Rock Island Arsenal claims

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This military base is located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. It was built in 1862. Rock Island Arsenal was previously used as the summer camp site for Sauk Native Americans. It is now home to the First Army headquarters and the U.S. Army's Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing. However, due to military firefighters using the fire suppressant AFFF, the facility became contaminated with PFAS, a group of highly toxic chemicals. The presence of these substances on the military facility poses a threat to the environment, but also to the health of those living there. Because the diseases exposure to PFAS causes usually develop within several years to several decades following the first contact with the chemicals, veterans and family members who spent time at Rock Island Arsenal should keep a close eye on their health. In the unfortunate event that you were diagnosed with a disease related to toxic exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as you might be eligible to file a claim.

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At the moment, the PFAS level at the military facility does not exceed the current safe exposure limit. Still, the concentration of PFOS and PFOA, the most dangerous chemicals out of this group, are over the recently proposed safe exposure limits by the Environmental Protection Agency. More specifically, the PFOA level is 825 times over the new limit, whereas the PFOS level is 165 over it. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Rock Island Arsenal and experience unusual symptoms, we strongly advise you to seek medical assistance as soon as possible, as you might have developed a serious disease.

What toxic agents are lurking on Rock Island Arsenal?

While PFAS are the main contaminants of concern lurking on Rock Island Arsenal, there might be other harmful substances present in the environment of the military facility. Their existence only worsened the degree of toxic exposure among service members who spent time there during the last century. The following are other toxic agents that might pollute the military installation:

  • chloroform
  • bromodichloromethane
  • radium
  • bromoform
  • aluminum
  • barium
  • manganese
  • trihalomethanes

All of these harmful substances have a strong connection with cancer, so everyone who lived at Rock Island Arsenal should closely monitor their health, as they are at risk of coming to struggle with crippling, life-threatening diseases. A sliver of hope for service members is that the Pentagon announced it will cease using AFFF, the main source of PFAS, on all military bases by 2024.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Rock Island Arsenal?

Toxic exposure on military bases can result in numerous diseases, but veterans and family members who intend to file a claim should keep in mind that only certain diagnoses can make them entitled to compensation. This is because there must be a strong association between their illness and toxic exposure at Rock Island Arsenal. Even so, they might still not be eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim, as there are other criteria they have to meet. The following are the diagnoses for which you can file a claim if you spent one cumulative year or longer at this military facility:

If you are unsure about whether you qualify for compensation, we encourage you to get in touch with our skilled attorneys, as they have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to help you determine if you can obtain financial compensation. The legal process is simple and will require minimal involvement on your part, as we understand that struggling with one of the above diseases can be physically and emotionally draining. Our compassionate legal team will gladly take care of the most complex and demanding aspects on your behalf so you can keep focusing on your health and treatment.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members injured by military toxic exposure

Since 1990, we have been dedicating our endeavors to pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans in your situation. To initiate the legal process of filing a military base toxic exposure claim as a veteran, you will only have to send our team your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. Family members will have to submit evidence of their stay at Rock Island Arsenal along with their medical records.

After a careful and thorough evaluation of your case, we will let you know if you can file a claim. We prioritize the claims of veterans and family members, especially if they have cancer, as we are aware that many need additional money to afford treatment, which is often very expensive. Our diligent attorneys can also help you file a VA disability claim to obtain this benefit. If our efforts are fruitful, you will obtain the compensation you deserve.