Were you harmed at Red Hill?
Many of you knew your family was not well. You smelled it in the water. You saw a sheen. And you felt it: nausea, skin rashes, sore throats, burning eyes. You told them things weren’t right: the Navy, the landlords, the doctors. They told you everything was fine. But they knew there had been an enormous blast of thousands of gallons of jet fuel into your water source.
Our firm represents families who lived on the Navy water line on O’ahu between May and November 2021. Our clients seek accountability and financial recovery from their landlords and the United States.
As you know, over 93,000 people were exposed to and harmed by Red Hill’s water contamination. If you resided on the Navy water line between May and November 2021, you have a claim for harm caused by toxic drinking water. You can be compensated for inconvenience, illness, future medical risk, fear of future harm, trauma, and more.
Did you experience toxic exposure due to the Navy's negligence? Start your path to recovery using the form on this page.
HONOLULU, Nov. 10, 2022
More than 100 injured U.S. military family members and civilians filed new federal-court claims against the Navy over the catastrophic contamination of the water supply near the Red Hill fuel storage facility in Hawai’i in 2021.
The case is Patrick Feindt, Jr., et al., v. The United States of America, Case No. 1:22-cv-0039, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai’i.
Our first four families have filed suit against the United States, with hundreds more to come. These brave clients seek accountability, truth, and change. We cannot continue to poison families on American soil—and then fail to warn them. And we cannot tell sick families that they are not sick.
The US military was negligent. We hope you will join us in the effort to hold them accountable.
We know that our clients need to recover financially to rebuild their health and their lives. And together, we will send a message to the United States: clean water is a national security issue. To maintain our position of readiness, we must protect our families and military communities from harm. We must provide safe housing and safe water.
And we have the same message for the responsible landlords.
Who We Are
We are experienced advocates with a record of securing damages for our clients. We have practiced as Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Judge Advocate Generals, and plaintiffs' counsel in large national cases.
Kristina Baehr is a national trial lawyer who represents sick families against the companies and governments that made them sick. After Princeton and Yale Law, she worked her way up the ranks to partner at a national trial firm. Their teams represented clients against big pharma and tech companies in state, federal and international courts, and their victories led to over $1 billion in revenue for their clients. She then transitioned to the US Attorneys’ Office, where she represented federal agencies like the Army, Air Force, and VA in personal injury cases like this one. And when her own family experienced toxic exposure, she left the Department of Justice to build the personal injury firm she couldn’t find.
James Baehr is a trial lawyer and Veterans’ advocate who has spent his career fighting for servicemembers and their families. As a Marine Corps Judge Advocate General, Baehr represented over 200 servicemembers in court-martial proceedings, presentencing trials, and administrative boards. After active duty, Baehr served as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans, prosecuting over 100 defendants for felony level violations in the Eastern District of Louisiana. A Major in the Reserves, Baehr deployed to Iraq for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in 2018. Thereafter, he served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President, working as the President’s lead adviser on Veterans’ and servicemember policy, including toxic exposure benefits issues. Today, he fights for servicemembers and their families in courts around the country.
Lyle Hosoda is one of Hawaii’s best trial lawyers and President and CEO of Hosoda Law Group. He has represented companies and individuals in complex civil litigation for over 35 years. He has litigated personal injury claims in and around aircraft and airports, fuel contamination damages, and aircraft and helicopter crashes. Mr. Hosoda has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a top litigation attorney in Honolulu every year since 2013. He has also been named by Honolulu Magazine as one of the best lawyers in in several litigation specialties since 2014. With close personal ties to Red Hill, he is committed to serving the sick families affected by the Navy’s errors.
Mark Lanier is consistently recognized as one of the top civil trial lawyers in America. Best known as a zealous advocate for individuals in personal injury and product liability claims against major corporations, Mark brings passion, creativity and an unparalleled ability to connect with juries in courtrooms across the nation. During the past 30 years, Mark has taken on some of the biggest challenges in the legal field. In doing so, he has achieved some of the largest verdicts in history, accomplishments that have changed business practices to protect the public and have gained justice for the victims of dangerous drugs, medical devices, and other consumer products. In addition, he has successfully represented a select number of clients in claims involving fraud, breach of contract and other forms of business litigation.
In the News
Red Hill Advocacy
We gather with families to discuss health and the state of the legal claims against the Navy and landlords.
Town Hall, December 13-14, 2022
Central Town Hall, August 16, 2022
Ke`ehi Lagoon Memorial Park
Kapilina / Iroquois Point Town Hall, August 17, 2022
AMVETS at Ewa Beach
Town Hall, February 2022
Thank you for joining us for our round table on Red Hill toxic exposure, health & legal remedies. See this news clip for the highlights. You can also find the full recording here.
Round Table, January 2022
Red Hill Briefing, Washington D.C.
Clients Jamie Simic and Major Mandy Feindt briefed Congress on Red Hill.