Moody Air Force Base claims

Built in 1941 as Moody Field, this military base is located near Valdosta, Georgia, and is still operational today. Moody Air Force Base covers 4.1 square miles and in 2010, there were 886 people stationed there. However, after 1970, heavy contamination with PFAS occurred at Moody Air Force Base, since military personnel who were in training had to use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, to extinguish class B fires. The PFAS in this fire suppressant, which is highly carcinogenic, were released in the environment by the employment of AFFF, where they persist forever since they are known as forever chemicals. For this reason, veterans who were stationed at Moody Air Force Base and developed a disease as a result of toxic exposure are entitled to financial compensation.

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Since 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency has been striving to remove the PFAS that lurk on Moody Air Force Base, a process that is still ongoing. While this group of hazardous substances is known as forever chemicals, the agency found a way to remove PFAS from the environment and is working to remediate the issue. If you are a veteran who was stationed at Moody Air Force Base and came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, which will help you file a personal injury claim, as well as a VA claim, to recover the maximum financial compensation you qualify for. Similarly, if you are the family member of a veteran who spent time at this military base after 1970 and became ill as a result of exposure to PFAS, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys to obtain the money you deserve for your injury.

What toxic agents were present on Moody Air Force Base?

While the PFAS that were released by the use of AFFF are the only contaminant at Moody Air Force Base, their concentration in the environment is very high and thereby poses a great health danger to everyone who is stationed there. Two of the most studied chemicals from this group are PFOS and PFOA, both carcinogenic to humans. Exposure to these toxic agents occurs by inhalation or ingestion and can eventually lead to the development of serious diseases. By employing AFFF to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires, military firefighters would release large amounts of PFAS in the environment, which would remain there forever. If you suffer from a disease you suspect is the result of your stay at Moody Air Force Base, we strongly advise you to give our law firm a call and we will promptly help you file a claim to recover the compensation you are eligible for.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Moody Air Force Base?

There are numerous diseases and health issues that have a strong causal relation to exposure to PFAS since these chemicals are very harmful and once they are inside the body, they can easily travel to various organs and tissues through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system. The following are the diseases and health problems you can develop following toxic exposure at Moody Air Force Base, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a personal injury claim:

It is important to know that if you have any other cancer and were stationed at Moody Air Force Base after 1970, you are still eligible for filing a claim, as exposure to PFAS has a strong connection with a wide range of malignant diseases. Therefore, regardless of the type of cancer you are struggling with, our attorneys can still help you seek the financial compensation you deserve. Because the process of filing a claim, both for personal injury and with the VA, is very complex, the assistance of a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure is essential.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members injured by toxic exposure at Moody Air Force 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 the unfortunate event that you came to struggle with a disease as a result of exposure to the PFAS present on Moody Air Force Base. After a thorough case review, we will gather evidence to support your claim, which will be filed both with the military base and with the VA, and you will eventually receive the money you deserve for your injury. It is important to know, however, that in order to become eligible for filing a claim, you must have spent at least one year at Moody Air Force Base. The same applies to the family members of veterans who were stationed with them at this military base. For additional information regarding the legal process, please contact our law firm and we will gladly answer all your questions.