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Did military housing cause serious illnesses in your family?

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2023 | Asbestos Exposure & Claims

Military housing is available on-base for members of each branch of the military at most locations. Both a servicemember and their spouse and/or children can benefit from military housing. In recent years, privatized units have filled the need for such housing.

Almost 99% of military housing is privatized and managed by one of 14 companies. This was done to speed up construction and improve standards, but the process has made it difficult for the military to closely monitor the condition of the housing units. Unfortunately, the condition of these units could put servicemembers and their loved ones at risk of serious illnesses, including cancer.

What dangers have reports shown about military housing?

Numerous concerning stories arise about the conditions of privatized housing units. The common risks can include:

  • Children who eat, lick or handle lead paint could face neurological damage
  • Pest infestations that increase the risk of injuries and illnesses
  • Exposure to black mold, which can worsen asthma and compromise immune systems

The worst dangers are those that occupants cannot see. It may be many years before someone living in an unsafe military housing unit will develop a fatal illness. Asbestos exposure, for example, often takes decades before a cancer diagnosis. Outdated building materials often contain deadly asbestos fibers. Inhaling these fibers can lead to a fatal lung conditions years after leaving the military housing.

Holding private companies responsible

When the military housing units are not designed, constructed or maintained properly, it can lead to serious illnesses and injuries. Military families could pursue personal injury claims after the diagnosis of a medical condition that relates to the construction of these units. Conditions can include infections related to mold exposure or lead poisoning.


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