Dallas Naval Base claims

Having operated between 1929 and 1998, Dallas Naval Base is located in Texas and was heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals whose main source was aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a fire suppressant used to extinguish class B fires by military personnel. Because exposure to PFAS can result in awful diseases, veterans who were stationed at Dallas Naval Base and their family members can file a personal injury claim to recover the financial compensation they deserve for their injury. However, the help of a specialized attorney is crucial in the process, as filing a toxic exposure claim is a complex task that the injured person cannot complete.

Claim Application

While the effectiveness of AFFF in putting out petroleum and jet fuel fires cannot be denied, the terrible health effects of exposure to the PFAS contain overpower the qualities of this product. Since 1970, AFFF has been used by both military and civilian firefighters to extinguish class B fires.

Furthermore, it would be employed in the training of military firefighters on military bases such as Dallas Naval Base. Because it was released in the atmosphere in large amounts, the PFAS present in AFFF posed a great health danger to the military personnel and their family members stationed at Dallas Naval Base, as a significant number of these people came to struggle with awful diseases following toxic exposure.

What were toxic agents present on Dallas Naval Base?

The PFAS released from the use of AFFF was the only toxic agent present on Dallas Naval Base. Nevertheless, it contaminated the military base greatly, as the fire suppressant would be employed regularly. Two of the most studied chemicals from this group are PFOS and PFOA, both known as forever chemicals, which means that they do not disappear from the environment after release. This makes the removal of these hazardous substances very problematic.

Despite this aspect, the Environmental Protection Agency found multiple ways to remove PFOS and PFOA from the contaminated military bases, a process that is currently ongoing.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Dallas Naval Base?

Exposure to PFAS is correlated with numerous serious diseases. Once inside the body, these hazardous chemicals may affect nearly any organ since they can easily travel through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system. However, only the following diseases qualify you for filing a claim to recover financial compensation:

It is essential to keep in mind that you are still eligible for compensation if you developed any other type of cancer than those listed above. PFAS are known carcinogens, meaning that they can lead to the development of any cancer once inside the body.

If you or a family member who was stationed with you at Dallas Naval Base develops one of these awful diseases, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases, and our attorneys will promptly obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members injured by toxic exposure at Dallas Naval Base

As a law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases, we have over 25 years of professional experience and, if you came to suffer from a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure at Dallas Naval Base, please contact our attorneys, and they will gladly help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your injury. To file a claim as a veteran affected by toxic exposure, you will need to retrieve your military records and your medical records and provide these documents to our legal team.

Similarly, if one of your family members who was stationed with you at this military base developed a disease, they can also file a personal injury claim. However, it is important to know that you must have spent at least one year at Dallas Naval Base to qualify for compensation. If you meet all the criteria, our lawyers will provide you with quality legal assistance in filing a claim with both the military base and the VA so that you will eventually receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.