The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center left lower Manhattan in ruins, the country’s financial system frozen and the nation terrorized. America called upon its police officers, firemen, EMS technicians, construction workers, and hazardous substance handlers to rescue the injured, recover the fallen, clean away the substances, and decontaminate the surrounding buildings of the toxic World Trade Center debris. Despite the bravery and hard work of these heroes, our elected officials, property owners, contractors, and employers ignored the long-term health hazards of the toxic World Trade Center debris, and permitted and encouraged those workers to work without the necessary and legally mandated safety protection.
Illness from Exposure to Toxic World Trade Center Dust and Debris
The result of this disregard for the safety of these workers is now becoming manifest. Thousands of workers are suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, RADS, sinusitis and lung masses. Others have been diagnosed with GERDs, ulcers and colon polyps. Many are developing cancers, and other debilitating illnesses. Some have died.
If you are sick from World Trade Center debris — contact our New York attorneys for a free consultation.
Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP has represented individuals injured by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks for more than fifteen years. We represented approximately 100 plaintiffs in lawsuits before the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and over 1000 claimants before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The firm has achieved over $200 million in recoveries for our September 11th clients.
Please see the law firm's Victim Compensation Fund website for additional information on the Victim Compensation Fund and our handling of those claims. Or contact us today for a free, confidential consultation to get your questions answered.