Burn Pit Articles
October 26, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC In August, the plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal In re: KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation seeking to overturn the decision of the Fourth Circuit that barred them from suing the military contractor who operated the burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since individuals cannot sue the military itself, the Fourth Circuit decision effectively leaves these veterans without legal recourse for the injuries they suffered from breathing toxic air and drinking poisonous water.Read [ What is Next for Burn Pit Lawsuits? ]
September 25, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Baltimore, MD: The US District Court’s dismissal of the multidistrict litigation, In re: KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation is about more than Iraq and Afghanistan burn pits. The exhaustive opinion demonstrates why it is so hard for veterans and their families to sue military contractors when they are hurt because contractors fail to exercise appropriate care in the discharge of their duties. As the nuts and bolts of modern warfare are delegated more frequently to private contractors, this issue is likely to come up again.Read [ Burn Pit Lawsuit Shows How Hard it is to Sue Military Contractors ]
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.Read [ Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems ]
November 3, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Sick From Iraq Burn Pits, Husband and Father Dies ]
February 27, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Veterans Are Proof of Toxic Fumes at Open Pit Burns ]
September 22, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Concerns Raised at VA Over Military Burn Pit Exposure ]
September 7, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Open Burn Pits: US Veteran Suffering Respiratory Problems and More… ]
August 25, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Magazine Article Highlights Military Burn Pit Exposure Risk ]
August 13, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ New Study May Help Veterans with Open Pit Burn Claims ]
July 23, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Are Military Burn Pits a Contributing Factor to Rare Lung Disorder? ]