Seymour Johnson Air Force Base claims

Named for Navy Lieutenant Seymour Johnson, a test pilot who lost his life in the airplane crash that occurred near Norbeck, Maryland in 1941, this military base was built one year later and is still in use today. It is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and in 1940, the War Department deemed the airport of the city essential to national defense. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of carcinogenic substances released in the environment by the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF. While effective in putting out jet fuel and petroleum fires, this fire suppressant is very dangerous to human health. However, in 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency managed to successfully remove PFAS from the environment of the military base. Nowadays, veterans who came to struggle with diseases as a result of toxic exposure that occurred at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base can file a claim to recover the compensation they are entitled to.

Claim Application

The operator of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is the United States Air Force and the owner is the Department of Defense. In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency found a very high concentration of PFAS stemming from the use of AFFF in the environment of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Nevertheless, one year later, the efforts of the agency to remove the toxic chemicals from the military base came to fruition and at the moment, the site is once again safe to live on. In addition to PFAS, there were other toxic agents present on the military base, but the Environmental Protection Agency managed to clean up these hazardous substances as well. If you are a veteran who spent time on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and developed a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, please contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.

What toxic agents were present on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base?

While PFAS were the primary contaminant lurking on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, there were other toxic agents present on the military site. Exposure to these harmful substances can lead to the development of numerous terrible diseases. However, it is worthy of note that disease may not occur immediately after exposure, as certain toxic agents will gradually cause damage to the organ or tissue they reach. For this reason, veterans and the family members who were stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base with them need to pay close attention to their health and seek medical attention as soon as they notice unusual symptoms. The following are the other toxic agents present on this military base:

  • jet fuel
  • heavy metals
  • chlorinated solvents
  • volatile organic compounds
  • pesticides
  • semi-volatile organic compounds

Exposure to these hazardous substances occurred by inhalation and ingestion. Regardless of the way of exposure, once they are inside the body, these toxic agents can easily reach vital organs and tissues by traveling through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system, subsequently causing serious diseases.

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

A wide range of diseases has a causal relation with exposure to PFAS, especially cancer. Nevertheless, malignant diseases are not the only health problem exposure to PFAS can lead to, as there are numerous other conditions these harmful substances can cause in the body. These are the diseases that have a strong connection to toxic exposure that occurred at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, as well as the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a personal injury claim:

It is crucial to know that, if you struggle with any other type of cancer than the ones above, you are still eligible for compensation, since toxic exposure is linked to numerous malignant diseases. Thereby, regardless of the type of cancer you have, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys if you are a veteran who was the victim of toxic exposure at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base or the family member of one who was stationed at this military base with them.

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

Specializing in toxic exposure cases, our attorneys have over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation on behalf of people who developed awful diseases as a result of contact with hazardous agents in the workplace or in the military. If you are a veteran whose health was damaged by toxic exposure at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, please contact our law firm, as we have the necessary resources to help you recover the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to. Similarly, if you are the family member of a veteran who was stationed at this military base and came to struggle with a disease as a result of toxic exposure, our lawyers will provide you with quality legal assistance and eventually obtain the money you deserve for your injury from the liable party. However, it is important to know that, in order to qualify for compensation, you must have spent at least one year at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. For additional information, please contact our law firm and we will gladly answer all your questions.