Recently, we were invited to join co-hosts David Cory & Richard Hurley on the Veterans News Hour.
We discuss Camp Lejeune contamination, contamination at other Superfund bases, primary chemicals involved, generational health concerns for families of exposure victims, progress of existing and new policies, the claims process and community concerns, plus address potential changes or improvements that will further the cause and finally bring justice to those in need. Plus, we went further to discuss the extent of military contamination around the country and abroad, and talk about potential solutions that could be achieved for all exposed. Have a listen to the interview with Gavin Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Civilian Exposure.
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Be a military dependent of the Corp and an Army Vet .Father stationed there 3 year span and I was born at C.Geiger . You become SOL
Having been a dependent for 17 years and had lived in Wire Mountain housing at Camp Pendleton Was that area contaminated .I was 5 years old when 4 kids were killed and 2 injured from the explosives left in the field across from NCO housing
I have been diagnosed with renal toxicity and denied twice. The second time I was denied, the CLFMP, finally sent the paperwork to meet the criteria for such and it stated, in order to meet the criteria for such, I had to of started complaining of the problem while living there or within 3 years of leaving the the area. Fortunately for me, I did not release my medical records to the government upon retirement and found that within 30 days of moving to CL, I started complaining of severe abdominal pains. The CL hospital blamed it on possible “female problems” for a women of then 27 years of age, but found nothing. Fortunately, they ran urinalysis. The urinalysis showed my creatinin was at very HIGH levels! They never looked at it when bells should have been going off. Obviously my kidneys were dying! I now have one kidney that no longer works at all and the other is more than half way gone.
My nephrologist no longer wants to write any letters. I now have to write a letter explaining a letter that he will sign off on ??? and resubmit, along with the lab chits and see if they will admit me to the CLFMP. I’m so tired at this point, I don’t know if it will do any good.