$85 Million Verdict in Chemical Exposure Case

by Monty Yolles on December 7, 2012

Soldiers Win Chemical Exposure Claim

A group of soldiers from the Oregon National Guard won their lawsuit against Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR), receiving an $85 million verdict in their favor.  The soldiers alleged the government contractor failed to adequately warn them of the presence of a toxin in an area around an Iraqi oil field.

KBR had been hired by the U.S. government to assess and repair Iraqi oil field facilities following the Gulf War.  The company claimed it informed the military of the dangers.  Sadly, no one ever bothered to inform the soldiers, who were joined in the lawsuit by Guardsmen from Indiana and West Virginia.

This is not the first time a company ignored potential hazards in pursuit of a dollar, nor will it be the last time big business elects to ignore or minimize the risks to the employees on the ground.  This case is a good example of an injured person’s right to recover from a U.S. company, even if the negligent actions occurred overseas.

The Yolles Legal Group is dedicated to helping restore lives after a wrongful injury.  Monty Yolles, founder of The Yolles Legal Group, is an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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