Former U.S. and NATO Soldiers Exposed to X-Rays From Radar Defense Systems File Class Action Against Defense Contractors.
The plaintiffs allege that defendants defectively designed and manufactured the radar devices by failing to adequately shield radar transmitter tubes that emitted dangerous amounts of x-ray radiation, creating an unreasonable risk of harm to radar mechanics, technicians, and operators who regularly repaired, maintained and worked in close proximity with these devices. In addition, the Complaint alleges that despite the fact that the defendants knew, or should have known, of the dangers posed by their radar devices, the defendants failed to warn users of the significant dangers and health risks posed by potential exposure to ionizing radiation through the maintenance and use of radar devices. In particular, the Complaint alleges that defendants failed to advise users of the need to wear protective clothing and to limit periods of exposure.
As a result of this radiation exposure, the plaintiffs are at higher risk for certain illnesses or have already developed various forms of cancer and other life-threatening conditions. They seek certification of a medical monitoring class on behalf of a class of radar operators, mechanics and technicians exposed to ionizing radiation produced by defendants' radar devices, but not yet affected with an illness. They also seek relief for this class in the form of a fund, to be administered by the court, to finance the performance of such medical monitoring and surveillance services as are deemed reasonably and medically necessary to protect the medical monitoring class from increased risk of harm and disease.
Those plaintiffs who have already become ill or have died as a result of the exposure also seek monetary damages. The illnesses affecting the plaintiffs include, but are not limited to, leukemia, lymphomas, bladder cancer, brain cancer, thyroid disease and late onset testicular cancer.
The lawyers representing plaintiffs include, Jonathan Auerbach of the law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., Enrique Moreno of the Law Office of Enrique Moreno, 701 Magoffin, El Paso, TX 79901, and James P. Ulwick of Kramon & Graham, P.A., One South Street, Suite 2600 Baltimore, MD 21202.
Veterans and others who believe that they may have been injured through x-ray exposure from defendants' radar devices can contact the Law Office of Berger & Montague's Radar Litigation Group at:
Berger & Montague, P.C. Radar Litigation Group 1622 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 800-23-RADAR (800-237-2327) or 215-875-3000 Fax: 215-875-4604 Website: http://www.bergermontague.com e-mail: Radar@bm.net
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CONTACT: Jonathan Auerbach, Esq. of Berger & Montague, P.C., +1-215-875-3000
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