Camp Lejeune Female Infertility Lawsuit
Camp Lejeune Female Infertility Claims Due to Toxic Water
Do you qualify for a Camp Lejeune infertility claim?
Recently, female infertility has been linked to exposure to contaminated water at US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. If you lived or worked at the base between 1953 and 1987 and were later diagnosed with female infertility, you might be eligible for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
At Riddle & Brantley, we assist veterans, their family members, and civilian contractors who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune and later experienced female infertility. Call us at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation evaluation of your potential Camp Lejeune infertility lawsuit. We will help you understand your options, and you will not have to pay any attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.
We don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.
Many of our Camp Lejeune infertility attorneys and staff have close family ties to the military, and we are ready to serve those who served us all. Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
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Can Water Contamination Cause Female Infertility?
Toxic substances in drinking water and other water that humans come into contact with have often been associated with a variety of health issues, including female infertility. Research is ongoing to explore potential links between water contamination and female infertility at Camp Lejeune.
However, the chemicals found in Camp Lejeune’s water supply have been associated with a variety of congenital disabilities (birth defects), such as congenital heart disease. For example, a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that cases of congenital heart disease were higher in areas with high levels of contamination by industrial toxins like those found at Camp Lejeune.
This has led researchers to look more closely at the impact of these chemicals on female infertility and examine if people who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune are more likely to experience female infertility.
Chemicals in the Water at Camp Lejeune
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) tested the water at Camp Lejeune for PFAS chemicals after many former service members and civilian employees showed signs of serious health issues. The ATSDR found:
- trichloroethylene (TCE),
- tetrachloroethylene (PCE),
- vinyl chloride (VC),
- and benzene around Camp Lejeune that were far above a safety threshold set by EPA officials.
Did Camp Lejuene Contaminated Water Cause Female Infertility?
It seems very possible that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune caused infertility among many women exposed.
A study published by the CDC evaluating the health consequences of exposure to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water found higher cases of infertility at the camp than at a comparable military camp.
This led the CDC to conclude that workers at Camp Lejeune were at a higher risk for female infertility, likely due to their exposure to TCE and PCE, which have been known to cause infertility and birth defects.
A study published in the American Journal of Life Science Researches evaluated the effect of TCE exposure on the fertility of mice and found that regular exposure to TCE created changes in the mice’s reproductive system and made them less fertile compared to the controls.
While studies like this cannot be performed on humans, they are strong indicators that the chemical being studied adversely affect humans. This supports the idea that exposure to TCE at Camp Lejeune may have put people at risk for female infertility.
“I Experienced Infertility After Exposure to Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune. What Are My Options?”
To file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit or claim (for infertility or another health condition), you must first meet the following criteria:
- Were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for 30 or more days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987
- Were diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Leukemia, including AML
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Central nervous system cancer (CNS cancer)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Renal toxicity
- Liver disease
- Fatty liver disease (NAFLD or hepatic steatosis)
- Heart defects
- Birth defects
- Neurobehavioral effects
Victims of chemical exposure at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may file Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits if they or their family members developed female infertility. Even if your claim was previously denied, you may be able to re-file a claim due to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, part of the PACT Act, which was signed into law on August 10, 2022.
Talk with a Camp Lejeune Infertility Lawyer Today
We can help you choose the right approach to take in a Camp Lejeune female infertility lawsuit or claim against the federal government. Riddle & Brantley provides free consultations, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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