Op-Ed | Albany must reform the shadowy lawsuit lending industry before this session ends

Ailing 9/11 first responders. Brain-injured football players. An elderly Brooklyn resident who fractured a hip after falling into a hole outside her apartment. This seemingly disparate group has one thing in common: they were all victimized two times over.

Beyond the first incident that caused them bodily harm, they were each revictimized at the hands of the lawsuit lending industry, which preys on and profits from the bad fortune and desperation of others.