Redstone Arsenal Army Base is located near the city of Huntsville, Alabama. It was founded in 1941, during World War II, to serve primarily as a chemical weapons-producing center. The military site spreads over 38,400 acres of land and serves as the center for the missile and rocket programmers of the U.S. Army. However, PFAS, a group of toxic substances, are now lurking on Redstone Arsenal Army Base, which greatly endangers the health of the members of the military stationed there..
Due to the tremendous amounts of PFAS that are present on the site, people who spent time on Redstone Arsenal Army Base may come to struggle with serious diseases such as prostate cancer, leukemia, pancreatic cancer, or lymphoma.
The main source of PFAS on Redstone Arsenal Army Base was aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a fire suppressant used to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires by military firefighters. It was developed in the 1960s by the U.S. Navy together with the 3M company.
The dangerous chemicals known as PFAS were present in high concentrations at Redstone Arsenal Army Base, which is why today, numerous veterans and family members struggle with terrible diseases as a consequence of prolonged exposure.
While very effective in extinguishing class B fires, AFFF inevitably releases large amounts of PFAS in the environment, from which they cannot be easily removed, hence their nickname “forever chemicals”. There may have been other hazardous agents present on Redstone Arsenal Army Base in addition to PFAS, which only contributes to the extent of toxic exposure on the site.
Unfortunately, exposure to PFAS, especially if it is long-term, can lead to the development of numerous serious diseases and health problems. However, it is important to keep in mind that several years or even decades may pass until you receive a diagnosis.
The following are the diagnoses for which you can seek financial compensation if you or a family member was stationed at Redstone Arsenal Army Base and was exposed to PFAS:
Atraxia Law has been dedicating its endeavors to helping people affected by PFAS exposure recover the compensation they deserve and is bound to do the same for you if you are or were a veteran who developed a disease as a consequence of PFAS exposure.
The family members who were stationed at Redstone Arsenal Army Base with a veteran and developed a disease as a result of PFAS exposure are entitled to compensation. If you meet the eligibility criteria a skilled PFAS attorney will file the claim on your behalf.
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