James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 Provides Compensation to First Responders, Clean-up Workers, Residents, and Employees Injured by Toxic Dust From World Trade Center Collapse.
Contact Borri Law Offices For a Free Consultation Whether You Can Make a Claim on the $2.8 Billion 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reopened for Injury Claims
The so-called Zadroga Act, re-opened the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for claims for injuries sustained by first responders, clean-up workers, men and women employed in Lower Manhattan and Lower Manhattan residents from dust and debris resulting from the 9/11 attacks and the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. In addition, the Zadroga Act provides further funding for healthcare costs resulting from exposure to toxic dust and debris at Ground Zero.
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Covers Many Injuries and May Expand to Cover Cancers Soon
The $2.8 billion 9/11 fund currently provides compensation for emergency response, recovery and cleanup workers, as well as workers and residents of Lower Manhattan that developed conditions such as respiratory illness (for example asthma), mental health disorders (for example post-traumatic stress disorder) and injuries caused by heavy lifting and repetitive stress.
9/11 Cancer claims, however, may soon be covered by the Victim Compensation Fund. The Zadroga Act provides that the administrator of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will periodically review evidence to determine whether cancer should be added to the list of injuries covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Now, an advisory panel of doctors, scientists, people representing emergency responders and the Lower Manhattan Community, has recommended to NIOSH that a variety of cancers should be covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The cancers recommended for inclusion are:
- Respiratory System Cancers, including cancers of the lung, nasal cavity, sinus, larynx, bronchus, trachea, and mediastinum;
- Blood Cancers, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma;
- Digestive System Cancers, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, bile duct, and peritoneum;
- Oral Cavity Cancers, including cancers of the pharynx, lip, tongue, mouth, gum, salivary gland, nasopharynx, tonsil;
- Urinary tract cancers, including cancers of the bladder, kidney and ureter;
- Breast cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Heart Cancer
- Connective and soft tissue cancers
- Skin cancers, including melanoma and non-melanoma;
- Cancer of the eye and eye orbit
- Childhood Cancers (all), in persons 20 years old or younger
- Rare Cancers
Many people following the progress of the efforts to obtain cancer coverage under the 9/11 Zadroga Act believe that approval of coverage of these cancers could come by the summer.
Borri Law Offices Offers 20 Years Experience With Cancers Caused by Asbestos and Toxins
Gregg J. Borri is and was a resident of Lower Manhattan when the World Trade Center Towers were struck by the 9/11 terrorists. He witnessed the attack and lived in Lower Manhattan through the aftermath, and viewed first hand the dust and debris and its effects on workers and residents in Lower Manhattan.
Gregg J. Borri has spent 20 years analyzing and litigating cases involving cancers caused by asbestos, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.
Borri Law Offices, located on Broadway in Lower Manhattan, has the experience to help you determine whether you have a claim covered by the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund and to file and prosecute that claim.