What exactly happened with the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
For decades, officials were aware of Camp Lejeune water contamination but never addressed the problem. From 1953 to 1987, service members, who lived, worked, or spent time on the base, cooked with, bathed in, and drank the contaminated water, which led many to suffer lifelong health complications or worse.
This contamination was due to the mismanaged runoff of multiple plants, storage tanks, and even a nearby dry cleaner. The affected water supply wells were not closed by the government until 1985. Until recently, disability claims for the consequences of this water contamination had been denied.
What toxins were in the water at Camp Lejeune?
Trichloroethylene (TCE), Perchloroethylene (PCE), Benzene, and Vinyl Chloride were all detected in the Camp Lejeune water supply. Multiple federal agencies identified all of these chemicals as cancer-causing or otherwise deadly.
What are the neurobehavioral effects of Camp Lejeune water contamination?
The term “neurobehavioral effects” refers to conditions related to the relationship between the action of the nervous system and behaviors.
Symptoms of neurobehavioral effects include headaches, lack of coordination, sensory disturbances, confusion, depression, tension, trouble concentrating, alterations in neurobehavioral testing that indicate deficits in attention, reaction time, visuomotor coordination, motor function, digit symbol, and contrast sensitivity. It also includes some learning or behavioral disorders.
How do I file a claim for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
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