9/11 – World Trade Center (WTC) Respiratory Illness Lawsuits
September 11, 2001. Every American – indeed, most people around the world — can tell you where they were and what they were doing at the moment they found out that the World Trade Center had been attacked by terrorists. The scars of that horrific morning – both visible and internal — will be with us all forever. Today, years later, the effects of 9/11 still overwhelm the United States. A massive war against terrorists is ongoing, – forcing hundreds of thousands of American soldiers to assist in the rebuilding process in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here at home, a new danger exists as the brave men and women involved in the recovery and rescue effort after the terrorist attacks in New York have begun to suffer from illness and disability as a result of their exposure to multiple toxic substances while working at the various worksites during the rescue, recovery and cleanup operations.
Millions of minute toxic particles were released into the environment when the twin towers collapsed. Firefighters, police officers and construction workers assisting in rescue operations in the days and weeks following the attacks were exposed to these toxic substances, many of which caused serious illness and injury – some of which we have only barely begun to recognize as the aftermath of the attacks. Health officials say that rescue and cleanup workers may have inhaled asbestos, mercury, lead, silica, polyvinyl chloride and other harmful particles in the days and weeks after the tragedy.
Those affected have a variety of complaints or illnesses, including:
- Breathing problems and/or shortness of breath;
- Asthma, bronchitis and/or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease);
- RADS (Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome );
- WTC Cough;
- Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Silicosis;
- GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease);
- Skin conditions;
- Disease, tumor or cancer to lungs, kidneys, liver, throat and other places;
On behalf of our clients, our associated attorneys are suing various entities and contractors who were in charge of the sites during the many months of clean up, seeking fair compensation for their injuries. FEMA (The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency) has agreed to indemnify virtually all of the defendants (including the City), so that if we are successful in our suits, FEMA monies will pay most, if not all, of the compensation due to our clients.
If you would like us to consider representing you, please fill out the following and supply:
- Questionnaire (both sides);
- Retainer (sign where indicated);
- HIPPA authorizations (initial line 9(b) and sign at the bottom for each form)
- Any related medical records you have.
Since there are short time limitations for us to file suit, please send this back to us immediately.
Upon our receipt, we will review your questionnaire, and if we accept your case, will countersign it and return it to you. If you have any questions, please call us toll free at (866) 333-3LAW (3529) or contact us by e-mail.