Peterson Air Force Base claims

Peterson Air Force Base was built in 1942, during World War II, with the purpose of providing support to Camp Carson. It is now known as Peterson Space Force Base. The military base is located in Colorado and is still operational. It shares the airfield with the nearby Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Because the military personnel who were in training at Peterson Air Force Base had to use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires, heavy contamination with PFAS occurred on the site. For this reason, numerous veterans came to struggle with serious diseases as a result of toxic exposure over recent years, as well as the family members who were stationed with them on Peterson Air Force Base. If you were injured by exposure to PFAS that occurred at this military base, please contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you are eligible for.

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The military base is operated by the United States Space Force and is owned by the Department of Defense. Recently, Peterson Air Force Base was deemed a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency, as the military base is heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of hazardous chemicals that stem from the use of AFFF to put out class B fires. According to estimates, over $50 million was spent by the agency for the cleanup of the site so far and the process of removing PFAS from the military base is still ongoing.

If you were stationed at Peterson Air Force Base after 1970, when the employment of AFFF became prevalent and came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, please contact our attorneys to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.

What toxic agents were present on Peterson Air Force Base?

The PFAS stemming from the use of AFFF were the only pollutant at Peterson Air Force Base. However, due to the high prevalence of this group of chemicals on the site, exposure was inevitable, which is why today, many veterans are struggling with terrible diseases. Two of the most studied contaminants from this group are PFOS and PFOA, both known as forever chemicals, meaning that once they are released into the environment, they remain there forever.

Nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency found a way to remove PFAS from military bases such as Peterson Air Force Base. The reason why military personnel would use AFFF to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires is that this fire suppressant was very effective, despite the carcinogenic substances it contains. Today, veterans who are the victims of toxic exposure can recover the compensation they deserve by filing a personal injury claim with the help of a specialized attorney. Similarly, the family members of the veterans who stayed with them at Peterson Air Force Base and became ill due to toxic exposure are also entitled to compensation.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Peterson Air Force Base?

A wide range of diseases, especially cancer, have been correlated with exposure to PFAS. Exposure to these chemicals occurs by inhalation or ingestion and once inside the body, they can easily travel to various organs and tissues through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system.

The following are the diseases that have a definitive causal relation with exposure to PFAS, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a personal injury claim:

It is essential to know that, if you have any other cancer, you are still eligible for seeking compensation, as exposure to PFAS is known to cause malignant diseases. Thereby, regardless of what type of cancer you suffer from, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys, who will thoroughly review your case and help you recover the money you deserve for your injury from the responsible party.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members injured by toxic exposure at Peterson Air Force Base

With over 25 years of professional experience, our law firm specializes in pursuing toxic exposure cases, particularly on behalf of veterans injured by hazardous substances while on active duty. If you are a victim of military toxic exposure, we strongly advise you to contact our attorneys, as they will help you file a claim both with Peterson Air Force Base and with the VA to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Nevertheless, it is important to know that, in order to become eligible for seeking compensation, you must have spent at least one year at Peterson Air Force Base. The same applies to the family members of veterans who were stationed at this military base with them. To file a claim, you will have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our legal team. For additional information regarding the legal process, please give us a call and we will promptly answer all your questions.