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Stars and Stripes: Litigants in Red Hill lawsuit face Navy ‘gaslighting,’ attorney Kristina Baehr says

Just Well attorney Kristina Baehr files lawsuit against US Navy for contaminating drinking water in Hawaii.
A Navy contractor collects a water sample from the Red Hill well shaft in Honolulu, Hawaii, in support of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s water restoration efforts, Feb. 7, 2022. (James Mullen/U.S. Navy)

Military families in Hawaii, represented by law firms Just Well Law, Hosoda Law Group, and Lanier Law Firm, have filed an amended complaint against the federal government alleging medical "gaslighting" by the Navy in a lawsuit seeking compensation for illnesses attributed to ingesting toxic fuel-contaminated water.

The complaint points to conflicting statements by military officials regarding the nature and cause of the health issues reported by the plaintiffs as a form of gaslighting. One case cited in the lawsuit involves Amanda Zawieruszynski and her family, who experienced severe headaches, gastrointestinal problems, sore throat, rash, and other symptoms after drinking toxic jet fuel contaminated water in their home in Red Hill.

The Navy, as a policy, does not comment on ongoing litigation.

The lawsuit, filed by personal injury attorney Kristina Baehr of Just Well Law in Austin, Texas, aims to hold the military accountable for the alleged health consequences of toxic exposure from jet fuel in the water supply.

Read more at: Stars and Stripes


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