30,000 Infant Deaths Are Being Attributed To Contaminated Camp Lejeune Tap Water
Living and working at Camp Lejeune North Carolina for more than 30-days may have doomed entire families to die prematurely from cancer
Monday, October 10, 2022 - Thousands of survivors of Marines or other family members who have died from cancer after drinking Camp Lejeune water have filed Camp Lejeune water lawsuits against the federal government seeking lump-sum monetary compensation. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows survivors to file lawsuits on behalf of their loved one who died from cancer after serving on the base. The US Navy, Marine Corps, and other military sources readily admit that drinking contaminated water from Camp Lejeune most likely caused any of a long list of types of Camp Lejeune water cancer to Marines and their family members. ForTheInjured.com wrote, "Two of eight water treatment facilities supplying water to the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina were contaminated with volatile organic compounds from 1957 through 1987. Those potentially at-risk for developing or illness as a result of the contamination include Marines, Sailors, their families, and civilian employees who were on base anytime between 1957 and 1985." Thousands of young military mothers-to-be drank tap water piped into their homes on the base from two contaminated water treatment facilities. The military admits that it only took 30-days for otherwise healthy US Marine men and women to develop cancer or another disease from drinking tap water. Imagine what the contaminants did to developing fetuses when mothers drank, bathed in, cooked with, or otherwise ingested the deadly water for the full nine months of pregnancy. Thousands of children from Camp Lejeune may have been born with cancer such as childhood leukemia. Estimates are that around 30,000 children have died from cancer they developed because of their mother drinking Camp Lejeune tap water while pregnant. Many died before their sixth birthday.
Pregnant women also suffered an abnormally high number of miscarriages, babies born stillborn, and those with severe, life-altering birth defects including cleft pallet and spinal disorders from drinking the water for a time while they were on the base. Cemeteries near Marine bases throughout the United States report that there are an alarmingly high number of graves in the local cemetery for children who died. According to LocalToday.news.com, the problem of children dying in large numbers near the bases was becoming apparent. "As early as the 1960s, Sally J. McLaughlin was struck by the growing number of headstones for stillborn babies burying her own little girl at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, a military cemetery in Hawaii. The bereaved mother visited baby Michelle's grave in 1967. The baby was stillborn a year earlier because it had a defect in the womb called anencephaly, which prevented all or part of the brain from developing. "When we visited Michelle's grave, it was just babies and babies and more babies and Sally was like, all these babies?'" remembers husband Thomas McLaughlin." McLaughlin's story has been more or less repeated by others, particularly those stationed at Camp Lejeune where the local cemetery has a division dedicated to infants who died called "Baby Heaven."