Where We Stand: 9/11, Six Years Later

More than a dozen insurance companies, World Trade Center tenants and neighboring property owners have filed lawsuits against the airlines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, security companies and construction contractors alleging the towers were negligently designed, maintained and built. (Source: federal court documents)

Lawsuits have also been filed by victim families, WTC tenants, insurance companies and the Port Authority against hundreds of alleged supporters and financiers of the Sept. 11 attacks, including al Qaeda, the Saudi Bin Laden Group and foreign banks and charities, for allegedly aiding and funding al Qaeda while knowing about the group's intent to attack the United States. (Source: federal court documents)

Civil Servant Statistics

Approximately 13,300 active New York City firefighters and officers on Sept. 10, 2001. (Source: FDNY)

343 New York City firefighters died on 9/11 (Source: FDNY)

At least 5,000 active and retired FDNY firefighters are currently undergoing medical treatment for injury or illness related to 9/11 (FDNY)

At least 3,000 FDNY firefighters have sought respiratory treatment since 9/11 (FDNY)

At least 600 FDNY firefighters have taken early retirement due to permanent respiratory illnesses since 9/11 (FDNY)

In the year after the 9/11 attacks, city firefighters as a group lost lung function equivalent to 12 years of aging (Source: joint study by FDNY and Mount Sinai Medical Center, released August 2006)

23 members of the NYPD died on 9/11 (Source: NYPD) Similar statistics from the NYPD and construction and iron worker union officials were not immediately available for respiratory illnesses, early retirements or current treatments.

Respiratory Ailments

Between 40,000 and 50,000 first responders, rescue and recovery workers and cleanup crews participated in the dismantling of the wreckage at ground zero. (Source: estimates provided by New York City health and city officials, plaintiff lawyers and Kenneth Feinberg)

71,000 people have signed up for the World Trade Center Health Registry, a health monitoring survey launched in 2003 by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/wtc/html/registry/registry.shtml)

Nearly 22,000 first responders, rescue/recovery and cleanup workers have been screened and monitored by the federally funded Mount Sinai Medical Center consortium of five treatment centers in New York and New Jersey. Note: this figure does not include New York City firefighters. (Source: Mount Sinai Medical Center)

In the last year, between 400 and 600 new enrollees have joined the Mount Sinai program. Last month, 760 people enrolled in the monitoring and screening program. (Source: Mount Sinai Medical Center)

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