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PFAS Exposure at NAS Oceana Naval Base

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the military base was built in 1941. It is known as the home of east coast strike fighter jet squadrons and was deemed a master jet base.

Because military firefighters used aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, during their training, contamination with PFAS is severe on NAS Oceana Naval Base.

Thereby, everyone who was stationed on the base drank tainted water, which now places veterans and their family members at high risk of developing a serious disease. If you spent at least 1 year at NAS Oceana Naval Base and came to struggle with a disease, please contact our law firm right away and we will thoroughly evaluate your case.

In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency found 493,600 parts per trillion of PFAS in the drinking water of NAS Oceana Naval Base, which is a significantly higher level than the permissible limit. In addition to PFAS, jet fuel is also polluting the military base, as in 2017, 94,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a storage tank and subsequently spread to neighboring properties and waterways. If you were exposed to jet fuel for a long time, you may experience neurological problems, such as:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • difficulty coordinating
  • irritability
  • attention and memory problems
  • narcosis

PFAS were found in 64% of the drinking water at Norfolk Naval Station, NAS Oceana Naval Base, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, and Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field in 2018. Exposure to PFAS can lead to numerous terrible diseases, but only people who were stationed at NAS Oceana Naval Base for at least 1 year qualify for compensation. Furthermore, you will need to have a diagnosis that is eligible so that our attorneys can begin working on your claim. It is important to know that as a veteran, you are entitled to compensation from NAS Oceana Naval Base.

What Diseases Can Exposure to PFAS Result In?

There are numerous diseases exposure to PFAS may cause over the years. However, only the most serious will make you eligible for applying for compensation, as there is a definitive relation between these diagnoses and exposure to PFAS. The following are the diseases and health problems you can develop after drinking contaminated water on NAS Oceana Naval Base, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a claim:

It is worthy of note that if you developed any other cancer than those on the list, you can still take legal action and seek the financial compensation you deserve. If you notice a new onset of symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have unknowingly developed a disease as a consequence of exposure to PFAS. In the regrettable event that you are indeed struggling with a disease, our skillful attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim.

Quality Assistance for Veterans and Family Members Injured by Exposure to PFAS on NAS Oceana Naval Base

If you were stationed on NAS Oceana Naval Base for at least 1 year, either as a military or family member and developed a disease that qualifies you for taking legal action, our attorneys, who have been pursuing toxic exposure cases since 1990, are here to provide you with quality legal assistance. After you send your lawyer your military and medical records, documents that will stand as evidence to support your claim, they will efficiently handle the remaining paperwork on your behalf. Thereby, your involvement in the process will be minimal, which will allow you to focus more on your health and treatment. Eventually, you will obtain the maximum compensation available from the liable parties, 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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