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What This Case Is About

In this class action, the Plaintiff class sought declaratory and injunctive relief to redress 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:

  • Test subjects have been released from oaths of secrecy: 2011 Secrecy Oath Release
  • On November 19, 2013, the Court ordered the Army to provide Notice:  “the Army has an ongoing duty to warn members of the class about newly acquired information that may affect their well-being now and in the future as it becomes available,” including “effects upon their health which may possibly come from such participation”
  • On April 4, 2017, the Court ordered the Army to provide Medical Care:  “the Army has an ongoing duty to provide medical care to the members of the class for any injury or disease that is the proximate result of their participation in Defendant’s chemical or biological substance testing programs”

To apply for medical care from the Army under the Court’s injunction, submit an Application for Medical Care to: U.S. Army Public Health Center (USAPHC), ATTN: Benefits Application Panel, 5158 Blackhawk Road, APG, MD 21010-5403. For more information, please see the Army’s October 2017 letter, and the Army’s follow up May 2018 letter, containing answers to some class member questions. To request notice information, you can submit a Form 2870 Request for the Army to search its databases and provide you with information about your testing participation. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Army’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-984-8523.