New Law Permits 9/11 Ground Zero Workers to Sue NYC according to Lawyer RosascoWednesday, September 30, 2009
Great legal news for injured and ill 9/11 rescue and recovery workers! In an article published in Newsday today, Governor David Paterson has just signed a new law effective September 16, 2009 allowing workers who missed lawsuit filing deadlines to sue New York City for negligence for telling workers that the air at Ground Zero was safe, when in fact it was deadly soup of toxins.
Any sick 9/11 Ground Zero worker who had a prior claim dismissed or who never filed a claim in the first place should contact our office immediately at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529) to discuss a new lawsuit. These lawsuits are not the same as the filing a World Trade Center workers’ compensation claims, which we have been handling now for many years.
Our office would be glad to explain the difference and your filing options given the new law. There are additional strict filing deadlines in the new law. Ask to speak to Troy Rosasco at extension 123.
Many thanks to State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) and Governor Paterson for their continued concern and support for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers and volunteers.