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Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems

Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems August 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Baltimore, MD In a controversial ruling, a US District Court judge in Maryland has ruled US Veterans and their families cannot sue KBR contracting for exposing American soldiers to plumes of toxic smoke that emanated from burn pits used to dispose of trash near US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Sick From Iraq Burn Pits, Husband and Father Dies

Sick From Iraq Burn Pits, Husband and Father Dies November 3, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Huntsville, AL The addition of a pulmonary condition to the list of compassionate allowances for modern-day war veterans returning home may help those who have suffered breathing and lung problems from burn pit exposure overseas, and also serves as a vindication for anyone fighting a burn pit lawsuit.
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Veterans Are Proof of Toxic Fumes at Open Pit Burns

Veterans Are Proof of Toxic Fumes at Open Pit Burns February 27, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Locust Grove, OK Bob says he was fit and healthy his entire life, but after just two months in Iraq he still suffers a litany of health problems. The only explanation Bob can come up with is that he was exposed to toxic fumes from military open burn pits—he was stationed at Balad Air Force base, notoriously known for the worst burn pit operations.
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Concerns Raised at VA Over Military Burn Pit Exposure

Concerns Raised at VA Over Military Burn Pit Exposure September 22, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Pittsburgh, PA By now, it's no secret that military burn pits have had a negative impact on members of the armed forces and veterans, but these concerns can be seen directly at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Clairton, Pennsylvania.
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Open Burn Pits: US Veteran Suffering Respiratory Problems and More…

Open Burn Pits: US Veteran Suffering Respiratory Problems and More… September 7, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Canton, OH It's a sad state of affairs when a US veteran comes home from Afghanistan only to find himself unemployable due to respiratory problems as a result of breathing toxic fumes day after day at military open pit burn sites. David choked back his tears as he told this reporter how he has lost just about everything, including his will to live.
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Magazine Article Highlights Military Burn Pit Exposure Risk

Magazine Article Highlights Military Burn Pit Exposure Risk August 25, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Kabul, Afghanistan A recent article in Guernica Magazine emphasizes the risks military servicemen and women face due to potential burn pit exposure in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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New Study May Help Veterans with Open Pit Burn Claims

New Study May Help Veterans with Open Pit Burn Claims August 13, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Nashville, TN Countless soldiers have returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with respiratory problems, from asthma to bronchitis, and believe their illnesses stem from open pit burn facilities. And many of them are frustrated because their respiratory conditions haven't been recognized by the VA. But that attitude might change due to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Are Military Burn Pits a Contributing Factor to Rare Lung Disorder?

Are Military Burn Pits a Contributing Factor to Rare Lung Disorder? July 23, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Nashville, TN Speculation and suspicion surrounding breathing and lung problems stemming from military burn pits have now evolved to a stronger platform following publication of findings July 21 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
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Burn Pit Exposure Increasing Number of Lung Illnesses among Veterans

Burn Pit Exposure Increasing Number of Lung Illnesses among Veterans July 4, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New York, NY The number of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans suffering from lung illnesses continues to increase, with many speculating that burn pit exposure is the major culprit, according to a recent article in The New York Times.
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Update: Open Pit Burn Lawsuits

Update: Open Pit Burn Lawsuits June 22, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC "We are pushing the open pit burn litigation as fast as possible," says attorney Susan Burke, Burke PLLC. "Unfortunately no lawsuit can reverse the course of a disease. It breaks your heart, especially because these people fought for us—it's not like they have been killed by enemy fire." Burke has filed claims for hundreds of people who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan; a few have already died.
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