What This Case Is About
Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief only – no monetary damages – and redress for several decades of the U.S. Government’s use of them as human guinea pigs in chemical and biological agent testing experiments, followed by over 30 years of neglect, including:
- the use of troops to test nerve gas, psychochemicals, and thousands of other toxic chemical or biological substances;
- the failures to secure informed consent and other widespread failures to follow the precepts of U.S. and international law regarding the use of human subjects, including the 1953 Wilson Directive and the Nuremberg Code;
- the refusal to satisfy their legal and moral obligations to locate the victims of experiments or to provide health care or compensation to them;
- the deliberate destruction of evidence and files documenting their illegal actions, actions which were punctuated by fraud, deception, and a callous disregard for the value of human life.
The Complaint asks the Court to determine that Defendants’ actions were illegal and that Defendants have a duty to notify all victims and to provide them with health care going forward.