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Iraq & Afghanistan Burn Pit Chemical Exposure Cancer & Disease Claims
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Iraq & Afghanistan Burn Pit Chemical Exposure Cancer & Disease Claims

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Breathing dust, fumes, and other toxic substances from burn pits exposed troops deployed overseas and those who worked for government contractors abroad and other civilians to severe hazards. Some of the chemicals were very toxic carcinogens and deadly

 

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At US Senate hearings, it was revealed that the toxic carcinogen, Sodium Dichromate (CAS 10588-01-9), was spread across a ruined water injection facility in Qarmat Ali, Iraq, when the soldiers were there in the spring and summer of 2003. Thousands of individuals may have been exposed.

A simple evaluation may assist in assessing your exposure and disease, which includes: a history that characterized the exposure and preexisting medical conditions of each individual exposed; a physical exam that identified any findings potentially related to chromium exposure; and medical tests, including blood, urine, chest X-ray, and a breathing test (called a pulmonary function test).

 

Exposure to this chemical may produce:

  • Allergy-Like Symptoms
  • Asthma
  • Breathing restrictions
  • Cancers (lung, brain, bone, skin)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic coughs
  • Chronic respiratory infections
  • Constant Infections
  • Cramps and severe abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Emotional Distress
  • Gastrointestinal illness and distress
  • Leukemia
  • Long-term shortness of breath
  • Lung Cancer
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Pulmonary injuries
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Restrictive Airways Disease (Bronchiolitis)
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Severe Headache
  • Skin infection
  • Sleep apnea
  • Throat Infections
  • Ulcers
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Weeping lesions on extremities

 

The following is a list of locations where burn pits allegedly operated:

 

Exposure Site

Site City

Site State/Province

Site Country

Bagram Airfield

Bagram

Parvan

Afghanistan

Camp Bastion

Lashkar Gah

Helmand

Afghanistan

Camp Dwyer

Garmsir

Helmand

Afghanistan

Camp Eggers

Kabul

Kabul

Afghanistan

Camp Kabul

Kabul

Kabul

Afghanistan

Camp Phoenix

Kabul

Kabul

Afghanistan

Camp Spann

Mazar-e Sharif

Balkh

Afghanistan

COP Bak

Bak

Khowst

Afghanistan

COP Tere Zayi

Tere Zayi

Khowst

Afghanistan

FOB Airborne

Kane-Ezzat

Vardak

Afghanistan

FOB Asadabad

Asadabad

Konar

Afghanistan

FOB Chapman

Khost

Khowst

Afghanistan

FOB Ghazni

Ghazni City

Ghazni

Afghanistan

FOB Maimaneh

Maimaneh

Faryab

Afghanistan

FOB Orgun-E

Orgune

Paktika

Afghanistan

FOB Qalat

Qalat

Zabul

Afghanistan

FOB Ramrod

Malwand

Kandahar

Afghanistan

FOB Salerno

Khowst

Khowst

Afghanistan

FOB Shank

Gardez

Lowgar

Afghanistan

FOB Sharana

Sharana

Paktika

Afghanistan

FOB Shindand

Sabzawar

Herat

Afghanistan

FOB Tarin Kowt

Tarin Kowt

Uruzgan

Afghanistan

FOB Walton

Kandahar

Kandahar

Afghanistan

ISAF HQ

Kabul

Kabul

Afghanistan

Kandahar Airfield

Kandahar

Kandahar

Afghanistan

FOB Fenty

Jalalabad

Nangarhar

Afghanistan

Camp Lemonier

Djibouti

DJ

Djibouti

Al Asad Airbase

Al Asad

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Al Taqaddrum Airbase

Al Habbaniyah

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Ali Air Base

Nasiniyah

Dhi-Qar

Iraq

Baghdad Central Prison

Abu Ghraib

Baghdad

Iraq

Cam Scania`Nippur

Nippur

Al-Quadisyyah

Iraq

Camp Anderson

Al Diwaniyah

Al-Quadisyyah

Iraq

Camp Ashram

Ashraf

Diyela

Iraq

Camp Babylon

Al Hillah

Babil

Iraq

Camp Baharla

Fallujah

An-Anbar

Iraq

Camp Bucca

Umm Qasr

Al-Basrah

Iraq

Camp Corregidor

Ramadi

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Camp Delta

Al Kut

Wasit

Iraq

Camp Dogwood

Al Iskandariyah

Babil

Iraq

Camp Falcon

Baghdad

Baghdad

Iraq

Camp Fallujah

Fallujah

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Camp Freedom I

Baghdad

Diyela

Iraq

Camp Hope

Al Diweniyah

Al-Quadisyyah

Iraq

Camp Independence

Baghdad

Baghdad

Iraq

Camp Korean Village

Ar Rutbah

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Camp Manhattan

Al Habbanlyah

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Camp Ramadi

Ramadi

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Camp Rustamiyah

Sadr City

Baghdad

Iraq

Camp Shield

Baghdad

Baghdad

Iraq

Camp Taji

Taji

Baghdad

Iraq

CamPpCannon

Husaybah

Al-Anbar

Iraq

COB Basra

Basra

Al-Basrah

Iraq

COB Spector

Tikrit

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

COP Meade

Zambraniyah

Baghdad

Iraq

FOB Bernstein

Tuz

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Brassfeld-Mora

Samarra

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Caldwell

Kirkuk

Kirkuk

Iraq

FOB Courage

Mosul

Ninawa

Iraq

FOB Danger

Tikrit

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Duke

Najaf

An-Najaf

Iraq

FOB Echo

Al Diwaniyah

Al-Quadisyyah

Iraq

FOB Gabe

Baqubah

Diyela

Iraq

FOB Hammer

Baghdad

Baghdad

Iraq

FOB Hit

Ramadi

Al-Anbar

Iraq

FOB Hotel

Najar

An-Najaf

Iraq

FOB Kalsu

Iskandariya

Babil

Iraq

FOB Lima

Karbala

Al-Karbala

Iraq

FOB Loyalty

Ramadi

Al-Anbar

Iraq

FOB Marez

Mosul

Ninawa

Iraq

FOB McKenzie

Samarra

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Mercury

Abu Ghraib

Baghdad

Iraq

FOB Normandy

Muqdadiyah

Diyala

Iraq

FOB Peliwoda

Balad

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Q-West

Qayyarah

Ninawa

Iraq

FOB Scunion

Baquba

Diyala

Iraq

FOB St, Michael

Mahmudiya

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Summerall

Baiji

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

FOB Sykes

Tal Afar

Ninawa

Iraq

FOB Ubeydi

Al Ubaydi

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Green Zone

Baghdad

Baghdad

Iraq

Haditha Dam

Haditha

Al-Anbar

Iraq

Joint Base Balad

Balad

Salah ad-Din

Iraq

Joint Security Station McHenry

Hewijah

Kkirkuk

Iraq

JSS Al Awad

Al Awad

Dhi-Qar

Iraq

JSS Tarmiyah

Tarmiyah

Baghdad

Iraq

JSS Thrasher

Ghazaliya

Baghdad

Iraq

Kirkuk Air Base

Kirkuk

Kirkuk

Iraq

Mosul Air Base

Mosul

Ninawa

Iraq

Victory Base Complex

Baghdad

Baghdad

Iraq

Ali Al Salam Air Force Base

Ali Al Salam AFB

Al Jahra

Kuwait

Camp Arifjan

Kuwait City

Al Asimah

Kuwait

Camp BuehringUDAIRI

Udairi

Al Jahra

Kuwait

Camp Coyote

Camp Coyote

Al Jahra

Kuwait

Camp Doha

Ad Dawhah

Al Jahra

Kuwait

Camp New York

Udairi

Al Jahra

Kuwait

Camp Spearhead

Shuaiba

Al Ahmadi

Kuwait

Kuwait Naval Base

Al Julaia

Al Ahmadi

Kuwait

Al Udeid Air Base

Doha

Ad-Dawhah

Qatar

 

Case Timeline:

2017
In July 2017 U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus for the District of Maryland dismissed the burn pit lawsuits consolidated in In re KBR Inc. Burn Pit Litigation. On August 4, 2017 a Notice of Appeal of the decision was filed with the Court.

From March 9 to 13, 2017 The Court held an evidentiary hearing on jurisdictional motions. An opinion is anticipated shortly.

2015
On October 10, 2015 the Court filed an Order scheduling a hearing on the Balad Burn Pit dispute for January 19, 2016.

On September 3, 2015, the Court issued an Order scheduling a hearing on the Jurisdictional Issues for September 7 &  8, 2016. A partial discovery Order [273] entered by the Court concerned:

1. The scope of jurisdictional discovery;
2. Resolution of the number of military bases at issue;
3. Resolution of the Balad dispute;
4. Filing of additional complaints and declarations by plaintiffs;
5. Discovery regarding KBR’s jurisdictional defenses; 
6. Scheduling an evidentiary hearing on September 7 & 8, 2016; and 
7. A Supplemental Protective Order.

The Court entered an Order [274] on September 3, 2015, scheduling a briefing and a hearing on December 4, 2015, concerning electronically stored information (“ESI”).

On August 10, 2015, The Court held a Case Management Conference and announced that it was permitting additional complaints to be filed for individuals who were exposed to burn pit fumes and dust and suffered disability and disease from the alleged exposure. The Court was to craft a discovery plan regarding the jurisdictional issues of the case for implementation over the next several months.

On January 0, 2015,  US Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of KBR. The case remained active and was returned to the US District Court for further action.

2014
On June 16, 2014, the US Supreme Court invited the US Solicitor General to file a brief in the matter.

On April 11, 2014, a Petition for a writ of certiorari was filed by KBR Incorporated et al. with the US Supreme Court appealing the ruling of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The US Supreme Court has docketed the matter as No. 13-1241.

On April 3, 2014 the US 4th Cir Ct of Appeals granted a stay of its Mandate that the case should be remanded and go forward. KBR had filed a Motion for a Stay based upon its intent to file a Petition for Certiorari with the US Supreme Court to appeal the matter.

 

This case is no longer active. We are NOT accepting new clients. This is posted for informational purposes only.

See:  Burn Pit Legislation Signed into Law 8/10/2022

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The author, Jon L. Gelman, practices law in Wayne, NJ. He is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters). For over five decades, the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  jon@gelmans.com have represented injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.

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