In additional to first responders, medical professionals, cleanup workers and volunteers, many others suffered as well. Thousands of Americans lost their lives in the 9/11 attack, and as the dust settled, many more developed cancer and respiratory illnesses due to lingering fumes and debris. This toxic fallout contained extreme levels of asbestos, lead, dioxins, and benzene.
The $10 billion Victim Compensation Fund pays out claims to those who spent time in lower Manhattan between the 9/11 attack and May 30th of 2002 and suffered from any cancer or a respiratory illness.
Who Qualifies for Compensation?
The WTC Health Program includes many cancers and respiratory illnesses, including but not limited to:
If you were diagnosed with a qualifying condition and spent time in the exposure zone between the 9/11 attack and May 30th of 2002, you may be eligible for compensation.
Complete the form above or call us to see if you are eligible.
The Exposure Zone
Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that thousands of people have been diagnosed with or died from cancers or respiratory illnesses related to the 9/11 attack.
A long-term study also found that law enforcement officers in New York City have 50% more cancer diagnoses after 9/11 than they did before the attack.
9/11 Caused Cancer in Many
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was set up in 2001 for those who suffered illness and injury as well as those who lost family during the terrorist attack.
As people continued to become sick long after the attacks, the fund was extended by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, signed into law in 2011.
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
The Zadroga Act also established the World Trade Center Health Program, which specifically treats illnesses and conditions associated with the exposure to the 9/11 attack.
In 2019, the Never Forget the Heroes Act extended the fund until 2090.
Pintas & Mullins has represented more than 10,000 individuals injured from disaster-related tragedies.
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In the last 12 months, we have recovered more than $250 million in settlements for our clients.
If you were a first-responder, office worker, visitor, resident, or clean-up volunteer near ground zero between the 9/11 attack and May 30th of 2002, and were later diagnosed with cancer or a respiratory illness, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact us today to see if you are eligible.
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