271 or if i need to file any paper work let me know i was at the base in 1974 and again from 1976 to 1977.

Ken Keefer September 2, 2014 1:16 pm (Pacific time)

Email address. I was stationed at Camp Lejeune from July 1982 to July 1984 I was Naval personnel station with the Marine Corps second FSS GE fleet for fleet Marine force I lived on base I was single and live in the barracks if you could contact me please contact me my number is 904-655-2456

Sean Bey April 18, 2014 2:48 pm (Pacific time)

My name is Sean Bey, and I was a marine stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1986-1990 who frequented base housing at Tawara Terrace. I was diagnosed with Neurosarcoidosis in 1997; however, I experienced mini seizures three years before my diagnosis. The Neurosarcoidosis has an effect me this very day i.e. drop foot, nerve damage, right leg weakness. I have applied for compensation three times from the VA and was denied because I did not have sufficient evidence, and my neurologist does not want to confirm that the water was the cause for my debilitating disease.
You can reach me at:

I sent an email to you Sean, glad we're in touch now1

Tim King

latricia banks March 5, 2014 2:33 am (Pacific time)

My father name is tim banks he was telling me about this he was a marine there an after he came home I was born I havevha chest pains since I was 5 I have had cancer twice Im not sure but thanks

Write to me at and I will send info to you,  Also please see this current report: Defending Veterans' Rights - Derrick Storms, Esq. for

Misty September 23, 2013 6:38 am (Pacific time)

Hello, I was a child that lived at Tarawa Terrace, I wanted to say thank you for the support that you are showing in this matter. I have had multiple health issues and some that I have been enduring for a minimum of over 33 years. I think that what needs to be addressed is the fact that with medical records that date back to before this issue was brought to life, is the fact that no medical records specifically state that during the timeframe of initial medical onset, it was contributed to contaminated water, because it was not a public fact. I know for me, doctors were baffled and didn't know what could have created my conditions or the severity at such an early age and with no family history. I think this needs to be brought to the governments attention. Thank you.

Anonymous August 30, 2013 7:49 pm (Pacific time)

Hi Christian here Nov of 1970 Forgot to include my e-mail

Christian August 30, 2013 7:46 pm (Pacific time)

I'm 42 years old and was born @ Camp Lejeune Nov. of 1970 and have been plagued with health problems my entire life. I suffer from an under active thyroid disorder. My doctor thinks I may be developing a goiter, I do not have insurance so I cannot have the proper tests done that I need to determine whether or not the goiter is developing. Or if it is turning into cancer. Also: I suffer from immune deficiencies sinusitis and re-occurring sinus polyps. stomach and intestinal problems, I have had 2 sinus polyp-ectomy surgeries and counting, (they are coming back again) labrynthitis, (an inner ear issue that causes ocasional but severe dizyness and verdigo) shingles, gout, CFS, degenerative disk disorder, hernia, short term memory loss, vision problems, tennonitis (Ringing in the ears) and more. My Father was the Marine based at the camp he developed lung cancer. My mother developed severe heart disease and had a quadruple bypass. How do I become attached to the class action law suit i'm tierd of suffering and worry about my children if something should happen to me. Thanks Christian

scott August 27, 2013 3:01 am (Pacific time)

Hi, stationed at camp Lejeune 86-87 camp horno. started having seizures in 1990 or 91 doctors still don't know why I am having them ??

Paul Albright June 17, 2013 11:46 am (Pacific time)

I was at Camp Johnson between June-Aug 1985 for school. Do I have anything to worry about? Please contact me at Any news will be appreciated. SEMPER FI


In 1985 several wells were closed at Camp Lejeune, it is the same time that El Toro's wells were discovered to be contaminated.  Unfortunately it sounds like you were there when the problems were still highly active.  I also sent you an email.

Anonymous March 20, 2013 6:13 pm (Pacific time)

The Centers for Disease Control has a very impressive logitudinal study on this matter, and essentially all listed health issues, just like the blue water navy personnel trying to get AO coverage (they were formally denied comp. last week), nothing is over average incident levels found in the general population. If they were, major law firms would be pursuing the matter. I would just start eating more greens, get more exercise and feel lucky that you live in a country that will help you if you are deserving of that help.

Robin Johnson March 20, 2013 1:49 pm (Pacific time)

I was married to a US marine and we moved to base housing Tawara Terrace.When I got pregnant with twins we moved to base housing on Camp Lejuene. I had surgery after my delivery and had a mild infarction. I was told that the surgery went well except for that happening on the operating table. I later moved from Camp Lejuene and had a heart related episode which was called idiopathic cardiomyopathy (heart attack from an unknown orgin). I was there when the water was contaminated for about 5yrs, 1987-19921..How do I apply for that class action suit.

Editor: Hi, I am surprised to see one comment after another today on this article.  This attorney, from what I recall, was quickly overwhelmed with contact over this, but your comments today show the need and interest, all of you are welcome to write to me at and that way you can be in my email file in case news arises.

News Editor March 20, 2013 11:29 am (Pacific time)

I wish I had more direct information to offer all of you.  First, everyone should feel free to write to me directly,, this makes reaching you a more fluid process.  Also, remember that Bob O'Dowd and I have written a book about the contamination of El Toro and Camp Lejeune (BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Upon AmazonIf you don't want to buy it from Kindle let me know and we will hook you up with a free version.

paul f kappler March 20, 2013 11:18 am (Pacific time)

lived at Camp lejune Sept.53 to Aug.56 Saw what water did to our pot's and pan's.They were eatten away in less than 6 months.Have had cncer twice.

Brian McAllister March 20, 2013 10:56 am (Pacific time)

I was stationed on Camp Johnson for 6 months, 1985-86. I'd be grateful for any information. First time hearing about this.

tseed March 15, 2013 1:06 pm (Pacific time)

lived in midway park 57,58 was a dependent lived in tarawa terr 62, 63,64 as a dependent my daughter has cancer lukemia contact me

Marcus Coleman March 15, 2013 8:29 am (Pacific time)

Was stationed at II MAF Camp Lejeune from "86" to "88". Had major ecezema (skin) problems since I left and first diagnosed in "87". Not sure of future problems, hopefully, I don't have prostate issues that I know of but could be age too. Unable to have children ... could the toxicity cause sterilization? Already denied by VA for disability for skin problem. Can be reached at "

Kenneth Cameron December 17, 2012 7:08 am (Pacific time)

I was there from 1986 until 1989. While ther i was diagnosised with kidney disease. Had a transplant in 1991.

Editor Semper fi Kenneth, feel free to drop me a line at so that you can be in our file, in case we ever have important info, in theory I could send it out, thanks!

Tim Bailey December 7, 2012 7:54 am (Pacific time)

I was station at Camp Lejeune and lived on base housing during 1976 thru 1978. My son was born with a cleft palate. This saddens me to think nothing was done with the drinking water to prevent this from happening. Anyone with this similiar birth defect please reach me at

donna October 9, 2012 8:36 am (Pacific time)

I got married there got pregnant there and had a child there who has a physical defect she's had to live with all these years which has made her feel less of a woman i always felt it was my fault but could never understand what i couldve done no one one either side of the families has had any defect problems

Harry Beasley Sr September 26, 2012 7:32 am (Pacific time)

Not Only Did I live there around 1967 to 1969 as a Child with My Uncle Who was stationed there But I also joined the Marines and was statined there in 1972 and finally when I got out i went to work for Civil service and got a job on Base as a Class A Electrician and worked at the NAVAL Hospital during 1985 to 1988....Now heres the kicker....They finally awarded Me 100% Service-connected Disabled which is GREAT but the BAD Part is they only started it from JUNE 2010???? Thats BULL!!! that was only back-dating it for a yr and a half??? This is MY LIFE We are talking about VERY DIS-SATISFIED with only backdating it for a yr and a half...What about ALL the Yrs in Pain and suffering PLUS FUTURE yrs of pain and suffering and NOT even counting Shortning My Life???? Thats NOT fair at ALL Sincerely Harry Beasley Sr Dade City,Fl

RBullock September 24, 2012 3:55 am (Pacific time)

my father was stationed at MCB C.L. from 1974 to 1981. he has since passed away from an unknown illness that still has been undetermined? my mother who also lived there with my father during those years suffered through multiple miscarriages, heart, and other health issues. where can we go to find more info on this lawsuit and further medical treatment due to the contamination? thank you and you can email me at:

Gwendolyn White Coker September 17, 2012 4:49 pm (Pacific time)

Coporal Michael Coker of Court House Bay, Amphibious Assault Battalion and I live in Base Housing in Midway Park Jacksonville, and soon after our twins birth three days later they had broncular pnuemonia, and my twins one has been diagnose with learning disabilities, and the other with Pervasive Developmental Behavioral Disorders, and Moderate to Severe Retardation, Psychosis and both twins are 32 years old. The twin with learning disabilites ended up dropping school, she had been is special classes up to 8th grade, and finally mainstreamed with Resource classes, and even now the other twin has been in and out of hospitals for her condition, and she has been on SSI since 1981, my twins were borned 11/06/70 at Naval Reginal Hospital by a Naval officer at Camp LeJuene main side, but unfortunately my husband and I have been separated for nineteen years and about four or five months ago he filed for a devorce, my email address to contact me is if you are a lawyer that can help, I am also on SSI.

Anonymous September 15, 2012 6:55 pm (Pacific time)

i am thirty seven years old. My Aunt Wanda and Uncle Todd were stationed at camp lejeune in 1982-1985. My eldest sister and I stayed some summers there. My Aunt Wanda died in 1995 for heart problems. My sister Shawn died in April of this year from extremely aggresive breast cancer that went from stage1 to stage4 in two years. They both died before the age of fifty. I want justice!

Tim King: You are entitled to it!  Let's keep pushing this thing, there is already great relief underway and Jerry and others who have poured their hearts into this fight are doing it for you, so sorry to hear of your losses!

m t akins August 9, 2012 4:01 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed there from 73 to 77. I stayed sick the whole time with different ailments. I was even told to start smoking or else I was be put out of the corp on a medical discharge. I still don't know what to do about this.

Tim King: Please feel free to write to me and I am happy to connect you with people and share what we know:

Semper fi and thanks for writing.

Chris July 31, 2012 11:12 pm (Pacific time)

I was born at Camp LeJeune in August of 1974 and had open heart surgery to correct a partial anamolous venous return, a very rare congenital birth defect.

keith July 21, 2012 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed there 79 to 82.started having dizzy spells and seizures,but did not know because Ihad them while sleeping alone.well,on the job driving a big rig,got dizzy crashed,and had full blown siezures for 7 years.if anyone can help email me

Mike Stewart June 6, 2012 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed in Lejeune in 1981,I have shortness of breathe stomach dissorders and My wife and I also lost a baby late term due to birth defect.

Donna Bresette June 2, 2012 3:05 pm (Pacific time)

My family was stationed there 3 time in that time period. I had a spot on my left leg and had it taken of at Great Lakes Naval Hospital when I was a sophomore in H.S. They took a small lump out on Monday and on Wednesday I was in the hospital getting ready for surgery. They took an inch around and an inch deep in my thigh and I have a 4 to 5 inch scar. When I was 21 I got a report of the surgery for my surgeon and he said that I was very lucky the got it when they did. My sister has already been contacted by the EPA as she is battling Stage 4 breast cancer and my mother died at the age of 52 of luekemia and I have 3 uncles and cousins who were stationed there who all have cancer. E-mail`

Editor: Thanks for letting us know, I will send you an email.

Michelle May 29, 2012 5:41 pm (Pacific time)

My family lived at Camp Lejune in 1973-75. Lived at Tarawa in which my dad has been seeing the doctor for rashes. We would like to talk to the lawyer and join in the lawsuit. Please contact us at

Sean Cornell Bey May 28, 2012 8:02 pm (Pacific time)

May 28, 2012 10:42 pm (Eastern Time)
I was stationed at Camp Lejeune 1/1987-10/1990, and in 1997 I was diagnosed with Neurosarcoidosis. I have had grand mal seizures for seven (7) years and developed osteoprosis because I was on high dosages of Prednisone. I am know down to 5mg of Prednisone and cannot go any lower because if I do the Neurosarcoidosis will kick back in. I know this because two years ago I tried to wean myself down to 2.5 mg's (under doctor's supervision), and my legs began to stiffen, forcing me to use a wheel chair for three months. Then a walker and back to a cane. I sent information to a few lawyers about the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and no one has contacted me.

Editor:  If you have not written to our newsroom, please do, we have a long list of survivors and will pass information along if we have your contact info:  Just drop a line to:

Victor Malafronte May 1, 2012 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1963 to 1967. My military medical record consists of chronic headaches, body rash and lumps on my wrists. My chronic headaches started in the USMC due to the toxic water exposure and continue to this day. My headaches for the pasted 45 years are debilitating, nearly 3-4 per day. I have to go to bed after taking 6 of my Fiorinal with codeine medication. I have been subscribed 12 different medications for my headaches. I was on social security disability from 1991 to 2000 for my headaches. I am currently on SSD again for chronic headaches since 5/2008. I am unable to work. I want to be listed on the class action law suit for the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. I have copies of my extensive medical records dating back to 1990. Thank you. Victor Malafronte. (Cell: 760-214-3499) (Email:

Ronald Williams April 26, 2012 7:18 am (Pacific time)

I have tried to contact an attorney concerning this lawsuit with no response. I have several health issues and have had one daughter to die and a son who lost his kidney at age 19. Please anyone who has information on how to become part of this class action lawsuit contact me at

Editor: Ronald, I think I will write an 'all call' for attorneys, I have a lot of people asking this question, I will try to get an alert to you when we publish this.

Wanda Harber April 13, 2012 10:17 pm (Pacific time)

My husband was at Camp Geiger in 1969 and has battled leukemia including bone marrow transplant.

William Harrold March 27, 2012 10:06 am (Pacific time)

I was at the base from 1978-1980 I have suffered many health problems from diverticulitis to severe cronic depression as well as arthritis problems contact at

Bill Ward March 27, 2012 9:45 am (Pacific time)

I was a corpsman at the hosp on the base from 1978-1980 I have had many health problems from neurological problems ,rashes ,arthritis and diverticulitis we need HELP

Bill Ward March 26, 2012 6:59 pm (Pacific time)

I was at the hosp. as a corpsman from 1978-1980 I've had alot of health problems that began shortly after i left and continue thru today we need help

Jessica Otwell March 25, 2012 11:36 pm (Pacific time)

I was Born at Camp Le June Aug. 1984, My Father was a marine stationed there between 83 to 85. I have had numerous skin disorders and other problems. My Mother and my brother aslo suffer these same coinsidences! Please help

Tonda Reed January 27, 2012 2:43 pm (Pacific time)

My family and I lived at Tarawa Terrace I where reports stated that Tarawa Terrace was the worse contaminated area! I'm outraged because to this day I struggle coping with my son's health condition from the posibile affect brought on from the contaminated water at Camp Lejune. I want to be apart. I can be contacted at: Thank you.

ssgt. JIMMY L. JONES January 8, 2012 2:20 pm (Pacific time)

I WAS STATIONED AT CAMP LEJEUNE FROM 1979-1988 AND I KNOW FOR A FACT I WERE EXPOSED TO AND DRANK THAT CONTAMINATED WATER AND CHEMICALS BACK THEN. I FEEL THE ONLY WAY WE marines are going to get any help is if we come together and put pressure on the government, the marine corps, navy and the veteran administration. VYF 39

Greg Jenkinson December 25, 2011 8:56 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed at Le Juene and El Toro and now have lung cancer,probably copd and emphesema. Please contact me on joining lawsuit with contact imformation @

Lisa Kraus December 10, 2011 10:03 pm (Pacific time)

I have numerous health issues, including cancer. I lived at MCAS from 1979-1987. Please contact me @

Victor Dixon November 5, 2011 7:07 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed at New River Air station right in back of Lejeune 1981 . I been having health issues ranging from kidney,liver,memory lost,and vision rapidly going bad, should I suspect this could be because of the water I drank and bathed inwhile stationed on the East Coast And there are a lot of Marines and service people not aware of the conditions we were exposed to . can something be posted on Facebook are classmates ,seems like a lot of folks are into those 2 sites thes days

Marvin Wright September 7, 2011 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

I was there from 88 to 93.  Having numerous health issues now.  please contact me at for more info on this lawsuit.

amber September 2, 2011 1:29 pm (Pacific time)

My father was in the marines for 3 years and recently passed away from various different things and i think it could of been from the water contamination...if there is anyone who can help or talk to someone in charge of the lawsuit please email me at

DAVIS September 2, 2011 12:09 am (Pacific time)


Brenna September 1, 2011 2:12 pm (Pacific time)

my father was stationed there between 1969 - 1984, he has serious helth problems. please contact me at thank you

Brian Klemm August 18, 2011 1:13 pm (Pacific time)

I was born at Camp lejeune May 8th 1974 with hole in my heart had to have open heart surgery lost partial moter skills which have never develeped. Contact me at or 260 - 310 - 0527 Thank You.

Jodie Robbins July 3, 2011 1:34 pm (Pacific time)

To the Editor. Thank you for all you are doning. But we need a answer soon on this matter. Many Mariners are dieing and this matter is still there. This Law frim needs to get more lawyers on board to help before time runs out.

Teresa Ward June 15, 2011 10:08 am (Pacific time)

My husband was stationed there from 1965 until 1969. He has numerous health conditions and our oldest daughter was born there in 1966 and she has a lot of health issues. What do I need to do to find out on all of this. We lived in Knox Trailer Park next door to Tarawa Terrace

Jodie Robbins May 10, 2011 4:33 pm (Pacific time)

I have tryed time and time again to talk to the law firm about this. Have not been able to make any contact. Is there another way to make contact with anyone on this matter. for some time is running out fast.

Editor: Jodie, I only spoke to the attorney once, and I knew he was overloaded, but agreed to talk to new clients.  Things certainly could have changed.  I will try to get organized and write a story asking for attorneys to raise their hands and become involved.  Thanks.

Ms Martin April 30, 2011 6:57 pm (Pacific time)

Hello, I'm 21 years old and have had leukemia since I was born here in Jacksonville, NC which is the town most people live in if they work on Camp Lejeune, such as my parents. If possible could someone contact me with a little more information on this class action law suite?

c waide April 17, 2011 8:05 am (Pacific time)

im 35 my father was stationed there in the early 70s my mother was there during her prenancy and i lived there from infancy till around 2 or 3 i had a hyterectomy at 27 renal cancer at 32 lung nodles and a pacreatic tumor what are my rights contact me

christina waide April 17, 2011 7:57 am (Pacific time)

i am 35 my father was stationed there in the early 70s my mother was pregnant with me at the time i lived there till i was about 2 mabe 3 i had a hysterectomy at 27 stage 2 renal cancer at 32 lung nudles and a pancratic mass what are my rights

D Rich March 30, 2011 4:52 am (Pacific time)

Is this a class action law suite and how do I include my family members? We lived in Tarawa Terrace in 70-72. Dad was a very healthy man up until the last 10 years of his life he suffered from a terminal lung disease, had a pace maker and heart disease, many cancers of the skin resulting in removal of large portions of his ear, forhead, arms, nose. He suffered from the lung disease until a sudden rupture of his bowel which he died from. My mom has had a large portion of her bowel removed and skin cancer. I have had severe depression for many years, bowel problems, precancer skin removed. Thank you for anwers you may have on how to proceed.

L/Cpl Jodie Robbins February 26, 2011 12:45 pm (Pacific time)

I was Station at camp Lrjeune From 1974 to 1976 Have some health problems, need to know who i need to talk to. I can be reach at 251-635-6485 I was in 2nd Eng. Baltalion, 2nd marine Div.2nd Dsg, FmF. Main Side

Terri Cook February 7, 2011 8:36 am (Pacific time)

Please contact me concerning the lawsuit. My family and I lived in Tarawa Terrace II in the 60's and 70's. I have questions and concerns about health issues. Thanks.

LaShunda Monk January 22, 2011 7:56 pm (Pacific time)

My father was stationed at camp lejune and I have been having medical problems since I was nine years old. can you please contact me at ...

Editor: LaShunda, I have emailed you and I suspect you did not want your email published, so I have removed that part, thanks.

R.COTTINGHAM January 16, 2011 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

I was there 84 to 88,india co.My son two kids were born with defects,and I asked the V.A. about my family and a connection to the water at Camp Lejuene, nothing. Can a lawyer please contact me,

Christina January 2, 2011 9:06 am (Pacific time)

Lives in midway park in 86' it was off base housing across the street from base. I have a lot of stomach medical issues could this be related to the water? please any help would be great

peter davis sr December 27, 2010 5:28 pm (Pacific time)

yup another Marine - served 1980 -1984 lived at Tarawa Terrace 2885 Hagaru Drive from 3-1983 till 8-1984 with wife and son born 4-1984 unreal - I have read most of the information on this water issue - The Marines - under the direct supervission of the Navy were neglegent in the entire issue - they need to be held responsible - as we were as enlisted Marines I would like to be involved in a class action suit my son and I have severe medical issues I beleive could be related to the toxins that were fed to us in the drinking water. Peter L Davis 152 terrane ridge Peachtree City, Ga 30269

philmore watford December 23, 2010 4:57 am (Pacific time)


Jim Willis December 8, 2010 2:14 pm (Pacific time)

I was there from 1967 to 1968 for trainning. I have lung cancer. . Could that be a reason. How do I sign up for this lawsuit contactme at

David Appel October 29, 2010 1:29 pm (Pacific time)

My brother-in-law, Fred Messer was stationed at Camp Lejeune in 76-78. Unfortunately, Fred passed away at Christmas time in 2008, leaving a young wife and a 5 year old daughter. Fred had cancer of the kidney. What a shame!

lester howell October 21, 2010 9:27 am (Pacific time)

i was stationed there in 72-74 at the camp lejeaune base,and like many others who became ill,i was in good shape and very active til a year ago i dont smoke or drink i came down with a very serious acute respiratory problems i have had the problems shortly after i was discharged from the marine corps but jusr recently it has sky rocketed,i see doctors after doctor and jumpin from va medical center to another JUST TO HAVE THEM SAY THEY CANT FIND NOTHIN WRONG,AND WHEN MENTIONED ABOUT THIS WATER CONTAMINATION THING THEY TOLD ME IT DONT EXCIST MMM FUNNY ISNT IT!!!!!

Tammy Miller September 21, 2010 8:57 am (Pacific time)

I was stationed there on & of form 1986 - 1991 and have gone through stomach problems for the last 10 years or so.  After reading some of these stories - you wonder how many other things have been "covered" up.  Is a dollar really more important than a human life ?

Editor: Thanks for your comment, is always here to help Marines as we have been doing for years, all Marines from Lejeune and El Toro should email our newsroom and reach out.  Some day there could be very positive developments and we will never let our guard down on this. 

Barry John McDonald August 10, 2010 7:43 pm (Pacific time)

I waS born at camp lejeune on April 12, 1974. I have lived a normal life until a few years ago and have realized some abnormal renal issues that my doctors say will limit my lifespan...unfortunately. Iron in my blood, damage to my kidneys and liver among other issues will be my demise. Being a man of above average health I found this troubling and my father sent me some information that was more than troubling. My legs bleed my hands have blisters and bleed, my Docs tell me that my expectancy is short.....I am disapointed but happy to find the cause of my issues...Originally the docs said it was hereditary, but no one in my family has ever had such a situation...I give blood because these hereditery situations are usually handled by giving blood (high Iron). my iron is out of control, blood pressure out of control, legs and hands bleeding out of control, I'm 36 and dying form this situation. I hope you all hold the responsible parties accountable....

JAMES C. WOODALL August 9, 2010 6:45 pm (Pacific time)


Brig August 2, 2010 2:34 pm (Pacific time)

My mother was pregnant with me in 1966-1967 and was stationed at Lejune. I was born with major medical problems (2 months premie, severe asthma, bronchitis, allergies, calcified tumors in my lymphatic system (all over)and seizures that they could never find the reason behind them. Please email me info:

Charles Ralls July 25, 2010 10:22 pm (Pacific time)

There were several member of my family stationed at Camp lejeune from 1970 through 1989. We lived at the Tarawa Terrace base housing. Contact me at

Dylan Dail July 16, 2010 6:56 pm (Pacific time)

Stationed on Lejeune from 07 to present. Our daughter was premature and only weighed 1lb 10oz. She has several medical complications due to this. Is the water still contaminated?

Angela June 27, 2010 9:50 pm (Pacific time)

My parents were stationed there, my sister and I have many serious medical conditions please contact me asap

Wilson Gonzalez June 21, 2010 10:29 am (Pacific time)

Stationed there 74-75 Contact me at for further info

Luis R. Morales June 14, 2010 4:35 pm (Pacific time)

Was stationed @ Lejuene from 72 - 75. Contact me for any personal info.

Daniel W. Rader Jr. June 1, 2010 11:21 am (Pacific time)

I received a letter from the Marine Corps about me living there. I lived in base housing, Midway Park with my wife and son from 1978 - 1982. or

LOVE,LAMUR May 11, 2010 1:22 pm (Pacific time)

My husband was born in 1972 in Camp Lejeune and was born with a heart defect he's had several heart attacks starting at the age 14. He needs to know how to sign a patition to this law suit you can email me at

Robert Taylor Sr. May 1, 2010 7:39 am (Pacific time)

Was stationed at Lejeune from 1972-73 just self,With Family wife two children 1976-1977 TT1, with Family wife two children 1981-1983 TT1. In 1982 I sarted to have Nero problems and my career was cut shot because of this, I was seen by a Navy Doctor and told that I was having anziety attack. I went to a Civilian Doctor in Philadelphia Pa.and was diagnosed with a Nero.problem which started at Camp Lejeune and I have been told by my Nero Doctor that these Chemicals can cause my problem.

Anonymous April 20, 2010 12:05 pm (Pacific time)

willie copeland,i was there from 83-85,i suffer from severe gout.please contact me at

Cory Reed April 12, 2010 9:19 am (Pacific time)

My family and I was stationed at Camp Lejune from 1988 until 1999. We lived in Tarawa Terrace I housing where the water was stated to be the worst contaminated area. My wife suffered from a reproductive disorder causing her to have a hysterectomy, meaning that we can no longer have anymore childeren. We did have two children. They both were born with heart murmors. I will like to have my situation looked into for a possible case regarding this matter. Please e-mail me at: Thank you for your time.

ROBERT HASTY April 8, 2010 7:39 pm (Pacific time)

I was stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1957 to 1959 and had severe stomach problems during most of that time. I habe tried contacting (what I thought were the appropriate people). I guess not. What can I do to get someone to pay attention to me. I want to sue these idiots too. Two of my sons were also at Camp lejeune (Camp Geiger) during this time). You can contact me at: or 1-919-580-4045. Thank you.

Linda Smith April 1, 2010 2:56 pm (Pacific time)

My husband was stationed there from 1984 to 1988 and having some pretty serious health problems. I also had a miscarriage due to the fetus not growing back in 1999. He has registered with the ASTDR. Is there a class action lawsuit being filed at this time? Thank you for your reply.

dab March 30, 2010 7:35 am (Pacific time)

reading this storie makes me feel for my brother love David

Desmond O. Smith March 9, 2010 9:31 am (Pacific time)

I was there from 1974 to 1978 and for the past ten years I have developed numerous health problems. Please E-Mail at

William Nahmens March 2, 2010 1:45 pm (Pacific time)

Are former members of the Military allowed to be part of this class Action? I was the (almost continously) between 1974 and November of 1981 I lost a kidney due to cancer my email is

Tim King: William, as former military we are blocked from taking action against the government by the Ferris Doctrine.  Don't ever give up hope over it, there are VA decisions being made in the favor of Marines.   

C. Washington February 21, 2010 10:55 am (Pacific time)

I was stationed there from 1982-1984. But the question is does this include all of the water at the Base or just parts of it???

JD February 19, 2010 3:23 pm (Pacific time)

My father was there from 82-85, i was born without any bone structure in my left ear. Spent over $500,000 on 5 surgeries to have ribs removed so the problem would be fixed which to this day i still can not hear out of it. So, if anyone knows who to contact about the lawsuit please contact me.

YvoniaLewis February 8, 2010 9:07 am (Pacific time)

My complaint is base on my son Rontonio M.James who is permantly disabled which may be the cause of the contaminated water at camp lejeune.

kevin January 15, 2010 2:04 am (Pacific time)

i was there in 69,71,72 and suffer from several of the condictions published!

Shane Glaze January 13, 2010 4:30 pm (Pacific time)

I am the son of a deceased veteran. I must have been between 8-10 when I lived there. I was wondering if it could have caused my mother at 44 and my father at 51 the diseases that killed them. I there is anyone who I could talk to please contact me via e-mail Thank You Shane Glaze

Doug Novak -California October 26, 2009 8:39 pm (Pacific time)

I was station there in 1973. I now have CML - CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA in the Accelerated Phase, I was just diagnosed in Oct.2009

Tim King: Doug, please feel free to send me an email at <a href=""></a> I can hook you up with some people who are great resources regarding Lejeune. 


Doug Novak -California October 26, 2009 8:28 pm (Pacific time)

I was station there in 1973. I now have CML - CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA in the Accelerated Phase, I was just diagnosed in Oct.2009

larry akers October 25, 2009 2:05 pm (Pacific time)

was there 69-70-71-72 plenty of health problems brain tumors mass in chest many tumors removed ant to join lawsuit

Art October 2, 2009 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

I was there from 1982-1985. Who is handling the official class action lawsuit? please contact me at

Don Bryant September 15, 2009 10:46 am (Pacific time)

I was there 1970-1972; 1976-1978; and 1981 through 1983; I was ill often while living there, etiology unknown until recently I was diagnosed with RCC. Thanks for bringing this to our attention

JB July 2, 2009 8:30 pm (Pacific time)

I was there in 85 and 86 and being in the infantry I drank lot's of water.

Jim Davis, Veterans-For-Change July 2, 2009 2:22 pm (Pacific time)

Anyone interested in signing a petition to get Congressman Hinchey of NY to presnt to the floor the TCe/PCE Reduction Act of 2009, please E-Mail me at JDAVIS92840@SBCGLOBAL.NET

G/2-3; July 2, 2009 2:43 am (Pacific time)

was there in '66, after reading these articles I feel luckey to be alive today. Please continue airing this development. Any chance of declaring Rush Limbaugh a "toxic waste site" as well? The clean up would be massive.I couldn't help myself as the emperor wears no clothes.

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