Jacksonville Naval Base claims

Established in 1940, the military base is located in Duval County, Florida, within the city limits of Jacksonville, and is part of Jacksonville Naval Complex, a collection of Navy Bases in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area that also refer to Naval Station Mayport, Naval Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse, and Naval Air Station Cecil Field. At the moment, the name of the military base is Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Since military firefighters would employ aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires, heavy contamination with PFAS occurred at Jacksonville Naval Base. PFAS are a group of hazardous chemicals, exposure to which can lead to the development of numerous awful diseases, and health issues. If you are a veteran or the family member of one who was stationed at this military base after 1970 and came to struggle with a disease, please contact our law firm to recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Claim Application

The Environmental Protection Agency deemed Jacksonville Naval Base a Superfund site in 1989 as a consequence of the heavy contamination with PFAS that occurred on the military base. Over 3,000 warning letters were sent to residents living nearby, as they were at great risk of toxic exposure as well. At the moment, the agency is still striving to clean up the site, as PFAS are known as forever chemicals, which means that they are very difficult to remove from the environment. Nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency found a way to remove these harmful substances from the site.

Today, everyone who was exposed to PFAS while spending time on Jacksonville Naval Base is eligible for compensation if they came to struggle with a disease related to toxic exposure.

What toxic agents were present on Jacksonville Naval Base?

The use of AFFF to put out class B fires by military firefighters is the main culprit behind the heavy contamination with PFAS occurring at Jacksonville Naval Base. While this fire suppressant is very effective, the chemicals it contains are highly carcinogenic and exposure, which occurs by inhalation or ingestion, can lead to the development of numerous terrible diseases and health problems.

It is worthy of note that, if you were exposed to PFAS, you may not immediately develop a disease, as once inside the body, these hazardous substances gradually cause damage to the organ or tissue they reached. Thereby, several years may pass until disease occurs in the body.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Jacksonville Naval Base?

There is a strong causal relationship between exposure to PFAS and a series of awful diseases, particularly cancer. Nonetheless, exposure to this group of harmful chemicals can also lead to the development of other serious health issues. It is important to know that once PFAS are inside the body, they cannot be eliminated, as they are forever chemicals.

Therefore, the risk of developing a disease as a consequence of exposure is very high. The following are the diseases and health problems associated with exposure to PFAS, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for compensation:

It is essential to keep in mind that, if you struggle with any other type of cancer, you are still eligible for compensation, since there is a strong connection between exposure to PFAS and malignant diseases.

Consequently, if you were stationed at Jacksonville Naval Base after 1970 and now suffer from cancer, regardless of the location of the disease in the body, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members injured by toxic exposure at Jacksonville Naval Base

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, our legal team is ready to provide you with quality legal assistance in recovering the compensation you are entitled to if you are a victim of toxic exposure. Whether you are a veteran who was stationed at Jacksonville Naval Base or the family member of one who spent time at this military base with them, we will help you obtain the maximum compensation you are eligible for from the liable party.

Your involvement in the legal process will be minimal, as you will only have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our attorneys to be used as evidence to support your claim. If you are a veteran, your claim will be filed both with Jacksonville Naval Base and with the VA. However, it is important to know that, in order to qualify for compensation, you must have spent at least one year at this military base. For additional information, please contact our law firm and we will promptly answer your questions.