Medical and Financial Assistance For 9/11 Cancer Victims
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives in a single day. But, a hidden killer was present on that day too and lingered in the air for months around the tragedy sites at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA. Researchers who studied the toxins released into the air on 9/11 have identified over 70 different deadly carcinogens.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 which was reauthorized in 2016 and then permanently funded and extended in 2019, established the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The WTCHP provides free nationwide medical care to 9/11 cancer victims and the VCF provides monetary benefits to 9/11 cancer victims. While eligibility for these programs varies based on the category of your claim, establishing a link between your cancer and your exposure on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed is the key to receiving benefits from these programs.
Top 15 Most Common Certified 9/11 Cancers
The following are the top cancers observed in enrollees to the World Trade Center Health Program. The data shows cancer cases in the 9/11 responder and survivor populations. Data from September 2021.
Complete List of 69 Cancers Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Blood & Lymphoid Tissue
Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas
Other and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
Other leukemias of specified cell type
Leukemia of unspecified cell type
Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related
Defined as “Any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.”
Defined as “any type of cancer that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year in the United States.” Some examples of cancer that meet the “rare cancer” definition include, but are not limited to, the following:
Malignant neoplasm of the testis
Malignant neoplasm of the male breast
Malignant neoplasm of the gallbladder/biliary tract
Deadlines to register VCF claims are approaching. If you or anyone you know had cancer or lost a family member, reach out to us to register for compensation quickly.
If you were exposed to the toxic air on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, but have not had your medical condition linked to 9/11, you also still have time to apply for significant compensation. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that your cancer or illness has been certified by the WTC Health Program. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a victim is made aware their condition was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.
For those who died from their WTC-linked condition, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.
$3,700,651for a disabled NYC police officer due to leukemia
$3,254,242for wrongful death of a firefighter due to 9/11-related asthma/RADS
$2,811,150for a disabled stock broker due to multiple myeloma
$1,934,316for a disabled teacher due to esophageal cancer
$1,422,694for wrongful death of a downtown office worker due to pulmonary fibrosis
$1,251,411for wrongful death of a paralegal working in a downtown law firm due to breast cancer
$1,345,427for a NYC Police Officer with breast cancer
$1,188,741for a disabled EMT with colon cancer
$1,011,957for the wrongful death of a sound engineer due to bladder cancer
New York City Lawyers Representing 9/11 Cancer Victims
Barasch & McGarry is the most experienced law firm helping 9/11 victims suffering from cancer get the maximum amount of compensation through the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). We know the intricacies of these 9/11 programs and we’ll make sure you feel at ease every step of the way towards receiving the fair and full compensation you deserve.
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.