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Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure During the 9/11 Attacks

September 15, 2023 In 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, resulted in a loss of life that remains unparalleled in modern American history. However, the immediate horrors of that day masked another lurking danger: the release of toxic substances, including asbestos, into the …

What Are the Health Hazards of Lead Exposure?

September 14, 2023 In 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Although we now know how dangerous lead exposure can be, this metal was once present in many household items—placing millions of people at risk for serious health problems. From impairing the brain, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems, to affecting the kidneys …

9/11 & Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls

September 14, 2023 In 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

When the World Trade Center towers were attacked on September 11th, 2001, thousands of lives were claimed. Additionally, a large number of first responders, recovery workers, residents, and other individuals were exposed to a hazardous mix of contaminants, including polychlorinated …

How Are Victim Compensation Fund Awards Calculated?

September 13, 2023 In 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The tragic events of September 11th have left an indelible mark on countless lives, manifesting in physical injuries, emotional traumas, and ongoing health challenges. Over the years, may people have sought avenues for reparation and justice amid the pain and …

History of the Victim Compensation Fund

On September 11th, 2001, an unprecedented tragedy shook the United States, leading to significant health and financial repercussions for thousands. To support the affected individuals and families, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established.

The VCF’s history is …

Potential Health Consequences of 9/11 Toxic Dust Clouds

On September 11, 2001, an unprecedented tragedy struck New York City when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. While the immediate loss of life was devastating, the aftermath produced a toxic dust cloud that lingered for months, posing serious health …

What Resources Are There for 9/11 Victims & Responders?

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have left lasting scars on countless lives, both physically and emotionally. The aftermath of the terrorist attacks not only affected those who were present at the sites, but also a wave of responders …

What is a False Imprisonment Tort?

May 25, 2023 In Mass Tort

An individual affected by false imprisonment.

Imagine the horror of being unlawfully confined, restrained against your will, and denied the basic human right to move freely. This is the haunting reality that victims of false imprisonment face.

False imprisonment occurs when a person deliberately and unlawfully

What Toxic Exposures Are Covered Under the PACT Act?

Recognizing the immense challenges faced by veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service, the U.S. government has implemented the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT Act).

This law significantly expands

Understanding the VA Policies for Toxic Exposure Screening

Someone spraying chemicals risking himself to toxic exposure.

The United States military has long been regarded for its bravery and sacrifice. However, the dangers faced by our service members extend far beyond the battlefield. For many veterans, the effects of toxic exposures during their service have become a