Also known as Naval Base Ventura County, the military base covers Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and Port Hueneme. Since military firefighters would often use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, to extinguish a fire during training or on duty, contamination with PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals, inevitably occurred. Port Hueneme Naval Base was built in 1941, during World War II. If you were stationed on the base, either alone or with your family, you are at high risk of developing a serious disease. However, if you come to struggle with a disease as a result of your stay at Port Hueneme Naval Base, we are here to help you recover the financial compensation you are eligible for.
In 2017, when the last test was conducted, the Environmental Protection Agency found over 1 million parts per trillion PFAS in the drinking water on Port Hueneme Naval Base which is substantially over the 70 parts per trillion permissible limit. By drinking water contaminated with PFAS, particularly over a long period of time, your risk of developing a terrible disease increases considerably. Thereby, veterans and their family members should pay close attention to their health if they lived on Port Hueneme Naval Base.
In addition to PFAS, which is the main contaminant, there were other toxic agents found to lurk in the drinking water of Port Hueneme Naval Base. Consequently, toxic exposure was greater than on the military bases that only had a PFAS problem. The following are the other toxic agents on Port Hueneme Naval Base that were present in drinking water:
The contamination occurred as a result of nearby facilities disposing of the hazardous waste they had produced inappropriately. If you notice a new onset of symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a serious disease as a consequence of exposure to PFAS and other dangerous chemicals. It is also a good idea to seek a second and even third opinion from medical specialists, as oftentimes, these diseases are misdiagnosed among victims of toxic exposure.
So far, there have been numerous diseases correlated with exposure to PFAS, but only some of these health issues have a definitive causal relation with drinking tainted water. These are also the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a claim to recover the compensation you are entitled to:
It is noteworthy that if you struggle with any other type of cancer and were stationed at Port Hueneme Naval Base for at least 1 year, you still qualify for compensation, as malignant diseases have a strong connection to exposure to PFAS from drinking water. In the unfortunate event that you receive one of the eligible diagnoses, please reach out to our law firm and we will gladly evaluate your case free of charge. If you are indeed eligible for compensation, all you have to do is send your attorney your military and medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your claim.
If you lived on Port Hueneme Naval Base, either alone or with your family, and subsequently developed a serious disease, we are ready to help you file a claim with the military base, which will result in substantial compensation for you. Although complex and tedious, the process will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to provide your attorney with your military and medical records. Nevertheless, because solid evidence must accompany your claim, our legal experts will conduct in-depth research to discover additional proof for your case. If you are too ill to go through the legal process, a family member can step in and help you. 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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