Referring to difficulty getting or staying pregnant, female infertility affects over 6 million women nationwide. There are many causes for this health issue, such as endometriosis, structural problems in the reproductive system, failure to ovulate, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Nevertheless, it has recently come to light that exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the last century can also result in female infertility. Between 1953 and 1987, the drinking water at the military base contained volatile organic compounds, exposure to which is associated with female infertility. For instance, regular exposure to industrial solvents is linked to reduced fertility in women who spent time at Camp Lejeune.
Exposure to solvents can impair the fertility of either gender, but the proof for female effects was stronger than for male effects in medical studies. Solvents and their metabolites are quickly distributed through circulation to different tissues. Certain reproductive disorders, including fertility problems, have been associated with exposure to these highly toxic chemicals. In a study, the researchers evaluated fertility among participating families. Of the analyzed subjects, 1,300 were female applicators exposed to solvents while cleaning their hands or equipment. According to the results, 28% of the couples were found to be subfertile, which means that conceiving would take longer than it normally does, or it may not happen at all.
Some of the symptoms that may indicate female infertility are the following:
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune from August 1953 to December 1987 and now struggle with female infertility, we encourage you to contact us, as we have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation. The process is very simple and will mostly take place over the phone.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals is ready to offer you quality assistance if you lived at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was toxic and now struggle with female infertility. The only documents we will request to review your case and determine your eligibility are your military records, which you must retrieve, or proof of your stay at the military base, and your medical records with your diagnosis. Eligible veterans and family members will be put in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have their claims filed as soon as possible.
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