Castle Air Force Base claims

Castle Air Force Base claims video

As a former U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command base located northeast of Atwater in California, this military base was established in 1941. It is no longer operational today, as it was shut down in 1995. The airfield provided basic air training for beginning pilots and crewmen. Many pilots and crews were trained at Castle Air Force Base during the war, including a number of Women Airforce Service Pilots. Now, the military base is contaminated with PFAS and other toxic agents, but it is a Superfund site, which means the Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out cleanup activities at the site to remove all dangerous substances. Cleanups have taken place on approximately 16 sites with soil contamination to expedite cleanup and property reuse. If you are a veteran who was stationed at Castle Air Force Base and now struggle with a disease, you should give our law firm a call, as you might be entitled to financial compensation.

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The main contaminants lurking on Castle Air Force Base are PFAS, which came from military firefighters regularly using the fire suppressant AFFF. It contains between 50% and 98% of these dangerous chemicals. PFAS are often referred to as "forever chemicals" because once they end up in the environment, they can persist for over a thousand years. Similarly, once they enter the body, it takes several years for the level to go down by half. The current PFAS level at Castle Air Force Base is 2,598,770 ppt, which is extremely high, exceeding the safe exposure limit by over 37,000 times.

What toxic agents are present on Castle Air Force Base?

In addition to PFAS, there have been dozens of other toxic agents identified at Castle Air Force Base by the Environmental Protection Agency. Their presence only increased the degree of toxic exposure service members experienced, which greatly increases their risk of developing serious illnesses. The following are only some of the harmful substances found on the military installation:

  • benzene
  • cadmium
  • ethylbenzene
  • antimony
  • diesel fuel
  • arsenic
  • barium
  • manganese
  • lead
  • chloroform
  • dibutyl phthalate
  • mercury
  • toluene
  • xylene
  • trichloroethylene
  • nickel

Exposure to so many toxic agents can lead to the development of cancer several years or even decades later, so veterans who stayed at Castle Air Force Base should keep a close eye on their health and undergo regular screenings. In the unfortunate case that they come to struggle with a disease, they should contact our law firm, as we might be able to help them obtain compensation.

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

While there are numerous health problems that can stem from toxic exposure, it is important for veterans to know that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible to file a claim. This is because there must be a strong association between toxic exposure and their illnesses. These are the diseases for which veterans who were stationed at Castle Air Force Base for at least 1 cumulative year can seek financial compensation:

If you have one of the above diagnoses, we encourage you to contact our skilled attorneys, who have been taking up toxic exposure cases for over 30 years. They will promptly let you know whether you meet all the eligibility requirements to file a military base toxic exposure claim. Your involvement in the legal process will be minimal, as we understand how difficult struggling with a disease like cancer can be.

File your military base toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our experienced attorneys

Since 1990, we have been dedicating our endeavors to assisting toxic exposure victims to recover the compensation they were entitled to, and many of our clients are veterans. Our attorneys have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you determine whether you qualify to file a claim. The only documents we will need from you to evaluate your case are your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. If you are the family member of a veteran who lived at the military base and now struggle with a disease, you might also be eligible to file a claim.

Family members will only have to send us evidence of their stay at Castle Air Force Base and their medical records. After a careful review of your case, we will let you know if you are entitled to financial compensation. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed, as we are aware that many struggle financially due to the high cost of cancer treatment. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you should not worry, as our compassionate team will take care of the most demanding matters on your behalf.