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U.S. Army veterans claims video

Exposure to chemical agents or defective products has always been a problem for our servicemen and women. Being exposed to a toxic substance can have life-altering consequences, including serious illness or death.

If you served in the U.S. Army decades ago and have just been diagnosed with cancer caused by PFAS contamination from the use of AFFF, toxic exposure at military bases, or asbestos exposure, you are eligible for financial compensation from compensation claims and additionally the VA.

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Military service comes with operation-related hazards, but what is sometimes overlooked is that servicemen and women often carry a high risk of illness due to:

A lot of symptoms you might experience could be the result of exposure to hazardous chemicals. You might live with them for a while before you feel it’s even necessary to seek appropriate medical care. Without knowing of previous exposure, a doctor might come away with a wrong diagnosis even when using reasonable care.

If you believe that you were or could've been exposed to toxic chemicals during your military service that might be causing your symptoms, it's important that you share that information with your doctor. Knowing that it might help him/her to make a timely and more accurate diagnosis and check for conditions that they might not otherwise. Once you receive a diagnosis, get in touch with a legal expert who will help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. to know what legal options are available for your specific situation.

The highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS are present in the soil at disused Army installation sites at levels that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s health guidelines. Feel free to contact our experts at ELG if you or someone you know were exposed to PFAS and other toxic agents such as:

  • VOCs - including chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene and their degradation products
  • aromatic solvents such as benzene
  • other organic compounds such as vinyl chloride

Our job is to answer your questions, explain your legal options, and help you pursue the best solution if you stationed at U.S. Army bases & installations, and are now diagnosed with one of the following diseases:

The U.S. Military has been using a special type of foam to fight fires for decades. The foam was extremely successful in extinguishing fires, particularly the ones where petrochemical compounds are involved. However, there are major health concerns associated with exposure to this foam. The very military firefighters who were fighting fires were being exposed to a cancer-causing product while working to stop the spread and re-ignition of fires.

While the aqueous film-forming foam itself is not classified as a carcinogen, the firefighting foam does contain several known carcinogenic compounds, meaning that it has been shown to cause certain types of cancer. This is because many AFFF types contain perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which both are possibly carcinogenic to humans. According to several studies, these chemicals in aqueous film-forming foams have been linked to a wide range of cancers, particularly cancer of the kidneys, bladder, and testicles.

The chemical-based firefighting foam was designed, marketed, manufactured, distributed, and sold by large companies, such as:

Their products have been used extensively throughout all military branches, including the U.S. Army, for over 50 years.

If you or someone you love has been affected by AFFF manufacturers’ failure to provide adequate warnings of the risks associated with their product, please feel free to contact our experts at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., as you may be entitled to compensation.

The U.S. Army began using asbestos-containing products and building materials in the 1930s. The toxic material was used throughout barracks, mess halls, hospitals, and other buildings where soldiers worked, slept, and ate. Asbestos products veterans were exposed to include:

Due to its confirmed toxicity, the military stopped using asbestos in large part in the 1970s, but this does not change the fact that there are entire generations of Army veterans who have done their service in toxic mediums breathing in asbestos fibers released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during maintenance and repairs to various heat-related machinery and heavy-duty equipment on military bases.

Our clients served at various Army bases throughout the country, including:

  • Camp Blanding
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Oakland Army Base
  • Fort Huachuca
  • Camp Blanding
  • Camp Beale
  • Fort Eustis
  • Fort McClellan
  • Camp McCain
  • Fort Niagara
  • Murphy Army Hospital
  • Fort Lewis Army Hospital
  • Fort Hunter Liggett
  • Fort Devens
  • Camp Fannin
  • Camp Dodge
  • Fort Pickett
  • Fort Irwin
  • Fort Lawton
  • Fort Collins
  • Camp Cook
  • Fort Mason
  • Fort Thomas
  • Fort Snelling
  • Fort Chaffee
  • Fort Mead
  • Camp Stoneman
  • Camp Howe
  • Fort Buchanan
  • Camp Atterbury
  • Fort Drum

Surviving family members of deceased U.S. Army veterans are entitled to financial compensation

If you or your loved one is a veteran of the United States Army recently diagnosed with lung cancer, bronchial cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related pulmonary diseases, contact us today to learn about your legal rights. Even if a loved one has already passed away due to an asbestos-related condition, a spouse, child, or representative may still be entitled to VA benefits in addition to compensation from asbestos trust funds.

Are you a U.S. Army veteran who struggles with a disease caused by toxic substances or defective products?

If you served in the U.S. Army decades ago and have just been diagnosed with an illness caused by toxic exposure at military bases, PFAS contamination from the use of AFFF, and asbestos exposure, you should act now by filing a compensation claim. The legal process is simple, requiring minimal involvement on your part and no litigation. However, to expedite the legal process, you will have to retrieve your military records, as well as medical records, and send these documents to our attorneys. Our team of experts, who have been pursuing toxic claims since 1990, will promptly help you recover the financial compensation you deserve from the manufacturers of the products you were in contact with while serving in the U.S. Army. Our standard fee is a 40% contingency fee. This means we only collect the fee once we recover compensation for you.