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Saturday, November 3, 2012

$85 Million Verdict Against KBR for Negligently Exposing Soldiers to Toxins in Iraq


An Oregon jury returned an $85 Million verdict against Kellog Brown & Root (KBR), a US Iraq War contractor, for exposing Oregon soldiers to toxins and causing them illness. 

After a 3 week trial, the jury deliberated 2 days, and found KBR guilty of negligently exposing the American soldiers to sodium dichromate, a cancer causing toxin substance containing hexavalent chromium. The soldiers complained of respiratory ailments after being exposed in Iraq near a water treatment plant.

similar lawsuit is now pending in the US Court in Maryland alleging that KBR, and others, exposed US soldiers to toxins from burn pits that were built, constructed or maintained for waste disposal. Those soldiers, and their families, allege that many conditions including respiratory ailments and cancers were caused by the exposure.

Click here to read more about burn pit claims for benefits and lawsuits. Contact Attorney Jon L. Gelman LLC, e-mail jon@gelmans.com

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Aug 21, 2012
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