Fort Gordon claims

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Established in 1941, this military base is located southwest of Augusta, Georgia. It is the current home of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, U.S. Army Cyber Command, and the Cyber Center of Excellence. The military base was formerly known as Camp Gordon. It was the home of The Provost Marshal General School and Civil Affairs School. Unfortunately, the military facility became contaminated with PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals, due to firefighters using AFFF regularly. This fire suppressant contains between 50% and 98% PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” Not only are these substances dangerous for the environment but also to the health of those who spent time at Fort Gordon, as exposure is responsible for many terrible diseases. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who lived at this military base and now suffer from a disease that might be related to toxic exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as you might be eligible to file a claim.

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At the moment, the PFAS level in the environment of Fort Gordon does not exceed the current safe exposure limit. Still, the concentration of PFOA and PFOS is significantly over the new safe exposure limits proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. These chemicals are the most harmful out of the PFAS group, as they have a strong association with cancer. While the PFOA level exceeds the new safe exposure limit by 1,375 times, the PFOS level eclipses it by 145 times. Veterans and family members who spent time at Fort Gordon should keep a close eye on their health and seek medical attention as soon as they notice unusual symptoms, as they are at high risk of developing a serious disease.

What toxic agents are lurking on Fort Gordon?

Right now, PFAS are the only contaminants polluting the environment of Fort Gordon. Nevertheless, their presence alone is enough to endanger the health of service members currently stationed there. Veterans and family members who lived at the military base are also at risk of coming to struggle with a disease, as exposure to PFAS usually results in a disease within several years to several decades from the first contact with these chemicals.

The source of PFAS on nearly all military bases nationwide, including Fort Gordon, is firefighters using the dangerous fire suppressant AFFF. With each use, it releases tremendous amounts of “forever chemicals” into the environment, where they can persist for over a thousand years. PFAS are difficult to remove, even with the most advanced technologies. A sliver of hope for service members is that the Pentagon announced it will cease using AFFF by 2024.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Fort Gordon?

Veterans and family members who intend to file a claim for toxic exposure at Fort Gordon should know that only certain diagnoses might deem them eligible. This is because, even if toxic exposure can be responsible for many health problems, only some diseases have a strong connection with it. Even if you have a qualifying diagnosis, you might still not be entitled to compensation, as there are other criteria you must meet. The following are the diagnoses for which veterans and family members who spent at least one cumulative year at Fort Gordon might be eligible to file a claim:

If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, who have been handling this kind of claim for over 30 years. The legal process is simple and will require minimal involvement on your part, as we understand that struggling with one of the above diseases can be overwhelming. We will carefully evaluate your case to determine if you are entitled to financial compensation, and eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed to obtain the money they deserve.

Our diligent attorneys can help you file your military base toxic exposure claim

Since 1990, we have been dedicating our endeavors to assisting toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans. In the regrettable event that you developed a disease after spending time at Fort Gordon, we are ready to help you find out whether you are entitled to financial compensation. Veterans will only have to send in their military records, which they must retrieve, and their medical records. Family members affected by toxic exposure will need to submit evidence of their stay at the military base in addition to their medical records.

After a thorough and careful assessment, we will let you know if you can file a military base toxic exposure claim. Eligible individuals will have their claims filed as soon as possible, especially if they have cancer, as we understand that many veterans and family members need extra money to afford treatment, which can be very expensive. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not have to pay us anything unless we obtain compensation for you. If our efforts are successful, you will recover the money you deserve for your suffering.