Altus Air Force Base claims

Located 4 miles east-northeast of Altus, Oklahoma, this military base was built in 1943 and is still operational today. It was initially called Altus Army Airfield, and it is currently under the control of the Air Education and Training Command. The core mission of Altus Air Force Base is "We Train Exceptional Mobility Airmen". As a multiple-engine flight school, the 97th Air Mobility Wing has been the cornerstone of Oklahoma for the past 77 years. However, despite the outstanding training the military base offers, the area where it is situated is heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of harmful fluorinated chemicals. Inevitably, future members of the military who are stationed there are exposed to PFAS, which poses a great danger to their health. We encourage everyone who spent time at Altus Air Force Base and came to struggle with a disease to contact our law firm, as we specialize in helping victims of toxic exposure recover the compensation they deserve.

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In 2017, the Environmental Working Group found a staggering concentration of PFAS on Altus Air Force Base of 1,150,000 parts per trillion, whereas the permissible limit is only 70 parts per trillion. The military base ranks 9th on the top 100 list of the most contaminated military bases in the country. This means that the issue of PFAS exposure is extremely acute.

What dangerous contaminants are lurking on Altus Air Force Base?

The presence of astounding concentrations of PFAS in the air, soil, and groundwater of Altus Air Force Base prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to deem the military base a Superfund site. There are intense cleanup operations that are currently taking place on the site. If you wonder how these hazardous chemicals ended up polluting Altus Air Force Base, the answer is simple: AFFF. This fire suppressant has been used by military firefighters and trainees to put out petroleum and jet fuel fires since 1966 when it was developed by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company. Although it is very effective, it contains tremendous amounts of PFAS that, once released in the environment, persist, as they are also known as "forever chemicals".

Other contaminants of concern that were found by the Environmental Working Group on the military base include the following:

  • bromodichloromethane
  • chlorite
  • bromoform
  • chloroform
  • dibromoacetic acid
  • chromium
  • haloacetic acids
  • nitrate and nitrite
  • trichloroacetic acid

The existence of so many harmful agents on Altus Air Force Base exacerbates the extent of toxic exposure among people who are stationed there, greatly increasing their risk of developing a serious disease, as most of these contaminants have a strong connection with cancer. If you spent time at this military base, it is highly recommended to undergo periodical medical examinations so that your doctor can timely find a potential health problem.

What diseases can exposure to PFAS on military bases cause?

Cancer is the most terrible disease one can develop as a consequence of PFAS exposure, and it can grow on multiple organs and tissues in the body, depending on where the highest concentration of these toxic chemicals has accumulated. Nonetheless, you can come to struggle with other health issues if you were exposed to PFAS. The following is a complete list of diseases you can develop if you were stationed at Altus Air Force Base, as well as the diagnoses that qualify you for filing a claim:

If you received one of these diagnoses and have a history of PFAS exposure in the military, please contact our experienced attorneys, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation. With over 25 years of experience in handling toxic exposure cases, they will provide you with the assistance you need to obtain the money you deserve for your suffering. Lastly, if you are a woman who was pregnant while staying at Altus Air Force Base and had a child with health problems, you should also give us a call, as you can file a claim for your baby.

Quality legal assistance for people whose health was affected by PFAS exposure in the military

We encourage everyone who developed a disease as a result of PFAS exposure to seek financial compensation, as the responsible parties must be held liable for their negligence. Furthermore, the money you will recover after filing a toxic exposure claim will greatly help you with your medical expenses. If you intend to obtain compensation, all you have to do is contact our legal team, explain your situation, and send us your military and medical records.

After a complete evaluation of your case, we will determine whether you are eligible for compensation. If you are, our experts will begin gathering additional evidence to support your claim, and our lawyers will prepare your claim for submission. Within a few months, you will obtain the largest sum of money you qualify for if you choose to work with us. You will benefit from our legal assistance free of charge unless we recover compensation for you, as our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis.