9/11 rescue volunteers have already contracted asbestos exposure related diseases, including mesothelioma, leukemia, and other forms of cancer. An estimated 70% of the 40,000 first responders have acquired illnesses. It is estimated another 300,000 New Yorkers will become seriously ill.
1. Find an experienced attorney.
Make sure you find an attorney who specializes in mesothelioma. A seasoned attorney who understands the various laws in New York will significantly affect the outcome of your claim.
2. Find an attorney who will offer you a free consultation.
A good law firm will give you a chance to sit down and give them the details of your case before you hire them.
3. Evaluate the attorney/client relationship up front
You need to be comfortable with your attorney. A good attorney will guide you and be sympathetic to your case.
4. Research the Law Firm
Does the law firm the attorney works for have a good reputation? Have you talked to anyone that has hired them before? Do they specialize in mesothelioma?
Seven years ago, citizens of New York City and many other places traveled from their homes to assist in the 9/11 cleanup operations. Their valiant efforts brought comfort and renewed faith to New Yorkers and Americans, in the presence, of the worst terrorism attack in our country’s history. One of those volunteers, Gregory Quibell, who had a large impact, on the events of September 11, 2001, passed away on September 3, 2008.
Quibell, a 54-year-old, who devoted a total 242 hours at Ground Zero, worked night and day transporting firefighters to and from the World Trade Center. Unfortunately, Quibell did not realize the asbestos fibers and other air toxins surrounding him were contaminating his lungs, resulting in leukemia and pulmonary fibrosis.
Congress, recently opposed legislation for additional healthcare funding for ailing 9/11 workers. It is important the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is passed. This act will help to provide every person exposed to toxins from 9/11 has a right to be medically monitored.
Citizens in New York and the surrounding areas, during and after the 9/11 attacks, were greatly affected by the contaminated air. Knowing how to selecting a law firm specializing in Mesothelioma, an asbestos related disease, is important to our citizens.
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