Fetal death is the spontaneous intrauterine death of a fetus at any time during pregnancy. Some of the causes of this phenomenon are fetomaternal hemorrhage, fetal infection, and umbilical cord complications.
However, fetal death can also be the consequence of exposure to organic solvents, which contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987. Therefore, pregnant women who spent time at the military base during that time were more likely to experience fetal death. Exposure to organic solvents may increase the likelihood of experiencing fetal death, according to medical studies.
Some of the most common symptoms of fetal death are the following:
The Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, a division of the CDC, notes that exposure to per/tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) are also linked to fetal death. Both substances were detected in Camp Lejeune’s contaminated drinking water.
Nonetheless, many women who carry a deceased fetus do not experience any symptoms, and the death of their child can only be found with diagnostic tools such as an ultrasound. Fetal death is diagnosed when the fetus has no heartbeat. If you lived at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was toxic and experienced fetal death, we encourage you to contact us, as you might be able to recover financial compensation on behalf of your deceased baby. The process is simple and will require minimal involvement from you.
In the unfortunate event that you experienced fetal death as a Camp Lejeune veteran or a family member of one due to having drunk contaminated water at the military base, please get in touch with Atraxia Law, as we have over 35 years of experience in reviewing toxic exposure and personals injury claims. To assess your case, we will only need your military records or evidence of your stay at Camp Lejeune, and your medical records. If we determine that you are entitled to financial compensation, we will promptly direct you to a reliable, specialized attorney to have your claim filed as soon as possible.
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