Because drinking toxic water at Camp Lejeune can result in numerous diseases and health problems, the symptoms you might experience after exposure highly depend on your specific condition.
Exposure to high trichloroethylene levels at the military base can cause immediate symptoms, including headaches, slowed reaction times, decreased dexterity, fatigue and drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased memory.
In the long run, exposure to this solvent can be responsible for the following:
As for perchloroethylene exposure, the immediate symptoms include dizziness or vertigo, headaches, nausea, confusion, decreased memory, difficulty following instructions, and skin irritation. However, chronic exposure to the solvent can cause the following:
When it comes to vinyl chloride, which was also lurking in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, veterans and family members should expect to experience digestive irritation, fatigue, dizziness, a sensation of inebriation, numbness or tingling in the limbs, and eye irritation following acute exposure. In the long run, exposure to vinyl chloride can be responsible for the following:
Finally, benzene exposure can cause sleepiness, dizziness or vertigo, convulsions, stomach irritation, and confusion. Over the years, the symptoms of benzene exposure from drinking water can include the following:
Therefore, the symptoms you may experience as a consequence of having drunk contaminated water at Camp Lejeune vary greatly depending on the solvent you were exposed to, but considering that all of these toxic chemicals were present in the water, you may experience a combination of these symptoms. If you notice any of these symptoms, we encourage you to seek medical attention immediately, as these might be signs of a more serious underlying health problem. Marines and family members who already struggle with a disease related to drinking toxic water at Camp Lejeune are advised to give our expert team a call, as they might be eligible to file a water contamination claim.
Our team of professionals has the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to assist you in filing your Camp Lejeune claim. We have been evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims for over 35 years. If you intend to file a claim, we will only need your military records or proof of your stay at the military base and your medical records. Eligible veterans and family members will be put in touch with a reputable, top-notch attorney.