Calling out Oregon lawyers by name

Yes, I’m going to name names here. That’s how we do things. But before I start throwing the dirt, I want to be clear about what they’ve done. Last week, a case I’ve been working on–Bixby v. KBR–got a lot of press. This is the Oregon National Guard soldiers’ toxic exposure injury case against KBR, […]

Senator Wyden pushes VA for assistance to Qarmat Ali veterans

Our toxic exposure case for Oregon National Guard vets exposed to sodium dichromate at the Qarmat Ali facility in Iraq continues. The case is against Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) and its various offshoots.  Background: Link to NBC Nightly News story and reflections on the case here.  Earlier updates on the case here. Meantime, worth […]

Senator Wyden supports expanded benefits for Iraq war vets exposed to sodium dichromate

In Portland last week, Senator Wyden held a press conference to announce his support for expanding VA benefits for soldiers exposed to toxic chemicals in Iraq.  This arguably sounds bland.  It is not. It’s important for a few reasons. Let’s talk first about history. Senator Wyden and I are a few years apart, but I […]

Iraq-era veterans losing a champion in the Senate

Senator Byron Dorgan (D.  N.D.) announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election.  I’ve never been to North Dakota, and I had only passing awareness of Senator Dorgan until this summer.  That changed as a result of my work on behalf of Oregon National Guard soldiers exposed to sodium dichromate in Iraq. Senator Dorgan has […]

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