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Mass Disasters / Terrorism

Experienced New York mass disaster lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter fights for justice

Mass disaster and terrorism can lead to hundreds or even thousands of deaths and severe injuries. Families of victims who lose their lives and survivors have a right to be compensated for their losses.

These cases, however, can be extremely complicated. Few lawyers know how to handle such complex claims involving mass catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. That’s why people around the world turn to a law firm with a proven track record of results when it comes to mass disasters and protecting the rights of victims of acts of terror. They rely on Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC.

Because Jonathan C. Reiter and many of the attorneys at our firm are experienced airline accident attorneys, we know how to handle legal cases involving large-scale disasters. These cases can be difficult to litigate, especially when terrorism or other criminal activity plays a role in such disasters.

Our goal is to help survivors and families obtain compensation for the losses. But we also want to hold individuals and entities that fund terrorist organizations accountable. We want to send a strong message to deter future acts of terrorism.

If you or a loved one was a victim of a mass disaster or terrorism, it’s critical that you contact us as soon as possible. A delay could affect your right to seek compensation. Don’t take chances with your future. Take action. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation with us. We’re ready and eager to work with you.

What types of mass disaster and terrorism cases does attorney Reiter handle?

Chiquita Banana Terrorism Case

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC has filed a historic $12 billion lawsuit against Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (Chiquita Banana) to recover damages for the murders and torture of over 600 victims of terrorism in the Republic of Colombia, South America. Chiquita is sought to be held liable for providing money and weapons to a terrorist group called the AUC (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia) that committed these heinous acts.

In March 2007, Chiquita pleaded guilty to a federal indictment charging it with making illegal payments to the AUC in violation of United States anti-terrorism laws. Chiquita was assessed a $25 million fine by the United States government. (Click HERE to read CNN’s coverage about Mr. Reiter’s representation of nearly 600 Colombian families against Chiquita Brands International.)

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC has filed this civil lawsuit to obtain fair and just monetary compensation for the victims of AUC terrorism that was aided and abetted by Chiquita, a United States corporation with a long history of involvement in Latin America.

September 11, 2001 Attack on the World Trade Center

Jonathan C. Reiter was deeply involved in representing the families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. * In this connection, a lawsuit was brought challenging the regulations issued by the United States government regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and their implementation by the Special Master, alleging that the amount of compensation for economic loss being awarded was inadequate.

Jonathan C. Reiter personally argued the case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, resulting in a decision that rejected any arbitrary limit on economic damages and directed that the Special Master consider the full amount of economic loss suffered by each family. (See Schneider v. Feinberg, 345 F.3d 135 (2nd Cir. 2003).

Why should I hire New York mass disaster lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

If you or a family member has been the victim of a mass disaster or terrorism, it is important to contact New York mass disaster/terrorism attorney Jonathan C. Reiter as soon as possible. Mr. Reiter has the knowledge and experience to handle these very serious cases to obtain fair and just compensation for the victims of these devastating events.

Attorney Reiter and his staff attempt to resolve each case in a timely and efficient manner. We handle these kinds of cases for clients from all over the United States and foreign countries. Take an aggressive stance. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule an appointment today. Your case truly matters here.

We promise we will work tirelessly on your legal case. We’re here for you.

We only make promises we can keep. And we can assure you that our experienced New York City attorneys will work tirelessly on your case, whether you live in New York or somewhere outside of the United States. We promise we will explore every possible legal avenue. We promise we will communicate clearly with you every step of the way.

We’re in this together with you. We’re partners. And we promise we will do everything we can to hold companies legally accountable for their actions. If necessary, we will even help you file a personal injury lawsuit to resolve your case. You have our word on it.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – passionate pursuing justice, one case at a time.

 (* Attorney Reiter’s involvement in representing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center was as a member of a separate and distinct law firm, and not in his capacity as the owner of Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. Other members of that separate and distinct law firm also participated in the representation of these clients.)

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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.