VA Benefits for Neurobehavioral Effects Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure
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Neurobehavioral effects caused by exposure to polluted water at U.S. Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina refer to conditions that impair your nervous system or affect your behavior. As a whole, neurobehavioral effects are covered by the Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, which allows you collect financial compensation for healthcare associated with ..read more
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VA Benefits for Lung Cancer Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure
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Veterans and their family members who were stationed at or near Camp Lejeune are at heightened risk of lung cancer due to toxic exposure to various toxic chemicals in the drinking supply from the mid-1950s through the mid-1980s. The main chemicals were trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride, which are only a few ..read more
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VA Benefits for Esophageal Cancer Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure
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Esophageal cancer occurs in your esophagus, the tube which runs from the back of your mouth to your stomach, and is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths in the world. It generally comes in two forms, though it’s not limited to these alone. Squamous cell carcinoma is when the cancer occurs in the ..read more
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VA Benefits for Breast Cancer Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure
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Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the United States for women, outside of skin cancers, with about 13% developing it in their lifetime. It’s also not limited to women, with about 0.5-1% of all cases worldwide affecting men. Risk factors include increased age, obesity, alcohol abuse, tobacco use, family history, reproductive history, radiation ..read more
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VA Benefits for Female Infertility Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure
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Female infertility and miscarriage have been linked to toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune thanks to the findings of both human and animal fertility studies. For eligible veterans or family members who have experienced miscarriage or been diagnosed with female infertility, the Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 ..read more
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VA Benefits for Hepatic Steatosis Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure
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Hepatic steatosis, also called fatty liver disease, means that you have extra fat in your liver, which may lead to problems such as inflammation, cell damage, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. The two main types of hepatic steatosis are nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which simply occurs without any behavioral risk factors, and alcoholic-related ..read more
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VA Benefits for Jaw, Dental, and Oral Disabilities
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Dental care and oral health may not be the first things to come to mind when you think about disabilities affecting veterans. They probably make you think of relatively minor issues that can be solved by simple procedures and routine self-care. However, there are numerous more serious injuries and conditions related to oral health that ..read more
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VA Benefits for Voiding Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence
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9M ago
Voiding dysfunction, a common kind of urinary incontinence, refers to a common problem in which you lose control of your bladder. The loss of bladder control leads to urinary leakage, which varies in amount and frequency based on each case. Voiding dysfunction is more likely than not a symptom of another condition, which for veterans ..read more
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Camp Lejeune Miscarriage Lawsuits and VA Healthcare Benefits
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Miscarriage is one of many tragic conditions that have been associated with exposure to toxic chemcials—or more specifically, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—which were present at U.S. Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, North Carolina for a number of decades. Toxins like trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride, which are linked ..read more
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Camp Lejeune Scleroderma VA Healthcare Benefits
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Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a chromic autoimmune disease that causes a hardening and tightening of skin, and may affect blood vessels and internal organs as well. People with scleroderma often first notice symptoms occurring in the fingers, hands, feet, and face, which may include swelling, itchiness, and red spots called telangiectasia. Raynaud’s ..read more
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