Air Force Plant 6 claims

Air Force Plant 6 claims video

Built in 1942, this military base was known as Bell Bomber Plant during World War II. It is located at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia. Air Force Plant 6 is owned by the U.S. Air Force and operated by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Over the course of the war, the factory produced 668 B-29s and, at its peak, had a workforce of approximately 28,000. Today, Air Force Plant 6 is heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals, as a result of military firefighters using the fire suppressant AFFF regularly. Not only are these substances dangerous to the environment, but they also pose a health threat to everyone who spent time at the military installation. PFAS are persistent contaminants, some of which can take over a thousand years to break down. If you are a veteran who was stationed at Air Force Plant 6 and now struggle with a disease, we encourage you to contact our law firm, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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The formula of the fire suppressant AFFF was devised by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company in 1966. Since then, military firefighters have been using it for jet fuel and petroleum fires on nearly all bases nationwide. This led to unimaginable contamination with PFAS, as the fire suppressant contains between 50% and 98% of these harmful chemicals. Currently, the PFAS concentration at Air Force Plant 6 is 121,000 ppt, which exceeds the safe exposure limit by over 1,700 times. While military firefighters might have a higher risk of developing illnesses related to toxic exposure, all veterans who spent a considerable time at this facility should keep a close eye on their health.

What toxic agents were present on Air Force Plant 6?

Although PFAS are the only known toxic agents lurking on Air Force Plant 6, there might be other contaminants of concern there. Out of the PFAS group, there are two chemicals that are perhaps the most dangerous, specifically PFOA and PFOS. While the current safe exposure limit to both is 70 ppt, the Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed substantially lower limits – 0,004 ppt for PFOA and 0,02 ppt for PFOS.

According to the proposed rule, the PFOA level at Air Force Plant 6 is 20 million times over the limit, whereas the PFOS level eclipses it by more than one million times. The presence of such high concentrations of PFAS in the environment of the military base greatly endangers the health of veterans who spent time there, as exposure to these chemicals results in a disease only within several years to several decades from the first contact with PFAS.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Air Force Plant 6?

Veterans who intend to file a military base toxic exposure claim should know that only certain diagnoses can make them eligible. This is because, while toxic exposure can cause numerous health problems, only some have a strong association with it that can also be supported by medical evidence. The following is the complete list of diagnoses that might deem veterans who were stationed at Air Force Plant 6 for at least 1 cumulative year entitled to compensation:

Since 1990, we have been dedicating our efforts to pursuing financial compensation for toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans. If you spent time at Air Force Plant 6 and suffer from a disease that might be related to toxic exposure, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled attorneys, as they have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to assist you in filing a military base toxic exposure claim.

Quality legal assistance for veterans exposed to toxic agents on Air Force Plant 6

With over 30 years of experience in handling toxic exposure claims, our attorneys are ready to offer you the assistance you need if you are a veteran who stayed at Air Force Plant 6 and came to struggle with a disease. The legal process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone. After you explain your situation, we will only request your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records with your diagnosis. If you are the family member of a veteran who lived at Air Force Plant 6 and developed a disease, you might also be entitled to compensation.

Family members who intend to file a claim will have to send us evidence of their stay at the military base and their medical records. Once we have these documents, we will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine whether you are eligible for compensation. If you are, we will promptly file your military base toxic exposure claim, as we understand that many veterans need compensation as soon as possible to afford treatment. Lastly, it is important to note that we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay us anything unless we obtain compensation for you.