Eareckson AFB claims

Eareckson AFB claims video

Currently known as Eareckson Air Station, this military base is located on the island of Shemya in Alaska. It was established in 1943. The original name of the military installation was Shemya Air Force Base. Eareckson Air Station is situated on the western tip of the Aleutian Islands near the larger island of Attu, lying roughly 1500 miles southwest of Anchorage. Over the past few decades, the military facility became heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of 9,000 toxic chemicals, due to firefighters using the fire suppressant AFFF regularly. Exposure to these harmful substances is responsible for many crippling diseases, including cancer, and it is dangerous even in low doses. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who lived at Eareckson AFB and now struggle with a disease that might be related to toxic exposure, we encourage you to contact our law firm, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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The most harmful chemicals from the PFAS group are PFOS and PFOA, as they have a strong association with many cancers. Eareckson Air Force Base has a grim legacy of environmental contamination, as these substances lurk on the installation in a concentration of 10,320 ppt, which exceeds the safe exposure limit by over 147 times. While the military facility is a Superfund site, cleanup activities are not currently performed at Eareckson AFB, as it has not been added to the National Priorities List by the Environmental Protection Agency.

What toxic agents are present on Eareckson AFB?

At the moment, PFAS are the only contaminants of concern present on Eareckson Air Force Base. The current safe exposure limit is 70 ppt, but recently, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed substantially lower limits for PFOS and PFOA, specifically 0,02 ppt for the former and 0,004 for the latter. According to the proposed rule, the PFOS level at the military base is 500,000 times over the safe limit, whereas the PFOA level eclipses it by 80,000 times.

Due to the military's activity, other toxic agents might be found at Eareckson Air Force Base, such as pesticides, heavy metals, and radioactive materials. Veterans who lived at the military base should closely monitor their health, as they have a high risk of developing terrible diseases. They should inform their doctor about their history of toxic exposure and undergo periodical screenings. It is important to note that many diseases caused by PFAS exposure take over a decade to develop.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Eareckson AFB?

Even if toxic exposure can result in numerous health problems, only certain diagnoses might deem veterans and their family members eligible to file a claim. This is because their illness must have a strong connection with toxic exposure, which can also be supported by medical evidence. Still, having a diagnosis related to military toxic exposure might not be enough, as there are other requirements victims have to meet. The following are the diagnoses for which those stationed at Eareckson AFB for at least one cumulative year can file a claim:

If you are in this unfortunate situation, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, who have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, including many veterans, for over three decades. Because we understand how physically and emotionally draining suffering from one of these diseases can be, we will strive to make the legal process as simple as possible for you, as our compassionate team will take care of the most complex and demanding aspects on your behalf.

Our skilled attorneys can help you file a military base toxic exposure claim

With over 30 years of experience in toxic exposure cases, our law firm can offer you the legal assistance you need if you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Eareckson Air Force Base and now struggle with a disease. To initiate the process, all you have to do is contact our attorneys and send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records stating your diagnosis.

Family members who intend to file a claim will have to provide our legal team with evidence of their stay at the military base and their medical records. After a thorough assessment of your case, we will let you know whether you are entitled to financial compensation. Eligible individuals will have their claims filed as soon as possible, as we know that many toxic exposure victims have a difficult time affording the treatment they need.