Monday, July 19, 2010

9/11 First Responders Set to Receive $712.5 Million Settlement

In one of the largest settlements of its kind on record, the attorneys representing more than 10,000 first responders and laborers who worked at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have negotiated an award of more than $700 million. The funds will be distributed to workers who have developed conditions believed to be linked to potential toxins in the environment after the attacks and subsequent structure collapses, ranging in severity from asthma to terminal cancer. The judge in the case has approved the agreement, but the final approval must come from the claimants in the case, of whom at least 95% must agree to the settlement before the funds can begin to be disbursed.

Have you or a loved one experienced an injury or illness due to environmental factors? If so, we can help you understand your legal recourse. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us directly at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.