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The deadline may have passed, but you can still get help. If in the past 2 years, you have been diagnosed with any respiratory illness that has been linked to the toxic WTC dust, it's still not too late to register your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. If you’ve been diagnosed within the past 2 years, we are happy to help you file your claim. Furthermore, if you’ve been diagnosed with one of the 62 cancers that the NIH has linked to the WTC toxins, you still have time to register your claim.

Category Archives: 9/11 Injuries

World Trade Center Health Program: Just the Facts

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides assessment, monitoring and treatment services to eligible emergency responders and others who were injured and exposed to toxic chemicals during and after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Last December, the WTCHP released updated statistics about the services it provides to members enrolled in the program.  The… Read More »

Healthcare for WTC Survivors Outside of New York

Where can you go for healthcare and monitoring if you are a WTC survivor and do not live in New York? More than 65,000 members were enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as of December, 2013. Although most members reside in the New York City area, 6,479 members live elsewhere.  The Nationwide… Read More »

New Cancers Added to World Trade Center Health Conditions

In February of this year, four cancers were proposed for addition to conditions treated by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.  In the past, the administrator of the WTC Health Program has added to the list of health conditions known to be associated with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States…. Read More »

How Your Doctor Can Figure into the VCF Claims Process

The Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims process was designed to ensure compensation funds only go to people with legitimate diagnoses of WTC-related illnesses. As such, medical evidence plays a substantial role not only in determining whether a claimant qualifies but also the amount of compensation he or she should receive. Receiving prompt treatment and working… Read More »

New York World Trade Center Registry Reopened

After passage of New York Workers Compensation Law Article 8-A in August 2006, the window of opportunity for September 11 workers and volunteers who were injured or became ill to register a potential claim was extended to September 2010. The World Trade Center Registry closed on September 13, 2010.  While open, the World Trade Center… Read More »

What is the WTC Health Program?

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has provided compensation to many 9/11 victims and their families, but the act has broader implications. The World Trade Center Health Program is another important aspect of the law, and it has even wider coverage than the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In fact, even… Read More »

9/11-Related Lawsuits Against Terrorists

Filing a 9/11-related lawsuit against a terrorist organization may seem like a vain effort. But such litigation may in fact be an important part of our national healing process. Since those tragic events more than 12 years ago, several civil lawsuits have been initiated against terrorist organizations as well as banks suspected of providing funding… Read More »

Beware of 9/11 Early Payment Programs

As many claimants continue to await payments from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, some ailing first responders and other victims are becoming increasingly desperate because they need the payments for their medical bills and living expenses. Some companies have responded to this need by offering to float advance payment of VCF benefits to victims… Read More »

Major 9/11 Negligence Lawsuits

The events of 9/11 resulted in a flurry of legal activity by victims and their families. In addition to the lawsuits against the organizations and financiers connected to the attacks, there have also been numerous personal injury lawsuits based on the premise that the negligence of certain parties either allowed the attacks to occur or… Read More »

How Extensive Was the WTC Dust Cloud — And Who Is Eligible for 9/11 Compensation?

Just how far did the toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 travel? Satellite images show the dust cloud trailing from Lower Manhattan across Brooklyn and into the Long Island Sound, which provides some idea of the pervasiveness of the asbestos fibers, crushed cement, lead, copper, fiberglass and other dangerous… Read More »

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