Camp Navajo claims

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Located in Bellemont, Arizona, this military facility was established in 1942. Camp Navajo is a munitions storage facility, regional training site, and industrial park overseen by the Arizona Army National Guard and managed by the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. The military base is also the location for one of the four Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemeteries. Unfortunately, due to military firefighters using AFFF on the site, Camp Navajo became contaminated with PFAS, a group of highly toxic chemicals. Some can persist in the environment for over a thousand years, causing toxic exposure among service members. However, the diseases exposure to PFAS can result in usually develop within several years to several decades, so veterans who were stationed at Camp Navajo are now at high risk of coming to struggle with serious illnesses. If you are in this unfortunate situation, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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In addition to PFAS, other harmful substances lurked on Camp Navajo, which only worsened the degree of toxic exposure among service members. While the PFOS and PFOA level at the military base is below the current safe exposure limit, they exceed the recently proposed maximum limits of the Environmental Protection Agency. According to these safety limits, which were proposed in the summer of 2022, the PFOS level exceeds the safe limit by 885 times, whereas the PFOA level eclipses it by 950 times.

What toxic agents are present on Camp Navajo?

Although PFAS are the most concerning toxic agents present on Camp Navajo, other contaminants of concern were lurking there, exacerbating toxic exposure among those living on the military base. In 1994, the following hazardous chemicals were found at Camp Navajo:

  • perchlorate
  • explosives
  • semi-volatile organics
  • heavy metals

Still, in 2016, munitions and explosives of concern, munitions debris, and contaminated soils were removed, and so were surface and subsurface munitions and munitions debris in the buffer area surrounding the open burning/open detonation facility. Even so, the environment of Camp Navajo is not completely safe at the moment due to the existence of PFAS.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Camp Navajo?

Even though toxic exposure can cause numerous diseases, veterans and family members who are seeking compensation should know that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible to file a claim. Because their illness must have a strong association with toxic exposure that can also be supported by medical evidence, only the following diagnoses can make you entitled to financial compensation if you spent at least one cumulative year at Camp Navajo:

If you struggle with one of the above diseases and lived at Camp Navajo as a veteran or a family member of one, we encourage you to get in touch with our experienced attorneys. Many of our clients are veterans in your situation, and we have been providing quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims for over 30 years. The legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as we understand that suffering from a serious disease can be very overwhelming.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members exposed to toxic agents at Camp Navajo

Our attorneys have what it takes to offer you the legal assistance you need if you were stationed at Camp Navajo and developed a disease related to toxic exposure. To initiate the process as a veteran, you will only have to send our legal team your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records stating your diagnosis. Family members will have to send in evidence of their stay at the military base and their medical records.

After a careful review of your situation, you will know if you are entitled to financial compensation. If you are, we will promptly begin working on your claim, as we are aware that many veterans and family members need extra money to afford the healthcare and treatment they need, which is often expensive. Eventually, if our endeavors are successful, you might obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your unjust suffering.