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 Illnesses, Including Several Cancers
The $2.8 billion 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund currently provides compensation for emergency response, recovery and cleanup workers, as well as workers, students and residents of Lower Manhattan who developed conditions such as respiratory illnesses (for example, Asthma or COPD), lower back pain, and a number of cancers. Recently, prostate cancer was added to the list of covered cancers.
Currently, the physical injuries, health conditions and diseases that are presumptively covered under the VCF are:
- Interstitial lung disease
- Chronic Respiratory Disorder – Fumes / Vapors
- Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)
- WTC-exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic cough syndrome
- Upper airway hyper reactivity
- Chronic rhino sinusitis
- Chronic nasopharyngitis
- Chronic laryngitis
- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
- Sleep apnea exacerbated by or related to the above conditions.
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
- Certain other musculoskeletal disorders defined as “a chronic or recurrent disorder of the musculoskeletal system caused by heavy lifting or repetitive strain on the joints or musculoskeletal system occurring during” the period between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002 or as determined by the Special Master
- Traumatic injuries
Below are some of the cancers verified as WTC-related health conditions:
- Respiratory System Cancers, including cancers of the lung, nasal cavity, sinus, larynx, bronchus, trachea, and mediastinum;
- Thyroid cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Blood Cancers, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma;
- Digestive System Cancers, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, bile duct, and peritoneum;
- Head and Neck Cancers, including cancers of the pharynx, lip, tongue, mouth, gum, salivary gland, nasopharynx, and tonsil;
- Urinary system cancers, including cancers of the bladder, kidney and ureter;
- Breast cancer
- Soft tissue cancers
- Skin cancers, including melanoma and non-melanoma;
- Cancer of the eye and eye orbit
- Childhood Cancers
- Rare Cancers
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.