Kirtland Air Force Base claims

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Kirtland Air Force Base, named after aviator Colonel Roy C. Kirtland in 1942, is located in the southeast area of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and serves as a civil and military airport, being the sixth largest Air Force installation. The host organization is the 377th Air Base Wing, executing American airpower support operations with around 22,000 active duty and reserve personnel for more than a hundred partners. The significant missions of Kirtland Air Force Base include researching, developing, and testing non-traditional weapons, aircraft training, and munitions maintenance. Nevertheless, an essential aspect to consider is that Kirtland Air Force Base is currently contaminated with PFAS, a group of fabricated chemicals stemming from the use of aqueous film-forming foam and linked to an increased risk of cancer, immune system troubles, and organ problems.

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The U.S. Air Force has already initiated soil excavation and water treating actions, but the work is still in progress. The cleanup process at Kirtland Air Force Base is focused on preventing the spread of the contamination beyond the facility’s boundaries and towards community water wells.

While AFFF has been considered very effective in extinguishing petroleum and jet fuel fires for more than six decades of use, it has been recently proven that it poses a great risk to the environment and human health. The considerable amounts of “forever chemicals” it releases are extremely toxic due to their persistence and consequences.

What are the toxic agents present on Kirtland Air Force Base?

PFAS values above recommended exposure levels represent an increased risk of contamination among members of the military and neighboring residents of Kirtland Air Force Base altogether. The health dangers arising from the presence of the two most prevalent chemicals, PFOS and PFOA, are amplified by many other contaminants that the Environmental Working Group found on the military base:

  • arsenic
  • bromodichloromethane
  • bromoform
  • chromium
  • dibromoacetic acid
  • dibromochloromethane
  • haloacetic acids
  • uranium
  • total trihalomethanes

All these carcinogenic substances on Kirtland Air Force Base intensify the magnitude of toxic exposure among service members stationed here and people living in nearby areas, as inhalation or ingestion can lead to severe diseases.

What diseases can PFAS exposure cause?

The Environmental Protection Agency deems both PFOA and PFOS as “emerging contaminants,” known to generate adverse health effects, cancer being the most dreadful one. Other medical conditions you can develop as a result of PFAS exposure during your time at Kirtland Air Force Base are:

If you recently received any of these diagnoses, we strongly advise you to get in touch with our legal team right away, as you may be qualified for filing a toxic exposure claim with the VA and for personal injury as well; therefore, the assistance of an experienced lawyer can make a tremendous difference in maximizing the amount of reparations you deserve. Women who were pregnant while staying at Kirtland Air Force Base and gave birth to children with health problems may also be eligible for compensation.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members suffering from toxic exposure at Kirtland Air Force Base

Everyone who developed a disease due to PFAS exposure should seek financial compensation. We are here to help you navigate every step of the process so that you can eventually obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to for your suffering. To initiate the legal process, you only have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our attorneys. Our legal team will carefully take care of the rest on your behalf. We encourage you to give our law firm a call as soon as you receive your diagnosis, as if you postpone taking action, you could lose your right to compensation.