Tobyhanna Army Depot claims

Tobyhanna Army Depot claims video

Previously known as Tobyhanna Signal Depot, this military facility is a full-service electronics maintenance facility whose mission is to provide logistical support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. It is the largest industrial employer in the northeast of Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot supports the "sustainment, overhaul and repair, fabrication and manufacturing, engineering design and development, systems integration, technology insertion, modification, and global field support." Unfortunately, the military installation became contaminated with PFAS as a result of firefighters using AFFF, a highly toxic fire suppressant. These chemicals are dangerous both to the environment and to human health, as exposure can cause numerous debilitating illnesses. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Tobyhanna Army Depot and now struggle with a disease, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys, as you might be eligible to file a claim.

Claim Application

Also known as "forever chemicals," PFAS are emerging contaminants, and some persist in the environment for over a thousand years. Out of the 9,000 substances that make up the PFAS group, PFOA and PFOS and the most dangerous, as they have a strong connection with cancer. The PFAS level at Tobyhanna Army Depot is below the current safe exposure limit. Still, according to the recently proposed safe exposure limit by the Environmental Protection Agency, the level is significantly above it. Specifically, the PFOS and PFOA level is 833 times over the new safe exposure limit. Therefore, veterans and family members who lived at Tobyhanna Army Depot should keep a close eye on their health and immediately seek medical assistance if they notice unusual symptoms.

What toxic agents are lurking on Tobyhanna Army Depot?

While PFAS are the contaminants of concern at the military installation, there might be other toxic substances present on the site. The presence of multiple harmful chemicals only exacerbates the degree of toxic exposure among service members and veterans who spent time there. These are other toxic agents that might exist in the environment of Tobyhanna Army Depot:

  • bromoform
  • chloroform
  • barium
  • trihalomethanes

Tobyhanna Army Depot was deemed a Superfund site, and the Environmental Protection Agency is currently performing intense cleanup activities to remove toxic contaminants from the military facility. A landfill that operated from 1963 to 1979 and received various types of wastes, including plating wastes, sludge from the sewage treatment plant, ash, construction debris, paints, solvents, oils, and sanitary waste, is present on this military installation.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Tobyhanna Army Depot?

Although toxic exposure can be responsible for a myriad of health problems, veterans and family members who intend to file a claim should know that only certain diagnoses can deem them eligible. This is because a strong association must exist between their disease and toxic exposure, which can also be supported by medical evidence. Even so, you might still not be entitled to financial compensation, as there are other requirements you have to meet. The following are the diagnoses that might qualify you to file a claim if you spent at least one cumulative year at Tobyhanna Army Depot:

With over three decades of experience in evaluating and filing toxic exposure claims, our diligent attorneys will gladly help you figure out whether you are entitled to compensation if you are a victim of military toxic exposure. Because we understand how overwhelming struggling with one of the above diseases can be, we will go to great lengths to accommodate you and make the legal process as simple as possible. If you are too ill to participate, you should not worry, as you can have a family member help you, and our compassionate team will take care of the most complex aspects on your behalf.

File your military base toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our skilled attorneys

In the unfortunate event that you spent time at Tobyhanna Army Depot, either as a veteran or a family member of one, and now suffer from a disease that might be related to toxic exposure, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our knowledgeable attorneys. Since 1990, our goal has been to offer quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans. To initiate the legal process, all you need to do is submit your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

Family members who want to file a claim will have to provide our legal team with evidence of their stay at Tobyhanna Army Depot in addition to their medical records. After we carefully and thoroughly evaluate your case, you will know with certainty if you are entitled to compensation. If you are, we will begin working on your military base toxic exposure claim as soon as possible, as we understand that many toxic exposure victims struggle financially due to the high cost of treatment. We work on a contingency fee basis.