Long-Term Effects of 9/11 On Responders And Survivors
In the aftermath of 9/11, an estimated 500,000 New Yorkers; office workers, residents, teachers, students, responders, and volunteers, returned to their daily lives, unaware that the air they were breathing was filled with over 70 carcinogens and toxic chemicals. Now, two decades after the September 11th attacks, more people have died from 9/11 illnesses than died on 9/11.
WTC-Linked Illnesses & Cancers
The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) was established in 2011 to provide medical monitoring and treatment services for a list of certified 9/11-linked health conditions. Since 2011, the doctors at the WTCHP have continued to add to that list sending the total number of conditions linked to the 9/11 attacks to well over 100. The most common categories in that list are aerodigestive disorders, diseases that affect breathing airways (lungs) and the upper digestive tract, and cancers.
Mood, thinking, and/or behavioral conditions stemming from trauma related to the 9/11 attacks.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Major depressive disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Anxiety disorder (not otherwise specified)
Depression (not otherwise specified)
Acute stress disorder
Take Action To Secure Your Rights
Unfortunately, with the passage of time, the number of 9/11 victims coming down with illnesses has continued to rise and doctors from the WTCHP do not expect this trend to let up soon. It’s important to note that you can and should register with the WTCHP, even if you’re healthy. Doing so will secure your rights to claim compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund and medical treatment should you become ill in the future. If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the months that followed, please contact us to ensure your rights are protected.
It’s important to act quickly. Find out if you’re eligible to receive compensation from the $10 billion set aside for 9/11 victims. Call us at 212-385-8000 or contact us online today.