Class Action & Mass Torts

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Compensation Fund Rumors Insurance industry lobbyists recently proposed a COVID-19 (CV19) or Coronavirus compensation program modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (9/11 VCF)[1]. Whether such a fund will ever be created is yet to be seen, and purely speculative at this point. However, erring on the side of caution, we created some best practices for CV19 victims to follow with the lessons we learned in our 9/11
As of April 2, 2020, the WTC Health Program has provided the following information regarding the Coronavirus. The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program has been working on ways to meet your health care needs during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. Our priority is to make sure that all members are taking steps to protect their health. In addition, our clinics have had to shift how they operate to ensure that they are still…
Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (9/11 VCF) released the following new guidance regarding the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on its operations: Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on VCF Operationsas of March 31, 2020 The VCF remains operational at this time, although we expect delays in all areas of claims processing. Please read the information below, and continue to check this website for updates. VCF Helpline: The Helpline remains operational Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.…
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that companies pull all prescription and over-the-counter forms of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) from store shelves. The agency has warned that an impurity in the drugs has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, which has become the subject of litigation against manufacturers of the drugs. The impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), is commonly ingested in the human diet. NDMA is present in low levels…