The neural tube forms the early brain and spine, and neural tube defects occur when it does not close properly. These birth defects usually develop very early in pregnancy, before a woman knows she is pregnant. While some of the risk factors for these birth defects are taking certain anti-seizure medications, diabetes, and obesity, neural tube defects can also result from toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune while pregnant during the last century.
Studies found that exposure to industrial solvents during pregnancy, such as trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, and perchloroethylene, increases the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect. These solvents were present in Camp Lejeune's drinking water between 1953 and 1987. The following are the most common neural tube defects:
If you were pregnant during your time spent at Camp Lejeune, either as a veteran or the spouse of one, and gave birth to a baby with a neural tube defect, we encourage you to contact our team of professionals, as you might be able to obtain financial compensation on behalf of your child. The process is very simple and will take place mostly over the phone.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our expert team has the necessary resources, skills, and knowledge to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim if you spent time at Camp Lejeune while you were pregnant and gave birth to a child with a neural tube defect. The only documents we will request to assess your case are your military records or proof of your stay at the military base, your medical records, and the medical records of your child. If we establish that you are entitled to compensation, we will put you in touch with a reliable, specialized attorney to have your claim filed.
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