The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP remains committed to their continued representation of 9/11 responders who require assistance with Zadroga Act claims. The New York Times reported that some law firms who have made hundreds of millions of dollars from the World Trade Center Toxic Dust Settlement have refused to continue to represent Ground Zero responders in seeking compensation claims under the federal Zadroga Act because they are unable to further bill those clients.
Matthew McCauley, who is the leading attorney in the WTC/Zadroga group at Parker Waichman LLP and a former NYPD Officer and WTC First Responder said in a statement that, “Many of our clients played an instrumental role in the passage of the Zadroga Act, and they continue to work with us to include Cancer as a covered injury. Just as we have not given up on adding Cancer, we will never give up on any of our clients.
“We are also representing an Air Traffic Controller pro bono who has been excluded from PTSD benefits because he was not physically at a site, despite being in contact with one of the United Airline flights until the end. While it’s true for all of our clients, this group truly exemplifies our belief that it is not just business – it’s personal. We want these first responders to get what they need and justly deserve.”
Any 9/11 first responder who requires assistance with Zadroga Act claims is urged to contact Parker Waichman LLP, whether the firm can bill for the claim or not. For more information regarding Zadroga Act claims and Parker Waichman LLP, please visit: www.yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).