Post-9/11 Illnesses

Long-Term Health Effects

The catastrophic damage caused by the World Trade Center collapse did not end on September 11, 2001. Many New York residents suffered long-term injuries, mental health problems, and devastating health effects as a result of exposure to the cancer-causing dust and debris.

In the years since 9/11, thousands of families have suffered financially due to expensive medical bills and because their primary breadwinners have been too sick or injured to continue working at full capacity.

How the Zadroga Act Can Benefit You

The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, enacted by President Obama in 2011 and extended in late 2015, provides support to the many victims of 9/11.

The Zadroga Act helped set up The World Trade Center Health Program, which offers treatment for first responders as well as for survivors that lived, worked, or attended school in the Lower Manhattan area.

Click here for a map of the area known as the NYC Exposure Zone.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, also created by the Zadroga Act, provides compensation for both economic and non-economic losses suffered by 9/11 survivors. Economic losses include medical expenses and lost earnings as a result of illness or injury, whereas non-economic losses encompass pain and suffering as well as impaired quality of life.

Eligibility for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Since the Zadroga Act was signed into law, the Victim Compensation Fund has awarded over $1.8 billion to individuals and families affected by 9/11. Those eligible for receiving compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund include:

  • Lower Manhattan Residents and Workers
  • First Responders
  • Construction and Sanitation Workers
  • Crash Site volunteers

Click here for a list of cancers covered by the Victim Compensation Fund.

If you believe that you are eligible for a Zadroga claim, contact the law office of Caesar, Napoli & Spivak PLLC for a free consultation. Our legal team has decades of experience fighting on behalf of injured workers and victims. We can help seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering for you or your loved one.

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