I worked as a Government Defense Contractor Overseas during 2006-2007. in the Middle East. I was put in a very remote isolated site. During this time I was exposed to extreme sexual harassment, discrimination, wage discrimination, retaliation and another very serious situation. I contacted the hotline overseas to notify the company of what had happened and I also talked to a company investigator. During this time, March 2007, there was an incident in which I was exposed to diesel jet fuel that was put in my vehicle for three days.
This exposure made me so sick that I had to go to the hospital an hour away for three days. I was unable to breathe, coughing up blood, etc. After I came home to the US I filed another report here about this incident. I have yet to have anyone do anything to help me. I just recently was able to obtain my medical records from the Middle East on this incident. I also have have been sick with, chronic bronchitis, and extreme fatigue etc since I've been back in the US. I was told that the Defense Base Act was for people like me and I would have a case. Again, Nothing was done to help me. I have tried to get the AIG insurance company to investigate and I've talked with the adjuster several times. Nothing has happened. I recently called again and they claim they still don't have enough doctor's reports to support the accident. The overseas doctor's reports state that this incident was reported and I was very sick as a result of the exposure. They tried to get other information but the incident was covered up. Whether this was intentional or an accident, the company has yet to make any attempts to discipline those responsible. The company even attempted to cover the incident up as it was a result of the sexual harassment I endured while I was working and living overseas. I could have died as a result of this incident and the company will not send me to a doctor to check forsensics in my blood for toxic substances. I have only been able to see a regular doctor one time to get medication. This is a very serious situation for me as I suffer from the fall out effects. Breathing jet fuel is not something that is condusive to human life and I just want to know if I will experience adverse effects in the future, such as rare cancers etc . I have also been afraid for my life, regarding this incident. I would like some help if there is anyone out there that can help me.
I was hired for just above soldier's pay to help with the war efforts and this definately wasn't what I signed up for - trying to help my country.
Fort Worth, Texas