Fairchild AFB claims

Fairchild AFB claims video

Located in eastern Washington, approximately 12 miles southwest of Spokane, this military base was established in 1942 and is still operational today. The host unit at Fairchild Air Force Base is the 92nd Air Refueling Wing assigned to the Air Mobility Command's Eighteenth Air Force. Initially, the military installation was named Spokane Army Air Depot. Fairchild Air Force Base is heavily contaminated with PFAS, which is the result of military firefighters using the fire suppressant AFFF regularly. These chemicals are highly toxic both to the environment and health, as they have a strong association with serious diseases such as cancer. Everyone who lived at Fairchild Air Force Base after 1967 was inevitably exposed to PFAS, so veterans should keep a close eye on their health, as diseases caused by toxic exposure can take over a decade to occur. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at this military base and now suffer from a disease, please contact our law firm, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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Since 1967, military firefighters have been using AFFF to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. Still, this fire suppressant is very dangerous, as it contains between 50% to 98% PFAS. These substances are also known as "forever chemicals," as they persist in the environment for a very long time and are challenging to remove even with the most innovative technologies. At Fairchild Air Force Base, the current PFAS level exceeds the current safe exposure limit by almost 2,340 times. Exposure to such a tremendous amount of "forever chemicals" can easily result in serious, life-threatening diseases in veterans and family members who lived there.

What toxic agents are lurking on Fairchild AFB?

While PFAS are the main contaminants of concern at Fairchild AFB, there might be other toxic agents lurking on the military base. The presence of multiple hazardous substances only worsens the degree of toxic exposure among service members. These are other harmful agents that might contaminate the military facility:

  • arsenic
  • bromodichloromethane
  • radium
  • chloroform
  • bromoform
  • manganese
  • barium
  • trihalomethanes

Fairchild Air Force Base is a Superfund site, which means the Environmental Protection Agency is currently performing cleanup activities at the military base. Some of the cleanup activities that have been completed included the installation of a landfill cap, excavation, and landfarming to address some soil contamination, land use controls, soil vapor extraction, and in situ chemical oxidation.

What diseases can toxic exposure at Fairchild AFB cause?

Veterans and family members who intend to file a military base toxic exposure claim should know that only some diagnoses might deem them eligible. This is because their disease must have a strong connection with toxic exposure, which can also be supported by medical literature. Even with a qualifying diagnosis, they might still not be entitled to compensation, as there are other eligibility criteria they must meet. The following are the diseases for which veterans and family members who lived at Fairchild Air Force Base for at least one cumulative year can file a claim:

Our attorneys have been dedicating their endeavors to pursuing financial compensation for toxic exposure victims since 1990. They have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you find out whether you are eligible to file a claim. The legal process is simple and will take place over the phone. We request minimal involvement on behalf of toxic exposure victims, as we understand that struggling with a serious disease can often be physically and emotionally draining.

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

With over 30 years of experience in filing toxic exposure claims, we are ready to help you determine if you are entitled to financial compensation. Veterans who intend to file a claim will only have to provide our legal team with their military records, which they must retrieve, and their medical records. Family members will need to send in evidence of their stay at Fairchild Air Force Base in addition to their medical records.

After we carefully assess your case, you will know if you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed, as we know that many veterans and family members need additional money to afford their treatment, which can be very expensive. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you do not have to worry, as our compassionate team will do all in its power to simplify it for you.