Bangor Training Site claims

Bangor Training Site claims video

Bangor Training Site is located in Maine. The military facility is just one of the 700 whose environment became contaminated with PFAS over the past decades. These toxic substances, also known as “forever chemicals,” ended up polluting the military installation due to firefighters using AFFF, a fire suppressant containing PFAS, excessively on the site. PFAS exposure is dangerous, as it can cause numerous terrible diseases, including cancer. It is also harmful to the environment, as some of these substances persist for over a thousand years, hence their nickname “forever chemicals.” They are challenging to remove, even with the most advanced technologies. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Bangor Training Site and now struggle with a disease that might be related to toxic exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as you might be eligible to file a claim.

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The PFAS level at the military facility does not exceed the current safe exposure limit of 70 ppt. Still, according to the recently proposed new safe exposure limit, the concentration of PFOA, one of the most harmful chemicals out of this group, is very high. More specifically, it eclipses the new safe exposure limit by 6,250 times. Even exposure to small amounts of PFAS can result in a disease, so veterans and family members who lived at Bangor Training Site should keep a close eye on their health.

What toxic agents are present on Bangor Training Site?

At the moment, the only contaminants of concern lurking on Bangor Training Site are PFAS. Nevertheless, their existence is enough to pose a health threat to service members training and living there. The longer a person stays at the military facility, the more likely they are to develop a serious disease associated with toxic exposure. Out of the PFAS group, which includes over 9,000 chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are the most dangerous, as they have a strong connection with cancer.

The source of “forever chemicals” on Bangor Training Site is military firefighters using AFFF, a highly toxic fire suppressant that releases PFAS with each use. It can sometimes contain up to 98% of these hazardous chemicals. A sliver of hope for service members is the announcement of the Pentagon, according to which AFFF will be replaced with PFAS-free firefighting foam by 2024. While this will prevent further contamination, removing the chemicals from the environment of military bases will take decades.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Bangor Training Site?

It is important for veterans and family members to know that they can file a military base toxic exposure claim only for certain diagnoses. Because there must be a strong connection between their illness and toxic exposure, only some diagnoses can deem them eligible for compensation. Even if they have a qualifying disease, they might still not be able to file a claim, as there are other requirements they have to meet. These are the diagnoses for which veterans and family members who spent one cumulative year or longer at Bangor Training Site can file a claim:

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, our attorneys will gladly evaluate your case to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim. Although the legal process is very complex and tedious, we will strive to simplify it for you, as we understand that struggling with one of the above diseases can be physically and emotionally draining. If you are eligible, we will file your claim as soon as possible, as we prioritize veterans and family members, especially if they have cancer.

Our experienced attorneys can help you file your military base toxic exposure claim

In the unfortunate event that you spent time at Bangor Training Site and now suffer from a disease, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, as they have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to determine whether you are entitled to compensation. As a veteran, you will only need to send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records to have your case evaluated. These documents will also serve as a starting point in filing your claim if you are eligible.

Family members who intend to file a claim will have to provide our legal team with proof of their stay at Bangor Training Site and their medical records. After a thorough assessment, we will let you know if you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you do not have to worry, as you can have a family member assist you, and our compassionate team will also do all in its power to accommodate you. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis.