Trenton NAWC-AD claims

Trenton NAWC-AD claims video

Naval Air Warfare Center Trenton was a U.S. Navy facility in the West Trenton area of Ewing Township, New Jersey. It was established in 1953, and it is no longer operational. The military installation encompassed 528 acres and opened during the final year of the Korean War. Currently, Trenton NAWC-AD still appears nearly untouched by time, 26 years after closing in 1997. However, due to military firefighters using the fire suppressant AFFF at the facility, it has become contaminated with PFAS, a group of highly toxic chemicals. Not only are these contaminants dangerous to the environment but also to the health of veterans who were stationed at Trenton NAWC-AD, as exposure is responsible for serious diseases, including cancer. If you are a veteran who spent time at this military installation and now struggle with a disease, you should contact our experienced attorneys, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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The only source of PFAS on Trenton NAWC-AF is military firefighters using AFFF, whose formula was devised by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company in 1966. At the moment, the level of these chemicals in the environment of the military installation is 25,800 ppt, which exceeds the safe exposure limit by 368 times. Out of this group of chemicals, PFOS and PFOA are the most dangerous, as they have the strongest association with cancer. While military firefighters have the highest risk of developing a life-threatening disease, everyone who stayed at Trenton NAWC-AD is more susceptible to severe illnesses.

What toxic agents are lurking on Trenton NAWC-AD?

Although Trenton NAWC-AD is a Superfund site, it has not been added to the National Priorities List yet, which means the Environmental Protection Agency is not carrying out cleanup activities at the facility. PFAS are the only known contaminants lurking on the military installation. Still, in the past, other toxic agents might have been present on Trenton NAWC-AD. Fractured bedrock at the facility was contaminated with trichloroethylene used during testing operations.

PFAS are often referred to as “forever chemicals,” and for a good reason – they also persist in the body for a long time, which can, over time, lead to serious, even fatal diseases. These harmful chemicals are in the blood of 97% of Americans, but veterans who spent time on contaminated military bases have significantly higher concentrations in their blood. For this reason, they should keep a close eye on their health and inform their doctor about their toxic exposure history.

What diseases can toxic exposure at Trenton NAWC-AD cause?

While toxic exposure can be responsible for countless health problems, from mild to severe, it is important for veterans and family members who intend to file a claim to know that only certain diagnoses can make them eligible. Even if they have a qualifying disease, they might still not qualify for compensation, as there are other requirements they have to meet to have a case. The following is the complete list of diagnoses that might deem veterans and family members eligible to file a claim. Still, you must have spent 1 cumulative year or longer at the military base to become eligible.

If you struggle with one of these diseases and lived at Trenton NAWC-AD, we encourage you to give our law firm a call, as you are likely entitled to financial compensation for your injury. With over 30 years of experience, our skilled attorneys have what it takes to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim. The legal process will entail minimal involvement on your part, as we understand how overwhelming suffering from a serious illness can be.

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

Since 1990, our legal team has been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans in your situation. If you developed a disease that might be related to toxic exposure after being stationed at Trenton NAWC-AD, do not hesitate to reach out to our attorneys. The only documents we will request you send in as a veteran are your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

Family members who struggle with a disease and want to file a claim will have to provide us with evidence of their stay at the military base in addition to their medical records. After a thorough review of your case, you will know with certainty whether you qualify to file a claim. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed, as we know that many veterans need compensation to afford the expensive treatment they need.