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Major 9/11 Negligence Lawsuits

The events of 9/11 resulted in a flurry of legal activity by victims and their families. In addition to the lawsuits against the organizations and financiers connected to the attacks, there have also been numerous personal injury lawsuits based on the premise that the negligence of certain parties either allowed the attacks to occur or exacerbated their effects. Some of these lawsuits are still pending, more than 12 years later.

Numerous lawsuits have been filed by victims and their families as well as the owners of the Word Trade Center complex. The defendants include:

  • The airlines involved
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Airport security companies
  • Property management companies
  • Contractors

These claims have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein is presiding over pretrial matters in the consolidated case, In re September 11 Litigation. This case encompasses claims for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and business loss. This case is distinct from a separate multidistrict case, also in the Southern District of New York, against the parties who allegedly perpetrated and financed the attacks.

Participation in this or other similar litigation may disqualify you from receiving benefits from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. This is not always the case, however, and plaintiffs who settled or were otherwise released from litigation before the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 was enacted may still qualify for VCF benefits. Contact one of our 9/11 compensation attorneys to learn more about your options for receiving compensation.

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  • Deadline Extended to Register for Compensation

    There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.

    For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.

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Many people have tried to complete the VCF application on their own, only to learn that it requires answers to hundreds of questions and many documents to download. It would be our pleasure to help you complete the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Please call us for a free consultation.

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A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. You undoubtedly have questions about your disease and how you will pay for treatment. Lawyers at Barasch & McGarry ensure you understand the complex requirements and help devise the best strategies for obtaining compensation and appropriate medical care under the Zadroga Act. Contact our law firm online or call 888-351-9421. The initial consultation is free, so it costs you nothing to find out whether a lawyer can help.
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