RD Legal Funding is Honored to Fund 9/11 First Responders

RD Legal Funding is Honored to Fund 9/11 First Responders

Two days after the collapse of the World Trade Center, Mayor Giuliani declared that "the air is safe as far as we can tell, with respect to chemical and biological agents" (Mason). Thousands of brave men and women representing all 50 states sacrificed their lives in an unparalleled feat of heroism and selflessness.

These First Responders had no reason to assume the air they were breathing was contaminated. They had, after all, been reassured by the EPA that the air was safe. We know today that the air was far from safe. In fact, the dust cloud that engulfed the area was plagued with never before seen levels of toxins, including asbestos, benzene, lead, and hydrochloric acid.

A study was conducted by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in September of 2006. Of 9,500 First Responders who were surveyed, 70% were diagnosed with respiratory problems. Furthermore, a third of this population suffered from abnormal pulmonary function. This study also determined that those who arrived at the sight first had more severe respiratory complications.

Unfortunately, these heroes that sacrificed so much are not getting the financial support they deserve in a timely manner. Almost a decade later, many are struggling to get by as the government continues to delay assistance.

RD Legal Funding recently had the honor of providing settlement funding to one of 9/11’s First Responders. It is truly unfortunate that these heroes have to wait for the funds they rightfully deserve. Until the government streamlines this process, RD Legal will do everything in its power to promptly fund First Responders.

For more information about our settlement advancement program exclusively for 9/11 First Responders, please click here, or call us toll-free at (800) 565-5177. We look forward to helping in any way we can.