More War Veterans Sue KBR Over Iraq and Afghanistan Burn Pits, According to Burke O’Neil LLC
Three of the lawsuits were filed Wednesday in federal courts in
KBR is accused of allowing thick, noxious smoke, coming off of flames sometimes colored blue or green by burning chemicals, to hang over U.S. bases and camps across
According to the complaints, the burn pits are so large that tractors are used to push waste onto them and the flames shoot hundreds of feet into the sky. KBR allegedly burned waste such as biohazard materials including human corpses, medical supplies, paints, solvents, asbestos, items containing pesticides, animal carcasses, tires, lithium batteries, Styrofoam, wood, rubber, medical waste, large amounts of plastics, and even entire trucks.
The plaintiffs in the new filings include the family of the late Air Force Major Kevin E. Wilkins, of
The legal team for the plaintiffs intends to seek class certification of the lawsuits to cover costs of medical monitoring, future medical expenses, and other damages for other individuals exposed to KBR burn pit emissions.
The defendants are KBR, Inc., of
The five new cases are:
- “Maurice Callue, et al., v. KBR, Inc., et al.,” in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
Florida(Case No. 09-21590).
- “John A. Wester Jr., et al., v. KBR, Inc., et al.,” in the U.S. District Court for the District of
Utah(Case No. 2:09-cv-531).
- “Derrol A. Turner, et al., v. KBR, Inc., et al.,” in the U.S. District Court for the District of
South Carolina(Civil Action No. 2:09-cv-01530-DCN).
Wallace McNabb, et al., v. KBR, Inc., et al.,” in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas(Case No. 2:09-cv-2303-JAR-DJW).
- “Benjamin Boeke, et al., v KBR, Inc., et al.,” in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
Ohio, Eastern Division (Case No. 2:09-cv-479).
SOURCE Burke O’Neil LLC