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PFAS Exposure at Dover Air Force Base

This military base is under the operational control of Air Mobility Command and is located 2 miles southeast of Dover, Delaware. It was established in 1941. In 2006, a 735,000-pound C-5 military aircraft that was going to Kuwait crashed down nearby Dover Air Force.

Firefighters used aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, to extinguish the fire, which releases PFAS in the air, a dangerous group of chemicals with terrible effects on human health. The area where AFFF was applied is now one of the most contaminated sites in the United States.

Numerous military personnel and their family members drank contaminated water while stationed on Dover Air Force Base, as the toxic agents infiltrated the water system.

If you developed a disease as a result of drinking tainted water at Dover Air Force Base, you may be eligible for compensation. For additional information, please contact our law firm and we will gladly review your case.

In February of this year, two more wells on Dover Air Force Base were found to contain PFAS, whereas in July of last year, PFAS were discovered in four wells east of Delaware, which greatly endangers the health of residents. However, if you developed a disease as a result of drinking contaminated water on the base, it is important to know that we can only help you file a claim if you lived there for at least 30 days, as we cannot pursue cases of exposure occurring in nearby communities. Unfortunately, everyone who stayed at Dover Air Force Base drank tainted water, as the majority of the water system was contaminated with PFAS. Thereby, if you came to struggle with a disease following your stay at Dover Air Force Base, you may be eligible for compensation, which our lawyers can help you recover.

What Diseases Can You Develop After Drinking Tainted Water at Dover Air Force Base?

Exposure to PFAS from drinking water can lead to the development of multiple serious, even life-threatening diseases. However, only the most severe qualify you for compensation, as there is a definitive causal relation between these diseases and exposure to PFAS. The following are the diseases that make you eligible for filing a claim to recover the compensation you deserve for your injury:

If you lived on the Dover Air Force Base for at least one year, whether as a military member or as a family member of one and developed one of the diseases above, we strongly encourage you to file a claim with the assistance of a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure. Because these diseases tend to occur several years after exposure to PFAS, it is crucial to monitor your health and seek medical attention as soon as you notice a new onset of symptoms. Seeking a second opinion from a medical specialist is also a good idea, as the diseases that stem from exposure to PFOS are often misdiagnosed. A correct and accurate diagnosis will make you eligible for recovering the financial compensation you are entitled to for your physical and emotional suffering. It is worthy of note that if you have any other cancer, you are still eligible for compensation, as exposure to PFAS has a causal relation with numerous malignant diseases.

File a Claim to Recover the Compensation You Deserve

With over three decades of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, our attorneys are ready to help you recover the compensation you qualify for. We will file a claim with Dover Air Force Base, which will result in substantial compensation, as the diseases you can develop as a consequence of exposure to PFAS are very serious and can even be fatal. The only documents you will need to provide your attorney with are your military records and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your claim. Your involvement in the process will be minimal, as the rest of the paperwork will be carefully taken care of by our skilled legal team. Eventually, you will recover the compensation you are eligible for, which will also help you afford superior healthcare and treatment. Finally, it is worthy of note that if you already receive disability compensation from the VA, you can still file a claim with Alameda Naval Base, as you are entitled to money from both.

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