Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming support of this litigation. Right now, we can ONLY accept cases from attacks that occurred in Cuba, Iran, Syria, or North Korea. We are still continuing our investigation into these attacks.
What are the Primary Injuries Affecting Those with “Havana Syndrome”? Many of those injured mention hearing a piercing noise prior to the intense waves of pressure in their head, but not all remember a noise. Pain, nausea, and dizziness followed in most all of the cases. Confusion and disorientation were other common symptoms, and many people noted the attack altered the manner in which they could move their body.
Some believe incidents like Havana Syndrome actually began as early as 1996. Washington DC lawyer, Mark Zaid, says one of his clients, Michael Beck, was affected while working in a “classified hostile country,” back in 1996. Both Beck and a colleague went on to develop a rare form of Parkinson’s disease after they suffered the attack.
The areas where people were attacked were gone over exhaustively, with agents looking for toxic chemicals, pesticides, or drugs. No traces of any of these agents were found at any of the locations—or in the bodies of those affected. Some type of mechanical device that emitted ultrasonic or microwave energy was believed to be the cause of the Havana Syndrome symptoms by some. The most plausible explanation was determined to be “directed, pulsed, radiofrequency energy.”
James Giordano considered that exposure to the “energy” could have created bubbling in the fluid inside an individual’s ear, then those tiny bubbles “cascaded through the blood to the brain,” causing damage that is similar to the decompression sickness experienced by some scuba divers. Unfortunately, this type of damage can only be confirmed via an autopsy. Giordano stated that when microwave energy penetrates the skull, the electrical and chemical activities in the brain are disrupted, effectively rewiring the brain. These disruptions can potentially be both profound and long-lasting.