Friday, August 6, 2010

Poisoned by Burning Trash

The Washington Post, in an article authored by Maria Gold ,, has described the medical plight of returning soldiers from Iraq and Afganistan, after having been poisoned by burning trash.  The ill solders were exposed to fumes and smoke from burn pits that were constructed by independent contractors to the military.

The article describes a variety of serious medical aliments including respiratory conditions involving a chronic cough, and 6 deaths due to leukemia and 5 more that are reportedly under treatment for the same cancer.

A Federal lawsuit is now pending on behalf of the soldiers and independent contractors who have been exposed.  decision on pending determinative motions is anticipated shortly.

Click here to read more about burn pit exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Click here to read more about burn pit claims for benefits and lawsuits. Call Jon L. Gelman at 973.696.7900 or e-mail