Havana Syndrome Lawsuits

Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming support of this litigation. Right now, we can ONLY accept cases from attacks that occurred in Cuba. We are still continuing our investigation into these attacks.

Havana Syndrome Injury Lawsuits: The Attacks - The first Havana Syndrome incidents occurred among State Department and CIA employees stationed in Havana. These officials described feeling as though they were being bombarded by waves of pressure in their heads. Some said they heard sounds that resembled an immense swarm of cicadas, but when they opened an outside door, the sounds would stop. Several reported feeling as though they were standing in an “invisible beam of energy.” The aftereffects of the attacks ranged from minor to severe, but most included headaches (some said their headaches were debilitating), vertigo, loss of muscle control, brain fog, tinnitus, and partial loss of vision and hearing. Government medical professionals struggled to form a coherent diagnosis, and many of the patients were met with skepticism. Top officials in the Biden administration privately suspect Cuba or Russia are responsible for Havana Syndrome. The hypothesis is that a military intelligence service has been deliberately aiming microwave-radiation devices at U.S. officials as a method of collecting intelligence from the computers and cellphones of those officials.

Havana Syndrome Injury Lawsuits: The Injuries - The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Brain Injury and Repair used MRIs to study the brains of 40 Havana Syndrome patients. While there were no overt signs of physical damage to the skulls of the victims, doctors agreed the individuals had what appeared to be a “concussions without a concussion.”  There were consistent signs of damage in the patients’ brains and the volume of white matter was smaller across the board than in a similar group of healthy adults. This led the doctors to believe the brains of those with Havana Syndrome had undergone some sort of structural damage.

Havana Syndrome Injury Lawsuits: The Investigations - Because the victims of Havana Syndrome have largely been U.S. intelligence operatives and diplomats, the Havana Syndrome investigation is being led by the CIA and the State Department, but this investigation into Havana Syndrome has started and stopped several times. After the incidents in Havana, the FBI sent a team of agents to the city to try and determine what could be causing the illnesses. There was no apparent evidence of any attacks, although by the time they arrived the perpetrators would have had plenty of time to hide any evidence. Currently the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating these attacks.

Havana Syndrome Injury Lawsuits: The United States Anti-Terrorism Act and the USVSST Fund - The United States Anti-Terrorism Act gives any National of the United States or his or her surviving relatives the ability to bring suit for any international act of terrorism. Injured individuals can hold governments and organizations responsibile by suing them in U.S. Federal Court. The USVSST (United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism) Fund awards monies to individuals who have successfully secured judgements against state sponsors of terror. In January of 2021, the Cuban government was designated as a State Sponsor of Terror, thus paving the way for individuals injured in the aforementioned Havana Syndrome Energy Attacks to pursue compensation in Federal Court. Our legal team intends on investigating and ultimately prosecuting these potential claims.

DISCLAIMER: Statutes of Limitations limit the amount of time that an individual has to file a lawsuit, and not only vary from state to state, but also vary by cause of action. The information provided above and in the state-specific pages in this section is meant as a general guide, and is for informational purposes only. Each client’s case is unique, and the specific circumstances of any individual case can have significant bearing on the applicable statute of limitations. Any person who believes they may have a viable cause of action is strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney about the statute of limitations for his or her case. Attorney Andrew Sullo is licensed to practice law in Texas, and can prosecute cases that are part of a federal multi-district litigation. Andrew Sullo does not practice law in any other state, and is not certified by the Boards of Legal Specialization in any state. Not all states have board certifications. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Texas. Our firm is not accepting cases in any state where it would be impermissible for it to do so. Sullo & Sullo, LLP maintains its principal office in Houston, Texas.

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