Camp Lejeune Birth Defect Average Case Value – Lawsuit
What Happened at Camp Lejeune in Regards to Toxic Chemical Exposures on Humans?
People who were at Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic chemicals that might have later caused them birth defects. This chemical waste exposure is in relation to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where many chemicals were leaked into the groundwater, including:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
- Vinyl chloride (VC) and benzene
If you were living or working at Camp Lejeune as a pregnant woman during the time of the leaks, then your unborn child may have suffered birth defects resulting from this chemical exposure.
How Can the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Help Settlement of Claims from Camp Lejeune for Birth Defects?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows anyone who lived or worked at the base from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days, exposed to the contaminated water and suffered injuries, to file a claim against the U.S. government. You are permitted to file a claim in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Northern Carolina to recover damages and personal injuries from exposure to hazardous chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1985.
How Will There Be Protection for the Children Who Lived with Parents Stationed at Camp Lejeune?
Women who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to hazardous conditions, which effected birth defects on their unborn children. If this is the case for you, it is possible that you can bring a lawsuit to recoup the recovery compensation that you are due, based on being exposed to toxins at Camp Lejeune military base.
What Is the Protection Today for the Unborn Children of Mothers Who Were Pregnant at Camp Lejeune?
If you are or were injured by developing a birth defect from living at Camp Lejeune, you are in the position to bring a lawsuit today based on the merits of that claim.
Why Are Hazardous Chemicals Harmful to Pregnant Women?
Clinical studies show that PCE, TCE and VCs are extremely harmful to pregnant women. These solvents and chemicals can risk abnormal functions of the placenta, and result in a deformity of the fetus before the birth. The chemical substances go into direct contact with the mother’s blood to the fetus, and will metabolize to cause a birth defect in the unborn child from toxin exposures in the environment. Generally, the birth defects for pregnant women from exposure to toxins, will occur when the hazardous substances produce abnormalities in the placenta. These abnormalities prevent nutrients and life-giving proper gas exchanges to the cells from the mother’s bloodstream, to reach the growing and developing baby. The birth outcomes that will be detrimental from the exposure to dangerous chemicals from Camp Lejeune can include:
- Restricted fetal growth
- Preterm birth
- Placental abnormalities
- Placental insufficiencies
- Cytotrophoblast dysfunction
- Inflammatory issues
- Issues with placental nutrient and waste exchanges
When VCs get into the groundwater, soil and soil gas, studies have shown that there is a marked increase in the birth defects of women exposed to these soil contaminations that go into the nearby wells and drinking water resources for the area. The women can experience possible cardiac defects, as well as restriction for the growth of the fetus, as a result of exposures to toxins from Camp Lejeune.
How Were Pregnant Women Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals at Camp Lejeune?
Exposure of pregnant women to VCs, TCE and PCE can trigger birth defects related to congenital heart defects. Studies show that the heart defects can be characterized by problems including:
- Heart valve defects
- Aorta and pulmonary artery defects
- Transposition of major arteries
- Atria and ventricular chamber defects
- Septa defects (atrial, ventricular and atrioventricular)
If this has happened to you, and are in the category of victims who were poisoned at Camp Lejeune and have a birth defect as a result of that toxic exposure, then you certainly need to call us right now. We will go over your case with you, and review your claims for personal injuries from Camp Lejeune.
What Is the ATSDR and How Does It Help Identify Chemical Hazards at Camp Lejeune?
There are federal agencies that regulate the hazards at Camp Lejeune. This makes the military base safe for everyone who lives, works and visits the military base and surrounding regions. If There are any toxins in the air or ground, then these agencies have to work with the military base to remove these types of hazards to protect human health. In this case, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry or the ATSDR notes that children, pregnant women and all workers at the Military Base at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals from the base. Research shows that hazardous chemicals were present at Camp Lejeune, in the form of soil and groundwater contamination. There was also indoor air contamination of chemicals that were airborne in the offices and other building structures within that facility.
People are now affected and sick with many different types of diseases, based on this dangerous and hazardous exposure to TCE and PCE. TCE and PCE are chemicals that are used usually in the manufacturing process. The chemicals related to TCE are nonflammable, colorless and liquid used to remove grease from metal parts, are in adhesives and paint removers. The PCE chemicals are also nonflammable and are used in the dry-cleaning process to remove grease as well. PCE can sometimes be called perchloroethylene or PERC.
How Do TCE, PCE and VCs Make People Sick?
These chemicals are highly dangerous and hazardous to be exposed to in the environment. They are toxic by nature, and not meant to be ingested or swallowed by humans from drinking water in contaminated soils.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for Acquiring a Personal Injury from Camp Lejeune?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. You will have two years to file your case regarding acquiring a personal injury disease from Camp Lejeune. You will not want to wait until this statute runs dry. You could give us a call this afternoon, which will start the process for your claim for getting a personal injury from Camp Lejeune exposure to hazardous chemical toxins in the water.
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Anyone who calls us can take advantage of the opportunity to get a free second opinion case review, by our experienced lawyers at the DTLA Law Group. When you call, you will be connected with our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposures leading to triggering a birth defect, from living at Camp Lejeune. Your discussion with our legal team will result in you being matched with a lawyer, with a firm specialty in birth defects from Camp Lejeune. Just give us a call today, to speak to our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles, who will go over your case with you now.
Can I Sue for Birth Defects from Hazardous Chemicals at Camp Lejeune?
Yes, we can sue if your exposure to toxic chemicals has triggered a birth defect, from living at Camp Lejeune. You can talk to us about your claim, when you call our Los Angeles case lawyers today about your case. Our legal team can file a lawsuit on your behalf. You will want to talk to our case attorneys in Los Angeles, who can have an in-depth conversation with you about your case for birth defects from living at Camp Lejeune.
Average Case Value of a Case for Birth Defects from Hazardous Chemicals at Camp Lejeune
The average case value for a case of birth defects from hazardous chemical exposure at Camp Lejeune is going to depend on the severity of your claim. Many cases can settle for around $900,000 and up, but will depend on your specific diagnosis and degree of disability that you experience related to this loss.
Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit – Or Should I File My Own Individual Lawsuit?
You always have the choice to join a class action lawsuit, or you are fully able to initiate your own lawsuit now. Your own lawsuit will not need to wait for the rest of the people to join the class action lawsuit.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Birth Defects Cases?
The settlements for Camp Lejeune birth defects cases can take up to a year to settle out. Within that time, if there are additional medical treatment or extended diagnoses for your condition, that information can easily be reviewed at that juncture.
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