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Compensation for Soldiers Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan by State Sponsored Terrorism

US Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund Lawsuit Attorneys

Thousands of brave men and women, both regular service members and private military contractors, suffered life altering injuries when they went overseas to fight global terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The evidence shows that many soldiers were injured by advanced weaponry that was supplied by Iran.   Many Western banks participated or facilitated money laundering from Iran to terrorist organizations who bought weaponry and munitions to carry out terrorist attacks on American service members.

The U.S. government has already held these banks partially accountable for their misdeeds. Attorneys at SL Chapman are continuing this fight. These financial institutions made millions off their illegal money laundering operations. Now, we are holding them accountable for the consequences of the injuries caused by their reckless pursuit of profits.

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Background

In the 1990s and early 2000s, various U.S. presidents announced economic sanctions against a number of nations with ties to international terrorism. Rather than seeing a chance to comply with the law and do their duty, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds TSB, and several other large multinational financial institutions only saw an opportunity to make clandestine profits.

Until 2006, Barclays alone handled over $500 million in prohibited transactions with outlaw nations. These three banks have paid over $1.1 billion in fines. A significant portion of this money is set aside for injury victims who obtain a judgment against State Sponsors of Terrorism.

Unfortunately, such behavior is not uncommon. For many years, companies have put profits before people and have gone to great lengths to cover up their misdeeds. Our lawyers routinely deal with these issues in the many consumer class action and other severe injury cases our firm handles on a nationwide basis.  We are well-positioned to secure compensation for injured veterans.  It is our mission to make a difference in the lives of service members who have been severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

How is Compensation Achieved?

The Anti-Terrorism Act states:

Any national of the United States injured in his or her person, property, or business by reason of an act of international terrorism, or his or her estate, survivors, or heirs, may sue therefor in any appropriate district court of the United States and shall recover threefold the damages he or she sustains and the cost of the suit, including attorney’s fees.

                                                                       18 U.S. Code § 2333

Who is Eligible?

Injured service members, contractors or family members of those killed may have an Iraq War Fund Lawsuit if they meet the following criteria:

  • Injury: The victims must have sustained an injury in Iraq, Afghanistan, or another country that is a battleground in the Global War on Terrorism. This includes family members of fallen soldiers or contractors who served in Iraq in Operation New Dawn or Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or other locations where State Sponsored Terrorism caused injury.  Common injuries include:
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Loss of Limbs
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Blast Injuries
    • Death
    • Mental Impairments
    • Shrapnel Wounds and Scars
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Vision Loss
    • Any other physical or mental injury
  • Type of Incident: For a number of years, Iran supplied funding and parts for IEDs, RPGs, EFPs, IRAMs and other munitions. The latter two devices are especially deadly. Explosively Formed Penetrators are particularly lethal kinds of roadside bombs that can shatter armor at up to 300 feet; Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions are essentially homemade, truck-mounted missiles. Essentially, any device that is linked to a terrorist organizations who Iraq funneled money through financial institutions.
  • Timing: The victim must have sustained an injury between 2004 to present.

Compensation is available for a wide range of economic and noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment in life. Victims must secure a judgment against Iran or other State Sponsors of Terrorism under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Our wounded warriors and their families need and deserve every bit of compensation that is available. For a free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury attorneys regarding a possible Iraq War Fund Lawsuit, contact us. There is no fee until we win for our injured military veterans.

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MO: 314.387.5900