Cincinnati Toxic Tort Attorney and Ohio VA Lawyer reviews Burn Pit Lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide

Military service members and private military contractors who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have joined toxic exposure class-action burn pit lawsuits in recent years after developing severe illness. Burn Pit Lawsuits have been filed against specific military contractors as well as the government for failing to protect veterans from preventable toxic exposure.

Thousands of veterans have claimed that they were made ill by the continual use of burn pits within bases and camps in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hazardous materials, some of which were not authorized to be burned—like tires, batteries, medical waste—were placed in burn pits, and placed veterans at an increased risk of neurological problems, cancers and other health issues.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio VA Disability lawyer and Toxic Tort Attorney reviewing burn pit lawsuits and VA injury allegations for plaintiffs nationwide.

What is a Burn Pit?

The military bases the United States maintained in Iraq and Afghanistan created a lot of waste. Huge quantities of unsorted waste, including hazardous waste, medical waste, and human waste, were burned in open-air pits at military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Exposure to the toxic fumes from burn pits is alleged to have caused service members and civilian contractors to suffer serious respiratory related injuries.

On some bases, veterans complained of a constant burning plastic smell lingering in the air. Some soldiers began coughing up dark material and were diagnosed with asthma and more serious respiratory illnesses.

In 2010, the Department of Defense banned burn pits and other improper waste disposal methods, but thousands of soldiers had already been exposed to toxins and may have developed chronic diseases and related cancers.

Burn Pit Exposure Illness & Symptoms

Burn Pits are associated with an increased risk of asthma and emphysema as well as certain cancers and chronic diseases. Tissue samples from veterans lungs in many cases show evidence of constrictive bronchiolitis, a disease characterized by particles lodged in the airways, which doctors call “clearly inhalational.” Exposure to harmful toxins in Iraq and Afghanistan may result in the following symptoms:

  • Asthma
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chronic bronchitis (Bronchiolitis)
  • Chronic coughing
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Nose bleeds
  • Pulmonary injury
  • Severe headache
  • Skin infection
  • Sleep apnea
  • Throat infections
  • Ulcers
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting

The Lyon Firm is also reviewing Agent Orange Exposure for Vietnam veterans and plaintiffs nationwide. 

Burn Pit Lawsuits: Iraq & Afghanistan Exposure

In Iraq:

  • Abu Ghraib Prison
  • Al Asad Air Base
  • Al Quo
  • Al Taqaddum (Ridgeway)
  • Ali Air Base (formerly Talil Air Base)
  • Al-Sahra aka Camp Speicher
  • Baghdad International Airport (BIAP)
  • Balad Air Base
  • Baqubah (FOB) (Warhorse)
  • Camp Adder, Talil Air Base
  • Camp Al Taji (Army Airfield)
  • Camp Anderson
  • Camp Ar Ramadi
  • Camp Bucca
  • Camp Cedar I and I, Talil Air Base
  • Camp Chesty
  • Camp Courage, Mosul
  • Camp Cropper
  • Camp (FOB) Delta, Al Kut
  • Camp Echo, Diwaynia
  • Camp Geiger
  • Camp Liberty (aka Camp Trashcan)
  • Camp Loyalty
  • Camp or LSA Anaconda
  • Camp Ridgeway (Al Taquaddum)
  • Camp Rustamiyah
  • Camp Scania
  • Camp Shield, Baghdad
  • Camp Speicher aka Al Sahra Airfield (formerly FOB)
  • Camp Stryker
  • Camp Victory
  • COB Meade, Camp Liberty
  • Diwaynia
  • Fallujah
  • FOB Caldwell, Kirkuk
  • FOB Endurance, Qayyarah Airfield West/Saddam Air Base
  • FOB Freedom, Kirkuk
  • FOB Gabe, Baqubah
  • FOB Marez, Mosul
  • FOB Summerall (Bayji and Taji)
  • FOB Sykes (Tall’ Afar)
  • FOB Warrior, Kirkuk
  • Green Zone or International Zone
  • Kalsu
  • Kirkuk
  • Kut Al Hayy Airbase
  • Mosul
  • Navstar
  • Q-West, Qayyarah Airfield West/Saddam Air Base
  • Scania
  • Taji
  • Talil Air Base (now is Ali Air Base)
  • Tall’ Afar

In Afghanistan:

  • Bagram Air Base
  • Camp Bastion Airfield
  • FOB Fenty, Jalalabad
  • FOB Orgun-East
  • FOB Salerno
  • FOB Sharana
  • Jalalabad
  • Kabul
  • Kandahar

It takes courage to challenge the government and file a Veterans Affairs Lawsuit. The Lyon Firm can help you find the answers to the many questions that have gone unanswered. Together we can make a difference in your life and the lives of other veterans involved in burn pit lawsuits. For a free consultation, call Joe Lyon at (800) 513-2403.