Red Hill Claims Against the Navy
Central Town Hall
Tuesday, August 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Ke`ehi Lagoon Memorial Park
2685 N. Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96819
Kapilina / Iroquois Point Town Hall
Wednesday, August 17, 5:30-7:30pm
AMVETS at Ewa Beach
5001 Iroquois Ave, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
We represent families against the government that made them sick. Currently accepting claims for all those who lived on the Navy water line on O’ahu between May and November 2021.
You deserve to be compensated for disruption, illness, and fear. Many of you knew your family was not well. You smelled it in the water. You saw a sheen. And you and your family felt it: nausea, skin rashes, sore throats, burning eyes. You told them things weren’t right: the doctors, the command, the VA. They told you everything was fine. But they knew there had been an enormous blast of tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel into your water source in May and November 2021. You have lost so much. These events upended your lives, and you just want your family to get physically and mentally well.
Just Well Town Hall 2/25/2022
Clients Jamie Simic and Major Mandy Feindt briefed Congress on Red Hill.
Round Table, January 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.
History of Military Failures at Red Hill
We hope you will join us in the effort to hold the military accountable
This water contamination crisis is merely the most recent failure in a series of problems with Oahu’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility that dates back decades. Since World War II when the Red Hill USTs were constructed, the US military has ignored warnings from experts and local leaders about the enormous risk to people who rely on the water supply under Red Hill. The Navy has covered up their mistakes and dismissed your concerns, resulting in a crisis that has cost many of you and your families your homes and your health.
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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.
We cannot be mission-ready if the government is making us sick.
Who are We
We are fierce advocates with a passion for environmental health and our military communities.
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.