Camp Lejeune: Cardiac defects claims

Camp Lejeune: Cardiac defects claims video

Also known as congenital heart disease, cardiac defects refer to a wide range of problems concerning the heart of a newborn. The pregnant wives of members of the military who were stationed with them at Camp Lejeune, as well as pregnant female members of the military, are at high risk of having a child born with cardiac defects. Every year, approximately 40,000 babies are born with cardiac defects in the country. If you have a child who has a cardiac defect as a result of drinking toxic water at Camp Lejeune, please contact our law firm, as we might be able to recover compensation for you and your child. Our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims for over 30 years, so they have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to provide you with the legal assistance you need.

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Paternal solvent exposure can cause atrial septal defects and right ventricle outflow tract obstructions

Cardiac defects

Cardiac defects affect nearly 1% of newborns every year in the United States. There are numerous types of congenital heart disease, the most common being ventricular septal defects. They refer to a hole in the wall of the heart that separates the lower chambers of the heart and allows blood to pass from the left to the right side of the organ.

This causes the heart to work harder, as the blood carrying oxygen is pumped back to the lungs instead of out into the body.

The following are the other types of cardiac defects the newborns of women who were stationed at contaminated military bases while pregnant can have at birth:

  • aortic valve stenosis
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • Ebstein’s anomaly
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • septal defects
  • hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • tricuspid atresia
  • tetralogy of Fallot
  • anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • transposition of the great arteries
  • truncus arteriosus

Usually, cardiac defects are diagnosed at birth or soon after. In the regrettable case that your baby was born with a cardiac defect, you should know that you might be entitled to financial compensation, which our attorneys can help you recover if you were stationed with your husband at Camp Lejeune. Similarly, if you were a female member of the military who served at this military base while you were pregnant, you might also qualify for compensation. Regardless of the congenital heart disease your child has, we might be able to recover the maximum compensation available on your behalf.

Quality legal assistance for women with children born with cardiac defects as a result of toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of toxic exposure, our legal team has the necessary resources to help you obtain the money you may be entitled to if your baby was born with a cardiac defect as a consequence of your time spent at Camp Lejeune. Although the legal process is quite complex and demanding, it will require minimal involvement on your part so that you can focus on the health and treatment of your child.

If you are a veteran whose child was born with a congenital heart defect, you will have to retrieve your military records and your child's medical records and send these documents to our resourceful attorneys. The rest of the documents will be efficiently taken care of by our legal experts. As for spouses of veterans, they will have to provide us with evidence of their stay at Camp Lejeune and their child's medical records. Eventually, you might receive the compensation you qualify for on behalf of your child.