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What are the symptoms of the Camp Lejeune water contamination?*

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Water might be contaminated with many different chemicals and other toxic materials; so that injury symptoms from contaminated water exposure can widely vary. Infants, children, pregnant women, older adults, or those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to showing the ill effects of water contamination.

Signs or Symptoms of Contaminated Water Exposure

Water contamination symptoms include:
• Cough
• Headache
• Nausea
• Lethargy
• Joint pain
• Vomiting
• Stomach cramps
• Dehydration
• Fever
• Watery diarrhea
• Bloody diarrhea
• Runny nose
• Sneezing
• Coughing
• Rash
• Mouth blisters
• Body aches
• Muscle aches
• Gas
• Greasy stool
• Upset stomach
• Yellow skin
• Yellow eyes
• Loss of appetite
• Dark urine
• Light stool
• Shortness of breath
• Decreased red and white blood cell production
• Abnormal heart rhythm
• Decreased blood pressure
• Increased heart rate

The U.S. EPA writes that several factors can affect a contaminant’s ability to cause ill health effects, which can vary greatly from person to person. The EPA says that those factors affecting one’s health from contaminated water can include:
• type of contaminant
• the contaminant’s concentration in the water
• an individual’s susceptibility
• amount of water consumed
• length of exposure

Water contamination can be difficult to detect because the symptoms that we know can have various causes. At the same time, anyone suffering from any of these symptoms might have been exposed to water contamination.

Water Contamination Symptoms and Effects
Injury symptoms of water contamination can occur in the short or long term. Scientists have discovered that radon contamination, for one example, can cause lung cancer even after several years have passed since the exposure.

Those sickened by Camp Lejeune water contamination have reported several long-term symptoms (or effects) that include (in alphabetical order):

• Adult leukemia
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
• Aplastic anemia
• Birth defects
• Bladder cancer
• Cancers of the Breast, Cervix, Esophagus, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Ovaries, Prostate, Stomach
• Hodgkin lymphoma
• Kidney disease
• Leukemia
• Liver disease
• Miscarriage
• Multiple myeloma
• Neurobehavioral effects
• non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Renal toxicity

Many of those exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water decades ago still find themselves suffering ill effects in their present lives.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case Criteria
Our law firm is investigating cases for anyone who lived or worked on the Camp Lejeune Base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. Plaintiffs in these cases could be military service men and women who received an honorable discharge, or their family members who lived at Camp Lejeune, or other who may have worked at or near the camp for at least a month.

Qualifying Injuries for the Camp Lejeune Settlement
Those exposed to Camp Lejeune water who were later diagnosed with one of the following health problems may have a case:

∙ Adult leukemia
∙ Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
∙ Bladder cancer
∙ Kidney cancer
∙ Liver cancer
∙ Multiple myeloma
∙ Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
∙ Parkinson’s disease
∙ Esophageal Cancer
∙ Breast Cancer
∙ Renal Toxicity
∙ Scleroderma
∙ Lung Cancer
∙ Miscarriage
∙ Cardiac Birth Defects (for persons whose mother was living at the camp for at least 30 days during pregnancy)
∙ Neurobehavioral Effects
∙ Female Infertility

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is a proposed bill that would allow military members and their families a chance to seek justice for injuries they suffered from drinking, bathing, or cooking in Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. The U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Act, passed it, then sent it on to the Senate, which signed it last month. It lacks only President Joe Biden’s signature to become law and give military members and their families a chance to be compensated for their injuries.

The Act would carve out an exception to the Feres doctrine which protects the U.S. government from tort liability. Because of Feres, in most circumstances, the federal government can’ be successfully sued by U.S. service members. The Feres doctrine grew from an old U.S. Supreme Court case known as Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 case (1950). The Feres doctrine prohibits all claims on behalf of servicemembers against the federal government based upon service-related conditions and injuries. H.R. 3967 would change all that.

H.R. 3967:
• “establishes the Formal Advisory Committee on Toxic Exposure to assist with the various procedures in establishing or removing presumptions of service-connection.”
• “modifies or establishes the presumption of service-connection for certain conditions or purposes for various groups of veterans.”
In layman’s terms, if H.R. 3967 becomes law, former service members and their families will likely have a much better chance of seeking justice if they were injured by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

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