Located in Jacksonville, Florida, Naval Station Mayport is one of the 3 main Navy installations in the area. The goal of Naval Station Mayport is to support and enhance warfighter readiness. The military base was founded in 1942 and was reclassified as a Naval Sea Frontier base in 1943. It is important to know that Naval Station Mayport is heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals that were released into the environment by military firefighters and trainees. They would use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, on a regular basis, which is a fire suppressant that contains PFAS meant to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires.
In 1948, Mayport was redesigned as a naval outlying landing field. The base area was increased to 1,680 acres and the runway was extended in the 1950s. The USS Tarawa became the first capital ship to use the new aircraft carrier basin in 1952. The base was renamed back to a Naval Auxiliary Air Station in 1955. The naval station was expanded to accommodate more ships, sailors, and their families and redesignated as a naval air station in 1988.
There are over 4,700 chemicals in the PFAS group, the majority of which are very harmful to human health. Exposure to PFAS occurs via inhalation and ingestion. If you were stationed at Naval Station Mayport, you were inevitably exposed to PFAS from AFFF, which should encourage you to keep a close eye on your health, as your risk of developing a related disease is high. In the regrettable case, you receive a linkable diagnosis, we can help. If you are the family member of a veteran who was stationed with them at Naval Station Mayport and developed a disease, it is important to know that you also qualify for compensation.
In addition to PFAS, which is the primary contaminant on Naval Station Mayport, the military base also has asbestos, which only increases the extent of toxic exposure. Both diseases stemming from PFAS exposure and from asbestos exposure take several years or even several decades to develop, as they have a long latency period, so you need to pay close attention to your health if you were stationed at Naval Station Mayport.
Also known as “forever chemicals”, PFAS persist in the environment once they are released, which makes the process of cleanup very difficult for organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency. The same applies to PFAS that entered the body. Once inhaled or ingested, PFAS will travel to various organs in the body, gradually damaging them until disease develops.
Because there must be a definitive causal relation between your diagnosis and exposure to PFAS, you can seek compensation only for certain diseases. Consequently, if you were stationed at Naval Station Mayport and came to struggle with one of the following diseases, we strongly encourage you to contact us so that you can obtain the compensation you are entitled to:
Veterans who struggle with diseases as a result of PFAS exposure are a group of people whose cases we prioritize, as we are aware that most of them are elderly and in a lot of pain, and, thereby, they often urgently need money to afford effective treatment.
In the regrettable case that you are a veteran whose health was affected by PFAS exposure after you spent time at Naval Station Mayport, we are here to provide you with the assistance you need to find out if you are eligible to file a PFAS claim. Once we deem you eligible in a quick and easy over-the-phone intake process the best PFAS attorney will file the claim on your behalf.
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