Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base claims

Located 7 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana, this military base was built in 1941 and is still operational today. Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base was initially established as a training airfield for the U.S. Army Air Forces, and, during World War II, it became a major training and aircraft processing base. The original name of the military base was Baer Army Air Base. Like over 700 military bases across the country, Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base is heavily contaminated with PFAS, among other hazardous agents. If you were stationed at this military site after 1966, when PFAS started being released in the environment by the use of AFFF and developed a disease that is associated with toxic exposure, you should contact our lawyers, as you may be entitled to compensation.

Claim Application

There are numerous activities that have been generating hazardous waste on Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base. However, the most serious is the use of AFFF, a popular fire suppressant, which releases PFAS in the environment. Because PFAS are "forever chemicals", they remain there indefinitely, as they do not break down. Exposure to PFAS can lead to the occurrence of very serious, even life-threatening diseases and occurs via inhalation and ingestion.

What toxic agents are present on Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base?

PFAS are the main contaminants on Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, polluting the air, soil, and groundwater of the military base. Everyone who spends time on this military installation is unavoidably exposed to PFAS, which may greatly endanger their life. The longer your stay at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base is, the higher your risk of coming to struggle with a disease is. Nevertheless, there are other toxic agents lurking on this military base, including the following:

  • cleaners
  • waste oils
  • fuels
  • solvents

The existence of more than one contaminant on the military base only exacerbates the extent of toxic exposure, increasing the risk for people who are stationed there to develop terrible health problems. Military firefighters are the most susceptible to coming to struggle with cancer as a consequence of PFAS exposure from their regular use of AFFF. In fact, the cancer death rate among firefighters is 14% higher than that of the rest of the population, and exposure to PFAS definitely plays a role in this grim statistic.

What health problems can PFAS exposure cause?

As previously mentioned, cancer is the most serious health issue exposure to PFAS can result in and can grow on many organs and tissues in the body, depending on where the largest amount of these chemicals is found. Nonetheless, there are other diagnoses that have a strong causal relation with PFAS exposure. These are all the health problems exposure to PFAS can cause, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible to file a toxic exposure claim:

If you had the misfortune of receiving one of the diagnoses above and were stationed at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, we strongly encourage you to give our legal team a call, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation. Lastly, if you are a woman who was pregnant during her stay at this military base and your baby was subsequently born with health issues, you should also contact us, as you can obtain compensation on behalf of your child.

Quality legal assistance for victims of military toxic exposure

Since 1990, our attorneys have been pursuing financial compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure, and a considerable percentage of our clients are members of the military and their families. If you were stationed at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base and came to struggle with a disease related to PFAS exposure, we will help you file a toxic exposure claim so that you can receive the money you are eligible for from the liable parties.

The only documents you will have to provide our legal team with are your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. Afterward, we will carefully review your case, and if we determine that you qualify for filing a claim, we will begin preparing it for submission. Eventually, you will obtain the largest sum of money available for your diagnosis. However, it is crucial to contact our law firm as soon as you receive your diagnosis, as you could lose your right to compensation otherwise.