In 1948, Mayport was redesigned as a naval outlying landing field. The base area was increased to 1,680 acres and the runway was extended in the 1950s. The USS Tarawa became the first capital ship to use the new aircraft carrier basin in 1952. The base was renamed back to a Naval Auxiliary Air Station in 1955. The naval station was expanded to accommodate more ships, sailors, and their families and redesignated as a naval air station in 1988.
There are over 4,700 chemicals in the PFAS group, the majority of which are very harmful to human health. Exposure to PFAS occurs via inhalation and ingestion. If you were stationed at Naval Station Mayport, you were inevitably exposed to PFAS from AFFF, which should encourage you to keep a close eye on your health, as your risk of developing a related disease is high. In the regrettable case, you receive a diagnosis, contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.
If you are the family member of a veteran who was stationed with them at Naval Station Mayport and developed a disease, it is important to know that you also qualify for compensation. Finally, women who were pregnant during their stay at this military base and gave birth to children with health problems can also obtain compensation on their behalf.
What toxic agents are lurking on Naval Station Mayport?
In addition to PFAS, which is the primary contaminant on Naval Station Mayport, the military base also has asbestos, which only increases the extent of toxic exposure. Both diseases stemming from PFAS exposure and from asbestos exposure take several years or even several decades to develop, as they have a long latency period, so you need to pay close attention to your health if you were stationed at Naval Station Mayport.
Also known as “forever chemicals”, PFAS persist in the environment once they are released, which makes the process of cleanup very difficult for organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency. The same applies to PFAS that entered the body. Once inhaled or ingested, PFAS will travel to various organs in the body, gradually damaging them until disease develops.
For what diseases caused by PFAS exposure can I seek compensation?
Because there must be a definitive causal relation between your diagnosis and exposure to PFAS, you can seek compensation only for certain diseases. Consequently, if you were stationed at Naval Station Mayport and came to struggle with one of the following diseases, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm so that you can obtain the compensation you are entitled to:
Since 1990, our law firm has been providing assistance to victims of toxic exposure by recovering the maximum compensation available for their diagnoses and by holding the liable companies responsible for their negligence. Veterans who struggle with diseases as a result of PFAS exposure are a group of people whose cases we prioritize, as we are aware that most of them are elderly and in a lot of pain and, thereby, they often urgently need money to afford effective treatment.