Two claimants have recently received substantial awards from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The claimants are the first cancer sufferers to receive compensation from the September 11 VCF as a result of their exposure to the dust and debris in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers.
According to an interview with 9/11 VCF Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum published in the New York Post on October 19, 2013, two claimants, one suffering from bladder cancer, the other urinary tract cancer, will receive substantial awards, with one award exceeding $1 million. The James Zadroga 9/11 Heath and Compensation Act, passed in October 2011, set aside $2.8 billion for compensation for rescue and cleanup workers, as well as those who worked in the area, students and residents of Lower Manhattan, who are suffering from injuries caused by their exposure to the World Trade Center attack.
Those who were exposed to the attacks and have been diagnosed with certain cancers can still apply to receive compensation for their economic losses and their pain and suffering. Prostate cancer was also recently added to the list of covered cancers. Please see a list of the covered cancers here.
If you were a rescue worker in the aftermath of 9/11 or worked, lived or went to school in Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street, and have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible for compensation from the 9/11 VCF. If you are a personal representative of an individual who died as a result of cancer caused by his or her exposure to the dust and debris after 9/11, you are also eligible to bring a claim on behalf of the deceased individual. Our law firm can help you prepare a thorough claim with the necessary documents and records so that you may receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Borri Law Offices for a free consultation about your claim.