Yakima Training Center claims

Yakima Training Center claims video

This military facility is part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It is located in the south-central portion of Washington, bounded on the west by Interstate 82 and on the south by the city of Yakima. The military installation is a U.S. Army training center used for maneuver training and as a live fire exercise area. Yakima Training Center has been asserted to play a crucial role in ECHELON, the global surveillance network operated by Five Eyes. Unfortunately, the military facility became contaminated with PFAS, a group of over 9,000 toxic chemicals, as a result of firefighters using AFFF regularly at the site. This fire suppressant can sometimes contain 98% PFAS, making it hazardous both to the environment and to human health. Exposure to PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” can cause numerous awful diseases. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Yakima Training Center and now struggle with a disease, do not hesitate to contact us, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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Out of the PFAS group, the most dangerous chemicals are PFOA and PFOS. While the current safe exposure limit for these substances is 70 ppt, their level at Yakima Training Center is 100 ppt. However, according to the recently proposed new limits by the Environmental Protection Agency, the concentration of PFOA and PFOS in the environment of the military facility is significantly higher. Specifically, it exceeds the new safe exposure limit by over 8,300 times. Veterans and family members who spent time at Yakima Training Center should keep a close eye on their health, as they are at high risk of developing a serious illness.

What toxic agents are present at Yakima Training Center?

While PFAS are the only contaminants of concern at Yakima Training Center, their presence is enough to endanger the health of service members stationed there. Veterans who spent time at the military facility are also at risk of developing crippling illnesses, as PFAS exposure usually results in a disease within several years to several decades after the first contact with these hazardous chemicals.

The source of “forever chemicals” on Yakima Training Center and nearly all the other military bases nationwide is firefighters using AFFF, a fire suppressant that can efficiently put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. Still, it is highly toxic, as it contains tremendous amounts of PFAS. A glimmer of hope for service members is the Pentagon announcing that it will cease using AFFF on military bases by 2024.

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Yakima Training Center?

Toxic exposure can be the culprit behind many health problems. Nevertheless, it is important for veterans and family members who spent time at Yakima Training Center to know that only certain diagnoses might make them eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim. This is because there must be a strong connection between their illness and toxic exposure, which can also be supported by medical evidence. The following are the diseases for which veterans and family members who spent at least one cumulative year at Yakima Training Center can seek compensation:

With over 30 years of experience in handling toxic exposure claims, our skilled attorneys are ready to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim. Our legal team has the necessary knowledge and resources to thoroughly assess your case. The process will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that people who struggle with such debilitating illnesses are often physically and emotionally exhausted. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed so they can benefit from the compensation they deserve as soon as possible.

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

Since 1990, we have been dedicated to offering quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims and their families. If you spent time at Yakima Training Center and now suffer from a disease that might be related to toxic exposure, do not hesitate to get in touch with our diligent attorneys. As a veteran, the only documents you will have to submit are your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

Family members will need to send our legal team proof of their stay at the military facility and their medical records. After we carefully review your situation, we will let you know if you are entitled to financial compensation. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you do not have to worry, as you can have a family member help you navigate it, and our compassionate team will also go to great lengths to accommodate you.