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PFAS Exposure at Joint Base San Antonio

After the merging of the United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base, and Martindale Army Airfield in 2010, Joint Base San Antonio was established. The military base is located in San Antonio, Texas.

Because during training, military personnel has to use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, high levels of PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals, were found in the drinking water of the base by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thereby, if you lived on Joint Base San Antonio after 1970 for at least 1 year and came to struggle with a serious disease, please contact our law firm and we will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

There were 767,000 parts per trillion of PFAS in the drinking water of Joint Base San Antonio in 2018, when the last test was conducted. This is quite a lot over the permissible limit, which is why people who were stationed there are now at high risk of developing a terrible, even fatal disease. Lackland Air Force Base, as well as Kelly Air Force Base, which is part of Joint Base San Antonio, was deemed by the EPA a Superfund site as a consequence of the heavy PFAS contamination present in the area. Nowadays, the EPA is still striving to clean up the bases, as PFAS are difficult to remove from the environment because they are “forever chemicals”, which linger in the soil, air and water for a long period of time.

What Other Toxic Agents Were Present in the Drinking Water of Joint Base San Antonio?

While PFAS is the primary contaminant found in the drinking water of Joint Base San Antonio, high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) were also discovered by the EPA. Exposure to PCB is responsible for numerous terrible diseases, such as the following:

  • brain cancer
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • liver cancer
  • breast cancer
  • melanoma
  • biliary tract cancer
  • gall bladder cancer
  • neurotoxicity
  • reproductive toxicity

If you notice a new onset of symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a disease as a result of exposure to these dangerous chemicals. However, because diseases caused by exposure to PFAS are often misdiagnosed, we strongly encourage you to look for a second and even third opinion from medical specialists. Not only will a correct and accurate diagnosis help you receive the treatment you need, but it may also qualify you for compensation from Joint Base San Antonio.

What Diseases Can Occur As a Result of PFAS Exposure from Drinking Water?

Medical researchers are still studying the health effects of exposure to PFAS, but there are some diseases that already have a definitive causal relation with ingesting this toxic agent. These are also the diseases that make you eligible for applying for compensation. If you have one of the diseases below and were stationed at Joint Base San Antonio for at least 1 year, either as a military or family member, we suggest you take legal action and file a claim to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to:

In the unfortunate case that you receive one of the diagnoses above, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a free of charge case review. With over three decades of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, our attorneys will actively listen to you and, after they gather enough information, will promptly begin working on your claim. If you are a veteran who was stationed on Joint Base San Antonio, it is important to know that you are eligible for compensation from the military base. Finally, if you suffer from any other cancer, you are still eligible for compensation, as there is a strong correlation between exposure to PFAS and numerous malignant diseases.

Quality Assistance for the Victims of Toxic Exposure Who Were Stationed on Joint Base San Antonio

If you are a veteran or a family member of one who developed a serious disease after spending at least 1 year on Joint Base San Antonio, we will gladly help you recover the compensation you deserve. After the initial discussion with our attorneys, they will begin preparing your claim for submission, while the rest of the legal team will carefully take care of all the necessary paperwork. Even though the process is very complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, which will allow you to focus on your health and treatment. The only documents you will have to provide your attorney with are your military and medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your claim. Eventually, you will receive fair compensation for your physical and emotional distress if you decide to work with our law firm. 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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