NAS Oceana Naval Base claims

Built in 1941, this military base is located in Virginia Beach and is the home of east coast strike fighter jet squadrons. Furthermore, it was deemed a master jet base and is still operating today. However, heavy contamination with PFAS, a group of carcinogenic substances, occurred at NAS Oceana Naval Base after 1970, when aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, began gaining popularity as a fire suppressant among military personnel. This fire suppressant was used by military firefighters and trainees to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires, as it is very effective. At the moment, the Environmental Protection Agency is striving to remove PFAS from the environment of the military base to make the site safe once again. If you were exposed to PFAS while you were stationed at NAS Oceana Naval Base and developed a disease, either as a veteran or as a family member of one, please contact our attorneys to recover the compensation you deserve.

Claim Application

Although pollution with PFAS began in 1970, when the use of AFFF to put out class B fires began increasing among both military and civilian firefighters, it was only in 2016 that the Environmental Protection Agency found high levels of this hazardous agent on the site of the military base. Since then, the agency has been making tremendous efforts to remove the carcinogen from NAS Oceana Naval Base, a process that is still ongoing today. In addition to PFAS, there were other contaminants present on this military base, which only perpetuated toxic exposure among military personnel and the family members who were stationed there with them.

In the unfortunate event that you came to suffer from a disease as a result of toxic exposure that occurred at NAS Oceana Naval Base, we strongly encourage you to seek the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in this area of practice, as they will help you obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to.

What toxic agents were present on NAS Oceana Naval Base?

Contamination with PFAS was the main issue at NAS Oceana Naval Base, but heavy pollution with jet fuel also occurred at this military base, since in 2017, approximately 94,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a storage tank and subsequently spread to neighboring properties. The health effects of exposure to jet fuel include the following:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • difficulty coordinating
  • irritability
  • attention/memory problems
  • narcosis

Occurring by inhalation or ingestion, exposure to PFAS stemming from the use of AFFF by military personnel is very dangerous, as it may lead to the development of terrible diseases, either immediately or within several years. Because PFAS are forever chemicals, once they enter the body, they cannot be eliminated and can easily reach various organs and tissues by traveling through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system, subsequently causing tremendous damage.

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

The inhalation or ingestion of PFAS, out of which PFOS and PFOA are the most known and studied chemicals, can result in numerous awful diseases and health issues. It is important to know that the risk of developing a disease as a result of toxic exposure increases with the time you were in contact with the hazardous agent.

The following are the diseases and health problems exposure to PFAS can cause, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for seeking financial compensation:

It is essential to know that if you struggle with any other cancer than those listed above, you are still entitled to compensation, as exposure to PFAS has a strong causal relation to a wide range of malignant diseases.

Thereby, if you are a veteran or a family member of one who was stationed at NAS Oceana Naval Base and came to suffer from cancer, we strongly advise you to contact our attorneys, who will  help you recover the compensation you are eligible for within the shortest time possible.

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

The legal team of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. specializes in pursuing financial compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure and has been filing personal injury claims, as well as VA claims, since 1990. In the regrettable event that you developed a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure that occurred while you were stationed at NAS Oceana Naval Base after 1970, please contact our law firm to benefit from quality legal assistance.

Your involvement in the legal process, which is quite complex and challenging, will be minimal, as you will only have to send our attorneys your military records, which you must retrieve yourself, and your medical records, documents that will be used as proof to support your claim. It is important to know, however, that in order to become eligible for seeking compensation, you must have spent at least one year at NAS Oceana Naval Base.