Environmental Pollutants - Uranium
Depleted uranium is a by-product of the industrial process used to enhance uranium. The high density of the metal allows it to pierce armaments when it is employed in bullets and shells. Its resulting use in military applications has exposed thousands of soldiers and civilians to low-grade radioactivity through the spent munitions.
A study by the University of Arizona in 2006 cited a 600% increase in leukemia and birth defects occurring in young children exposed to the munitions in Iraq. The uranium causes abnormal cell growth and other cellular abnormalities which can result in cancer. As the war in Iraq continues and munitions containing depleted uranium are expended, the spread of disease amongst both civilians and soldiers will only grow.
Congressional efforts to investigate the harmful effects of depleted uranium have only gone so far as an unsuccessful petition. As more cases come to light, the need for depleted uranium lawyers to protect the rights of fighting men and women will become more apparent throughout society.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, as the result of an environmental pollutant, such as depleted uranium, and you believe the exposure was someone else's fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your depleted uranium case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a depleted uranium lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.