Homestead Air Reserve Base claims

Formerly known as Homestead Air Force Base, this military base was founded in 1942 and is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, to the northeast of the city of Homestead, hence the name of the installation. In 1992, it was torn down by Hurricane Andrew, but it was subsequently rebuilt. Homestead Air Reserve Base was originally set up as a base for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. It was reopened during the Cold War as a Strategic Air Command installation, and today, it remains operational. However, this military base is contaminated with PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals that can lead to the development of numerous harrowing diseases. If you spent time during active service at Homestead Air Reserve base after 1966 and struggle with a health problem that may have a connection with PFAS exposure, we encourage you to give us a call, as you may be entitled to compensation.

Claim Application

At the moment, Homestead Air Reserve Base is a Superfund site, as numerous other contaminants of concern than PFAS were found lurking in the environment of the installation by the Environmental Protection Agency. Consequently, there are relentless cleanup activities ongoing at the military base, whose purpose is to mitigate the presence of all the toxic agents polluting Homestead Air Reserve Base.

What toxic agents are present on Homestead Air Reserve Base?

PFAS are the main contaminants present on Homestead Air Reserve Base, and the source of these chemicals is the use of AFFF by military firefighters and trainees to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires. This is a fire suppressant that, interestingly, was invented by the U.S. Navy together with the 3M company in 1966. Since then, it has been widely employed by both civilian and military firefighters. The problem with AFFF is that it contains a high concentration of PFAS, which are "forever chemicals". As soon as they spread throughout the environment, they persist and do not break down. For this reason, the cleanup efforts of organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency are necessary to remediate the issue.

In addition to PFAS, the Environmental Protection Agency found the following toxic agents polluting Homestead Air Reserve Base:

  • aluminum
  • antimony
  • arsenic
  • barium
  • benzene
  • cadmium
  • chloroform
  • chromium
  • chrysene
  • cyanide
  • lead
  • manganese
  • mercury
  • nickel
  • vanadium
  • zinc

Naturally, the presence of so many toxic agents on the premises of Homestead Air Reserve Base endangers the health of military members stationed there to a tremendous extent. Exposure to most of these contaminants is associated with cancer, among other serious health issues. If you were stationed at this military installation, please keep a close eye on your health, as you are at high risk of developing health problems. Periodical visits to the doctor are highly recommended to people who were stationed at Homestead Air Reserve Base for more than a couple of months.

What diseases can I develop as a result of PFAS exposure?

Plenty of diseases have a strong link to PFAS exposure, the most terrible being cancer, which can affect a wide range of body parts, depending on where the largest amount of these chemicals is inside you. Nevertheless, there are many other diseases and health issues than cancer that can occur as a consequence of prolonged exposure to PFAS, which are the following:

It is very important to know that these are also the diagnoses that qualify you for filing a toxic exposure claim. Accordingly, if you struggle with one of these health problems, you should give our legal team a call and explain your situation, as you are most likely entitled to compensation from the liable AFFF manufacturers. Finally, if you were stationed at Homestead Air Reserve Base as a pregnant woman and you had a child with health issues, you should also contact us, as you can recover compensation on behalf of your baby.

File a toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our experienced attorneys if your health was affected by PFAS

If you had the misfortune of receiving a diagnosis as a consequence of heavy exposure to PFAS in the military, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure and have been dedicating their endeavors to offering quality legal assistance to people in your situation for over 25 years. You should give us a call, explain your situation, and subsequently provide our attorneys with your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

We will evaluate your case to establish whether you are eligible to file a toxic exposure claim. If we find that you are, our lawyers will quickly begin preparing your claim for submission, while our legal experts will conduct in-depth research to discover additional proof for your case. Your participation in the legal process will be minimal, as we know how overwhelming and distressing having to deal with a serious health problem is. Eventually, you will receive the largest sum of money available for your diagnosis from the responsible parties.