Minot Air Force Base claims

Located in Ward County, North Dakota, this U.S. Air Force installation was built in 1957 and is still operational today. The military base currently has a population of 5,521 and is home to 2 major wings, namely the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, both of which belong to the Air Force Global Strike Command. Minot Air Force Base was named for the nearby city, which is situated 13 miles south of the military base. There are also 2 elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school on the premises of the military base. Unfortunately, the environment of Minot Air Force Base is extremely contaminated with PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals. As a consequence, everyone who is stationed there can develop serious health problems due to toxic exposure. If you came to suffer from a disease after spending time at Minot Air Force Base, you should give our legal team a call, as you are most likely eligible for compensation.

Claim Application

While the permissible and relatively safe limit of PFAS in the environment is 70 parts per trillion, the Environmental Working Group found the level of these chemicals to be 453,000 parts per trillion on Minot Air Force Base, which is very alarming. Because the extent of contamination with PFAS on the military base was so severe, the Environmental Protection Agency deemed the area a Superfund site and has been making great efforts to remove the hazardous agents from it.

What toxic agents are lurking on Minot Air Force Base?

The only contaminants whose concentration in the environment of Minot Air Force Base is above the safe limit are PFAS, whose source on the military base was the use of AFFF. This is a very efficient fire suppressant that can easily put out fires stemming from flammable liquids or gases and, interestingly, was developed by the U.S. Navy. However, because it contains a large amount of PFAS, it is highly dangerous, particularly for military firefighters and trainees. Nowadays, AFFF is widely employed by both civilian and military firefighters. The presence of just one contaminant on the site of the military base should not make you breathe a sigh of relief, as it is enough to lead to toxic exposure among the people who live there.

It is worthy of note that several other contaminants were found on Minot Air Force Base, but they are not a cause for concern, as their concentration is below the permissible limit. Nevertheless, organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency keep a close eye on their levels, as they may increase in the near future. The other contaminants are the following:

  • bromoform
  • copper
  • dibromoacetic acid
  • haloacetic acids
  • dibromochloromethane
  • trihalomethanes

If you spent time on Minot Air Force Base, either as a member of the military or as a family member of one, we advise you to pay close attention to your health and undergo periodic medical examinations, as your risk of developing a serious disease is high. It is extremely important to let your doctor know that you have a history of toxic exposure, as if they have this information, they will know exactly what to look for when evaluating your health. In the regrettable case that you received a terrible diagnosis, please contact our law firm to recover the compensation you deserve.

What are the health issues exposure to PFAS on Minot Air Force Base can lead to?

Toxic exposure has a very strong connection with cancer, and, thereby, people who were stationed at Minot Air Force Base have a great chance to develop it. There are numerous malignant diseases exposure to these harmful agents can result in, depending on where the highest concentration of PFAS is in the body. Nonetheless, exposure to PFAS can cause other diseases as well. The following is a complete list of the health issues you can experience as a consequence of PFAS exposure, as well as the diagnoses that qualify you for compensation:

If you had the misfortune of being diagnosed with one of these harrowing diseases, please contact our resourceful legal team, who will assist you with filing a toxic exposure claim. This process will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that people with such awful health problems need plenty of time to rest, take care of themselves, and undergo treatment. Lastly, if you were pregnant during your stay at Minot Air Force Base and your baby was born with a health issue, you should also give us a call, as you can recover compensation for your child.

File your toxic exposure claim with the help of our specialized attorneys

Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure, having been pursuing compensation for people injured by hazardous agents since 1990. With a strong scientific background, our lawyers will help you file a toxic exposure claim if you were stationed at Minot Air Force Base and came to suffer from a disease related to PFAS exposure. What you have to do is give our legal team a call, explain your situation, and then send us the documents we will request, which are proof of your military service or stay at the military base and evidence of the diagnosis.

We will thoroughly evaluate your circumstances of PFAS exposure to eventually determine whether you are entitled to compensation. If you are, our skilled attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim, while our legal experts will conduct in-depth research to discover additional information to support your case. Within several months after claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation you are eligible for from the liable parties. It is very important to remember that toxic exposure claims have a statute of limitations, which is why it is best to reach out to us as soon as you receive the bad news.