As conditions that have to do with the way the brain communicates with the nervous system, neurobehavioral effects are often caused by toxic exposure, such as having drunk contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the last century. Both adults and children who spent time at the military base can develop neurobehavioral effects. These difficulties can be grouped into two categories: cognitive decline, including memory problems and dementia, and neuropsychiatric disorders, including neurasthenia, a collection of symptoms including trouble concentrating, headache, insomnia, and fatigue. A common neurological effect among children who lived at Camp Lejeune is hyperactivity.
Studies found that long-term, high-level solvent exposure might be correlated with a syndrome of personality change, memory impairment, and neurological deficits called chronic toxic encephalopathy, psycho-organic syndrome, or solvent neurotoxicity. With higher exposures, the negative effects of exposure to the solvents present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune are more pronounced and include intoxication, incoordination, exhilaration, sleepiness, stupor, and the first stages of anesthesia.
These are some examples of neurobehavioral effects whose source is exposure to toxic chemicals such as organic solvents, which were present in the drinking water at the military base for almost 35 years in high concentrations:
Frequent exposure to trichloroethylene is associated with neurobehavioral deficits. While usually, the main exposure route to solvents is inhalation, in the case of veterans and family members, it was ingestion, as the drinking water was heavily contaminated with volatile organic compounds. If you lived at the military base between 1953 and 1987 and now struggle with neurobehavioral effects, do not hesitate to contact Atraxia Law, as our team of professionals can easily determine your eligibility and help you file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim.
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and developed neurobehavioral effects, we encourage you to get in touch with Atraxia Law, as our expert team has over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims. We can help you find out whether you are entitled to financial compensation for your unjust suffering. The only documents we will request to evaluate your case are your military records, which you must retrieve, or proof of your stay at Camp Lejeune, and your medical records. Eligible veterans and family members will promptly be directed to a reliable, top-notch attorney to have their claims filed as soon as possible.
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