Naval Station Great Lakes claims

Located near North Chicago, in Lake County, Illinois, this military base is the only boot camp of the U.S. Navy. The most important tenant commands include the Recruit Training Command, Training Support Center, and Navy Recruiting District Chicago. Naval Station Great Lakes is also the largest military base in Illinois, as well as the largest training station of the U.S. Navy. It was built in 1911. A serious cause for concern at the moment is the high levels of PFAS that are present on Naval Station Great Lakes, exposure to which can seriously endanger the health of the members of the military stationed there. The main source of PFAS on Naval Station Great Lakes is the use of aqueous film-forming foam, also know as AFFF, by military firefighters and trainees to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. If you are a veteran injured by PFAS exposure, please contact our experienced attorneys to recover the financial compensation you deserve.

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Naval Station Great Lakes is currently a Superfund site, as the issue of PFAS contamination is acute. The Environmental Protection Agency is striving to clean up the toxic chemicals from the site, which is a very challenging job, as PFAS are also known as “forever chemicals”. This means that, once they are released into the environment by the use of AFFF, they persist, which makes the removal process very difficult. Similarly, when PFAS enter the human body, they cannot be eliminated and can thereby lead to the development of serious diseases over the years.

What toxic agents are present on Naval Station Great Lakes?

The only known toxic agent that is lurking on Naval Station Great Lakes is PFAS, but their presence is enough to alarm the people who were stationed there, as well as the members of the military who are currently spending time on the military base. Two of the most studied, as well as the most dangerous, compounds from the PFAS group, are PFOS and PFOA. Exposure to both of these dangerous chemicals may result in harrowing diseases such as cancer.

AFFF was first manufactured by the U.S. Navy together with the renowned 3M company in the early 1960s. Since then, it has been widely used by civilian and military firefighters to put out class B fires. Even the personal protective equipment worn by firefighters was found to contain a layer of PFAS, which only increases the extent of toxic exposure.

If you suspect you may be suffering from a disease caused by military exposure to PFAS, we strongly encourage you to seek medical attention and to visit multiple specialists, as misdiagnosis is very common among victims of toxic exposure. Not only will having the right diagnosis grant you access to the most effective treatment, but it will also influence the sum of money you will receive following claim submission.

What diseases can exposure to PFAS result in?

The most serious disease exposure to PFAS can cause is cancer, which may develop on various organs and tissues in the body. Because PFAS can travel through the body via the bloodstream and the lymphatic system, they may reach any organ or tissue, where they will gradually damage it until disease develops. It is important to keep in mind that you can recover compensation only for certain diagnoses if you were injured by PFAS, as there must be a definitive causal relation between your toxic exposure and your disease. The following are the diseases for which you can file a toxic exposure claim:

It is worthy of note that, if you are a family member of a veteran who was stationed with them at Naval Station Great Lakes and came to struggle with one of the diseases above, you can also file a toxic exposure claim to recover financial compensation. Similarly, if you were pregnant during your stay at this military base and gave birth to a child with health problems, our attorneys will help you file a toxic exposure claim to obtain compensation on behalf of your baby.

File a toxic exposure claim with the help of our resourceful legal team

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure, our attorneys are ready to provide you with quality legal assistance if you or a family member was injured by PFAS exposure while spending time on Naval Station Great Lakes. The only documents we will need from you are your military records and your medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your toxic exposure claim.

Your toxic exposure claim will be filed with every AFFF company responsible for your diagnosis. However, it is important to know that toxic exposure claims have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in the majority of states, which is why we advise you to contact our law firm as soon as you find out about your disease. Following claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to if you decide to work with our skilled legal team.