Barksdale Air Force Base claims

Barksdale Air Force Base was built in 1931, and its early flying operations took off one year later. The base was named after WWI aviator and test pilot Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale and was officially opened in 1933. Located in Northwestern Louisiana, Barksdale Air Force Base is a primary Air Force Global Strike Command base with an essential part in national defense. The host unit is the oldest bomb wing in the Air Force. The 2d Bomb Wing (2BW) provides exceptional combat capability, maintains a global elite force of expeditionary Airmen, and trains crews capable of executing nuclear and conventional combat missions. Like hundreds of other military bases throughout the U.S., PFAS are lurking in the environment of Barksdale Air Force Base. For this reason, countless veterans developed severe diseases due to toxic exposure, as well as their family members stationed on Barksdale Air Force Base.

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This station is 11th on the Environmental Working Group's list of the top 100 most polluted military bases. The last test performed in 2019 revealed an onsite PFAS concentration of 1,100,000 parts per trillion and detected PFOA and PFOS, among others.

Because the military personnel in training at Barksdale Air Force Base had to use aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires, heavy PFAS contamination occurred on the site. While groundwater, soil, and surface water cleanup activities are not finalized, site inspection and risk evaluation are completed, and the area is monitored continuously.

What toxic agents are present on Barksdale Air Force Base?

The group of per- and polyfluorinated substances – or PFAS – is the primary contaminant on Barksdale Air Force Base. The source of these chemicals is AFFF, the fire suppressant used by military firefighters and trainees to put out class B fires. Two of the most prevalent contaminants from this group are PFOS and PFOA, or "forever chemicals," meaning that they persist once released into the environment.

The high levels of PFAS present on Barksdale Air Force Base are a significant cause for concern, as exposure can severely endanger the health of military members stationed there. Furthermore, the family members who also spent time with them at Barksdale Air Force Base may come to struggle with a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Barksdale Air Force Base?

Toxic exposure can lead to severe health issues over the years; that is why today, many veterans are struggling with terrible illnesses. There is no doubt that the most dreadful disease that PFAS exposure can result in is cancer, which can affect different organs and tissues in the body. The following are the health conditions that toxic exposure can cause, as well as the diagnoses that determine your eligibility to file a claim if you were stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base:

If you were part of the military and had the misfortune of receiving any of these diagnoses, please contact our experienced law firm to recover the financial compensation you deserve. Women who were pregnant during their time spent at Barksdale Air Force Base and gave birth to a child with health problems can also file a toxic exposure claim.

Quality legal assistance for victims of military toxic exposure at Barksdale Air Force Base

Our resourceful legal team has been offering assistance to victims of toxic exposure for nearly three decades. If you were injured by PFAS exposure that occurred at Barksdale Air Force Base, don't hesitate to get in touch with our law firm to recover the financial compensation you are eligible for.

We will only need some documents from you to commence the legal process, such as your military and medical records. We will thoroughly handle the rest so that you can receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injury. However, keep in mind that toxic exposure claims have a statute of limitation of three years or less, so it is advisable to contact us as soon as you learn about your diagnosis.