Mountain Home Air Force Base claims

Mountain Home Air Force Base is placed in Southwestern Idaho and is the home of the 366th Fighter Wing, also known as the “Gunfighters,” whose priorities are to develop leadership, strengthen preparation, and tend to the airmen and their families. Mountain Home Air Force Base has a history stretching back more than 70 years, as it was constructed as a training base for bombers during World War II until it was temporarily deactivated in 1948 and transferred to the Air Force. The site is currently contaminated with fluorinated chemicals originating from a toxic fire suppressant, called AFFF - a firefighting agent used to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires. The contaminants at Mountain Home Air Force Base are above the Environmental Protection Agency Health Advisory Level, particularly affecting the water system in the area.

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According to tests performed in 2018, the EWG data disclosed that the levels of PFAS found at the Mountain Home Air Force Base ranged from twice to 17 times the EPA limit. Since the base is a Superfund site, the Environmental Protection Agency strives to remove the harmful substances found in the location and protect human health and the environment.

The PFAS contamination resulting from AFFF use – a highly effective fire suppressant known as aqueous film-forming foam – is currently being treated to reduce it below detectable levels. Some immediate measures involved turning off wells, installing filtration systems, and supplying people with bottled water.

What are the toxic agents present at Mountain Home Air Force Base?

PFAS contamination was one of the main issues at Mountain Home Air Force Base, but there were other toxic agents present in the surrounding areas as well, such as:

  • trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • jet fuel
  • benzene

PFAS exposure among military members at Mountain Home Air Force Base may cause gradual organ or tissue damage, leading to severe diseases over time.

What diseases can you develop if you were exposed to PFAS at Mountain Home Air Force Base?

Before filing a toxic exposure claim, you should know that there needs to be a causal connection between the diagnosis you receive and PFAS exposure. PFAS inhalation or ingestion can generate chronic health issues that require long-term treatment, such as:

If you served at Mountain Home Air Force Base, you might seek financial compensation for the diseases and health problems that PFAS exposure has caused you. Furthermore, if you were pregnant while staying at this military Base and gave birth to a child that suffered from subsequent health issues, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain compensation.

Reach out to our resourceful legal team if you received a diagnosis related to PFAS exposure

Veterans can file a claim with both Mountain Home Air Force Base and the VA to benefit from the maximum amount of compensation they are eligible for, with the minimum of involvement on their part. The only necessary documents are the military and medical records, as our legal team will proficiently handle the rest of the paperwork. An essential aspect to consider when filing a toxic exposure claim is that they have a three-year statute of limitations from the moment of receiving a related diagnosis; therefore, you are encouraged to seek legal assistance immediately after you find out about the disease. Once the claim is submitted, we will obtain the compensation you deserve for your suffering.