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PFAS exposure at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Built in 1917, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located near Dayton, Ohio. In 1995, the Dayton Agreement, whose purpose was to bring peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was signed on the base, whereas from 1997, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been home to the U.S. Air Force Marathon. However, since 1970, military firefighters began using aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, to extinguish aircraft fires, which unavoidably led to serious contamination. It is actually the PFAS in AFFF that makes it toxic, as this group of chemicals has been linked to numerous terrible diseases over recent years. Everyone who was present at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base drank water contaminated with PFAS, which now places former military personnel and their family members at high risk of developing a disease.

In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered a drinking water source on the military base to be shut down because of contamination with PFAS. Today, the agency is still striving to clean up the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, as PFAS are known as “forever contaminants”, which persist in the environment once they are released. People who lived on the base, either alone or with their family members, for at least 1 cumulative year and developed a disease as a result of drinking tainted water are eligible for compensation.

What other toxic agents were present in the drinking water of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base?

While PFAS was the primary contaminant on the military base after 1970, a series of other toxic agents were found to lurk in the drinking water of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by the Environmental Protection Agency. Exposure to these contaminants only increases the risk of developing a terrible disease, as some of these toxic agents are carcinogenic. Here are the other toxic agents present in the drinking water of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base:

  • antimony
  • arsenic
  • benzene
  • beryllium
  • vinyl chloride
  • chloroform
  • dichloromethane
  • manganese
  • trichloroethene

If you notice a new onset of symptoms, please seek medical attention right away. The diseases that stem from exposure to PFAS and other toxic agents occur within 10 to 20 years from the first time you drank contaminated water, as they have a long latency period. During this period of time, the toxic agents gradually cause damage to the organs they reached. Because these diseases are often misdiagnosed in toxic exposure victims, it is a good idea to look for a second and even third opinion. Not only a correct and accurate diagnosis will help you receive appropriate treatment for your disease, but it may also qualify you for compensation.

What diseases can I develop if I was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base?

While there are numerous health problems and diseases that can stem from exposure to PFAS, only certain diagnoses will make you eligible for filing a PFAS claim to recover financial compensation. The reason why you can only seek compensation if you have a specific diagnosis is because there is a definitive and undeniable causal relation between these diseases and exposure to PFAS. Here are the diseases that can occur as a result of drinking contaminated water, as well as the diagnoses that qualify you for taking legal action:

In the regrettable event that you developed one of the health issues and diseases above, do not hesitate to contact us for a free-of-charge case review. We will actively listen to you and, after you thoroughly explain your situation and begin preparing your claim for submission if you are deemed eligible. While the process is very complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part and will unfold mostly over the phone.

Quality assistance for the victims of toxic exposure who were stationed on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

With over three decades of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, we are ready to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury if you are a veteran or a family member of one who was stationed on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for at least 1 cumulative year after 1970. If found eligible and your claim is filed, eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis, which will also help you afford better healthcare and treatment.

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