Justice for the Unborn Children of Camp Lejeune
Welcoming a baby into the family should be a joyous occasion – not one of mourning. However, for countless families that lived or worked in Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987 their happy occasions turned tragic due to their unknowing exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeuene. The toxic levels of chemicals in the water caused a high risk of birth defects, miscarriages, and childhood illness. Infant deaths in Camp Lejeune became so frequent that a cemetery on base was nicknamed “Baby Heaven” due to rows upon rows of tombstones of babies that tragically did not make it out of the birthing room alive.
There are 4 main chemicals found in the water at Camp Lejeune that have been linked to catastrophic health conditions, including miscarriages and serious birth defects:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE/PERC)
- Vinyl Chloride
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have both identified these chemicals as being dangerous contaminants, among the many other harmful chemicals that were found in the water at Camp Lejeune. The ATSDR found that these chemicals may contribute to the heightened risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, in the infants born in Camp Lejeune.
If you lived or worked in Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987 for at least 30 days and you or your child suffered stillbirth, birth defects, spina bifida, anencephaly, childhood leukemia, or miscarriage please give the litigation experts at The Yost Legal Group a call at 1-800-YOST LAW or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation. We will investigate the circumstances of your individual case, answer any questions, and fight to obtain justice for you and your loved ones.