Toxic Burn Pits
Exposed to Toxic Smoke and Fumes During Your Military Deployment?
Conditions in wartime are extraordinary, but military contractors have an obligation to protect U.S., U.K., and other allied soldiers from unnecessary risks. Based on information and testimony made public in recent months, we are convinced that Houston-based KBR, Inc., and its longtime parent company Halliburton were willfully negligent in upholding this duty.
Our firm is currently pursuing litigation against KBR on behalf of U.S. National Guardsmen exposed to the deadly carcinogen sodium dichromate at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plan in Iraq during 2003. Other accomplished law firms have filed lawsuits on behalf of military personnel who endured exposure to fumes from toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Knowledgeable in Claims Against Military Contractors and the Health Impact of Chemical Exposure
In essence, KBR and other private-sector military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to dispose of potentially toxic industrial and household waste by means similar to those required in the United States — in a suitable, secure incinerator, for example, or by establishing landfills.
Evidence is rapidly mounting that toxic burn pits were the shortcut of choice in various overseas locations, and that the widespread health impact on U.S., U.K., and other allied soldiers may be catastrophic. Burning plastics and various other toxin-containing materials in open pits without proper safety controls appears to have exposed military personnel to smoke and fumes capable of causing severe respiratory problems, chronic conditions, and potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Our Texas-Based Trial Lawyers Focus on Complex, High-Stakes Litigation
At Doyle Raizner, we focus on complex and challenging injury cases — including many intended to hold major U.S. corporations legally accountable for negligence. Choosing a legal advocate with relevant experience may be essential to getting the thorough diagnostic work and ongoing medical care you may need due to toxic burn pit exposure.
To discuss what happened to you while serving your country — and the appropriate approach to fighting for monetary compensation — please contact us now and arrange a consultation.