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Napoli Bern Law Firm Active in Major Lawsuit on Behalf of Ground Zero Cleanup Workers Suffering From “WTC Toxic Diseases”
PRLEAP Release, April 28, 2005

The Napoli Bern (formerly Napoli, Kaiser & Bern) law firm is currently active in filing complaints against property owners and others on behalf of over 800 plaintiffs in the first major class lawsuit on behalf of cleanup workers at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center. It is expected that thousands more will join the lawsuit with over one billion dollars being sought for victim medical testing.

The lawsuit is being filed against owners, managers, controllers and leasors of the World Trade Center complex. The cleanup workers have been affected by the high levels of lethal toxins which were present at Ground Zero following the events on September 11, 2001. These afflictions which are known as “WTC Toxic Diseases” could also affect many of the people who live and work around the area of the cleanup.

Napoli Bern, LLC along with the law firm of Worby, Groner, Edelman are involved with thousands of individual lawsuits, notices of claims and other filings. These lawsuits are being filed against many governmental bodies including New York City, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of their individual clients.

Napoli Bern is currently handling hundreds of new inquiries. These inquiries include individuals and groups representing thousands of potential plaintiffs. The total number of people affected by “WTC Toxic Diseases” could be over 400,000.

The Napoli Bern and Worby, Groner, Edelman law firms will undertake initiatives with governmental legislators to create and fund medical testing programs for the victims. Consultants from related medical and toxicological areas are creating protocol for the testing procedures. The long term cost of the medical testing is estimated to be in excess of one billion dollars.

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