Eielson Air Force Base claims

Named in honor of the polar pilot Carl Ben Eielson, this military base is located approximately 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, and was established in 1943 to train and equip soldiers for close air support of ground troops in arctic environments. Eielson Air Force Base covers 19,700 acres, mostly forest, wetlands, lakes, and ponds. In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency was listed as a Superfund site due to the heavy contamination with various toxic agents. Today, veterans and their family members who were stationed with them at Eielson Air Force Base and who developed a disease due to toxic exposure can file a personal injury claim with the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in this area of practice to recover the compensation they deserve.

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Over 5,500 people lived on Eielson Air Force Base during the last century. The military training of recruits involved aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a very effective but toxic fire suppressant, as it contains PFAS, a group of hazardous chemicals.

Once these substances are released into the environment, they remain there forever, which is why they are often referred to as forever chemicals. Exposure to PFAS can lead to multiple serious diseases since these chemicals are known carcinogens. As a result, numerous veterans and their family members struggled with awful diseases following exposure to PFAS. Nevertheless, there were also other toxic agents present on Eielson Air Force Base in addition to PFAS.

What toxic agents were present on Eielson Air Force Base?

While PFAS were the primary contaminant lurking on Eielson Air Force Base, other toxic agents present as well on this military base, which can increase the risk of developing a serious disease. However, it is important to know that it may take several years following toxic exposure for a disease to occur since hazardous chemicals gradually damage the organs and tissues they reach in the body. The following were the other toxic agents present on Eielson Air Force Base during the last century:

  • benzene
  • xylene
  • petroleum
  • toluene
  • polychlorinated biphenyl
  • tetrachloroethylene
  • lead
  • volatile organic compounds
  • dioxins

If you were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base and experience distressing symptoms, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure.

Similarly, if one of the family members who were stationed with you at this military base notices a new onset of symptoms, please visit a doctor. Again, the risk of coming to suffer from a serious disease due to toxic exposure is high.

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

Exposure to PFAS and other toxic agents is linked to numerous awful diseases, which may occur immediately or several years after you came in contact with the hazardous chemicals. Therefore, if you were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base, it is crucial to look out for symptoms and seek medical attention as soon as you notice that something is not right with your health.

The following diseases have a strong causal relationship with exposure to the toxic agents present on Eielson Air Force Base:

It is worthy of note that if you develop any other type of cancer, you are still eligible for filing a personal injury claim against Eielson Air Force Base, as well as a VA claim if you are a veteran since exposure to the toxic agents present on this military base has a strong link to malignant diseases.

Therefore, regardless of the cancer type, you struggle with, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases. We will gladly help you recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members injured by toxic exposure at Eielson Air Force Base

In the regrettable event that you or a family member developed a disease following toxic exposure that occurred while you were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm and let our attorneys help you file a claim to obtain the maximum financial compensation you are eligible for.

However, it is important to know that you must have spent at least one year on this military base to qualify for compensation. With over 25 years of professional experience, our attorneys will file a claim with both Eielson Air Force Base and with the VA so that you can receive the money you deserve for your injury. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, and we will promptly answer all your questions and address all your concerns.