Thursday, March 10, 2011

Soldier Seeks Answers to Medical Condition

A New Mexico Air National Guard soldier, who alleges exposure to burn pit dust and fumes in Iraq, has requested that further investigation be conducted into the exposures he associated with his illness. The soldier, formally deployed to Balad Iraq, for two tours of duty, has been diagnosed with bronchiolitis, a respiratory condition, and mesothelioma, a fatal, rare cancer, associated to asbestos exposure. 

Medical doctors associated with Vanderbilt University have linked a rare and incurable lung disease with exposure to toxic dust, fumes and smoke of burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many returning soldiers have reported medical conditions including:

  • Allergy-like symptoms
  • Asthma
  • Breathing restrictions
  • Cancers (lung, brain, bone, skin)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic coughs
  • Chronic respiratory infections
  • Constant Infections
  • Cramps and severe abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Emotional Distress
  • Gastrointestinal illness and distress
  • Leukemia
  • Long term shortness of breath
  • Lung Cancer
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Pulmonary injuries
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Restrictive Airways Disease (Bronchiolitis)
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Severe Headache
  • Skin infection
  • Sleep apnea
  • Throat Infections
  • Ulcers
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Weeping lesions on extremities 
A lawsuit was filed alleging that KRB, Inc.
(NYSE KRB) endangered the health and safety of American soldiers in
Iraq and Afghanistan by exposing them to huge quantities of toxic 
dust, fumes and other air pollution by burning unsorted waste in vast 
open-air pits without any safety controls.

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