Military Members: What to Do if You or Loved Ones Face Water Contamination

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Water Contamination affecting Military Members.

The consequences of water contamination are far more dangerous than what meets the eye. Unfortunately, those who reside on military bases and ships are even more likely to be at risk of their water being contaminated.

Effects of Fuel Consumption

Sometimes, it is obvious when your body has come in contact with fuel or gasoline in a harmful way. However, sometimes gasoline or fuel contamination is not visibly apparent. The symptoms can sometimes go unnoticed and more often; untreated. There are short-term and long-term effects of fuel consumption or exposure.

Short-Term Effects
Long-Term Effects
1. Get Medical Attention

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned or any other ailments, make sure you see a doctor. As mentioned, water contamination symptoms often go unnoticed. It’s important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any uncomfortable symptoms.

2. Compile Documentation

After receiving medical attention for your injuries, compile all the documentation you have regarding your injuries. In addition, if you were on active duty on a specific US Navy carrier or US military base, compile any documents or photos you have of your specific deployment/time or of the actual water contamination.

3. Contact Hariri Law Group

Lastly, reach out to an experienced attorney at Hariri Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the details of your claim. If you were on active duty and injured, you cannot bring a claim due to the Feres Doctrine. (Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135). Essentially a law that states that prevents members of the armed forces who are injured while on active duty from successfully suing the federal government.


HOWEVER, efforts can be made to pass a law like they did for Camp Lejuene which created a future fund for these issues. Hariri Law Group would like to work on these contamination issues and at a minimum help potential injured victims make future claims. Again, please reach out to one of our experienced attorneys today!

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