Federal Judge Clears Way for 9/11 Ground Zero / WTC LawsuitsThursday, October 19, 2006
In a huge victory for Ground Zero workers, federal judge Alvin Hellerstein issued a 99 page ruling yesterday giving these heroes the opportunity to sue the City of New York, private contractors and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for their 9/11 related illnesses.
In the last few months, after the passage of the new 9/11 workers’ compensation law, our workers’ compensation attorneys have been deluged with calls from Ground Zero workers with various illness’s they believe are related to exposure to toxins at Ground Zero. In addition to new workers’ comp claims, they may now also be entitled to have an additional lawsuit against the City of New York for failing to warn them of the dangerous and sometimes deadly conditions at the former World Trade Center site. Turley Redmond & Rosasco is working with one of the "lead counsels" in New York City bringing this important law suit.
The most affected group of workers are police, firefighters, EMS, sanitation workers, transportation workersconstruction workers, National Guardsmen and other first responders. The most common illness’s workers’ comp lawyers see among these groups include asthma, reactive airway disease, interstitial lung disease and the following cancers: lung cancer, esophagus cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
If you or a family member believe your illness is related to working or volunteering at Ground Zero, please feel free to contact toll free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW, ext 123 to discuss your legal options.