Every year, 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease nationwide. This disorder is caused by a loss of neurons in a part of the brain known as the substantia nigra, which results in symptoms such as tremors in the hands, slowed movement, impaired balance, speech changes, and rigid muscles. Roughly 110,000 veterans with Parkinson's disease receive treatment from the VA healthcare system every year, some of whom were stationed at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated with volatile organic compounds.
Trichloroethylene, a degreasing solvent in metal cleaning that has been extensively used on military bases such as Camp Lejeune to remove lubricants from parts while conducting repairs or maintenance, was found to cause multiple types of neurological deficits, including Parkinson's disease, at low exposure levels. The solvent can cause neurotoxicity, which can eventually lead to Parkinson's disease. Recent observations suggest a strong association between long-term exposure to trichloroethylene and the development of parkinsonism.
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, when the drinking water contained trichloroethylene and other toxic chemicals, and now struggle with Parkinson's disease, we encourage you to contact our expert team, as we can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation for your unjust suffering. The process of evaluating your case is simple and will mostly take place over the phone.
With over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, Atraxia Law is ready to offer you quality assistance if you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was toxic and now suffer from Parkinson's disease. The only documents we will request to review your case are your military records or proof of your stay at the military base and your medical records. Eligible individuals will promptly be directed to a reputable attorney to have their claims filed.
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