Naval Air Station South Weymouth claims

Naval Air Station South Weymouth claims video

This military base was a U.S. Navy airfield between 1942 and 1997 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. It was built in 1942 in preparation for World War II and served as the home base of airship patrol squadron ZP-11, which operated up to twelve K-class blimps. During the postwar era, Naval Air Station South Weymouth became part of the Naval Air Reserve Training Command, hosting a variety of Navy and Marine Corps reserve aircraft squadrons and other types of reserve units. Today, the military facility is heavily contaminated with PFAS and other toxic substances. It is now a Superfund site, with the Environmental Protection Agency carrying out intense cleanup activities there to remove harmful contaminants. If you are a veteran who spent time at this military base and now struggle with a disease, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, as you might be entitled to financial compensation.

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One of the main contaminants at Naval Air Station South Weymouth are PFAS, whose source was military firefighters regularly using the fire suppressant AFFF, which sometimes contains up to 98% of these hazardous chemicals. The current level of PFAS at the military base is 12,541 ppt, exceeding the safe exposure limit by nearly 180 times. Still, during the last century, many other toxic agents were contaminating Naval Air Station South Weymouth, which only makes veterans more prone to developing serious, often fatal diseases such as cancer.

What toxic agents are present on Naval Air Station South Weymouth?

A major source of contamination at the military base was a spill of up to 10,000 gallons of AFFF in 1987. Nonetheless, other dangerous substances lurked on Naval Air Station South Weymouth, which only worsened the degree of toxic exposure among service members. These are only some of the harmful chemicals present on the military base:

  • polychlorinated biphenyl
  • arsenic
  • dioxins
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
  • dieldrin
  • lead

The Environmental Protection Agency is still carrying out cleanup activities to make the environment of the military installation clean and safe, which will most likely take decades due to the extent of toxic contamination. Because of the presence of so many harmful substances, people who served at Naval Air Station South Weymouth are now at high risk of developing terrible diseases.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Naval Air Station South Weymouth?

Veterans who spent time at Naval Air Station South Weymouth can develop countless health problems as a consequence of toxic exposure. Nevertheless, there are only a few diagnoses that might deem veterans eligible to file a claim, as there must be a strong connection between toxic exposure and their illnesses. The following are the diseases that might qualify you for obtaining compensation if you spent at least 1 cumulative year at the military base:

If you struggle with one of the above diseases and spent a significant time at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, our attorneys might be able to help you file a military base toxic exposure claim. The legal process is easy and will mostly take place over the phone. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in assisting toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans, so you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help you.

File your military base toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our diligent attorneys

Since 1990, we have been dedicating our efforts to pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, including veterans who came in contact with hazardous chemicals on military bases. If you were stationed at Naval Air Station South Weymouth and have one of the qualifying diagnoses, we advise you to get in touch with our legal team, which will thoroughly assess your case. The only documents you will have to send us are your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. If you are the family member of a veteran who lived at the military base and struggle with a disease, you might also be entitled to compensation.

We will ask family members to send in evidence of their stay at Naval Air Station South Weymouth and their medical records. Following a careful evaluation of your case, we will let you know if you are eligible for compensation, and if you are, our attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim. We can also help veterans obtain VA disability compensation. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, a family member can help you navigate it, and our compassionate team will also take care of the most demanding aspects on your behalf. Eventually, if our endeavors are fruitful, you might recover the compensation you deserve.