Military members, private contractors and their families may be eligible for compensation for injuries or deaths suffered as a result of attacks in Iraq or Afghanistan from 2003 to 2011. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Six foreign banks may have conspired to help Iran finance terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2011. Lawsuits filed under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act allege that illegal financial transactions covered up by these banks helped Iran orchestrate terrorist attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military service members or private contractors may be able to recover medical costs and other damages from these banks for their alleged part in financing international terrorism.
Who is eligible to sue under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act?
Eligible plaintiffs for these suits include military service members, veterans, and private contractors injured or killed in attacks in Iraq or Afghanistan from 2003 to 2011. Family members, like children, parents, siblings or spouses, may also be able to sue on behalf of those killed in these attacks.
What kinds of injuries may be compensated?
Military service members, private contractors and their families may be eligible to sue for injuries that can be tied to attacks arranged by Iran. Attack-related injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Gunshot wounds
- Blast-related injuries (due to improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mortars, grenades)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological injuries
A 2015 report concluded that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had resulted in 52,311 American service members wounded in action and 6,846 killed in action, with explosions representing the most common mechanism of injury. Some of these service members and their families may have suits against the banks alleged to be involved in the conspiracy with Iran.
Intelligence assessments have specifically tied Iran to providing explosively formed penetrators (EFPs), lethal bombs capable of destroying American Humvees and breaching tank hulls. Some estimates provide that EFPs alone could be responsible for hundreds of deaths and injuries of American service members.
What banks may have been involved in helping finance Iran's terrorism?
Six banks have admitted involvement in or entered into deferred prosecution agreements for criminal conspiracies to transfer funds to Iran and other entities sanctioned by the United States. The U.S. Department of Justice accused the following banks of taking a variety of actions to conceal transactions to prohibited Iranian customers. Follow the links below to read the Department of Justice's press releases concerning each bank and their involvement in Iranian financial transactions.
- Barclays PLC
- BNP Paribas S.A.
- Commerzbank AG
- Crédit Suisse AG
- HSBC Holdings PLC
- Standard Chartered Bank PLC
Lawsuits will allege that these banks provided substantial assistance that helped Iran carry out terrorist attacks against U.S. service members and contractors.
Do I Have a Terrorism Injury Lawsuit?
The Kishish Law Group can help you determine whether you have an anti-terrorism case. We have extensive experience working with service members and their families to get the compensation that they deserve. If you or a family member was a service member or private contractor injured in Iraq or Afghanistan from 2003 to 2011, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for your free and confidential case evaluation by completing our contact form or calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 .
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