What This Case Is About
In this class action, the Plaintiff class seeks declaratory and injunctive relief only – no monetary damages – and redress for several decades of the U.S. Government’s use of them as human test subjects in chemical and biological agent testing experiments, followed by decades of neglect, including:
- the use of troops to test nerve gas, psychochemicals, and hundreds of other toxic chemical or biological substances;
- the failure to satisfy their legal obligations to locate the participants of experiments and to provide them with notice of what they were exposed to and what the possible health effects may be;
- the failure to follow their legal obligations to provide medical care to test subjects for health problems related to the experiments;
- the failure to release the test subjects from oaths of secrecy.
The Complaint asks the Court to determine that Defendants have a duty to notify all test subject veterans and to provide them with medical care going forward.