Millions of Americans remember where they were and what they were doing during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Sadly, many Americans who survived this attack are either sick or have lost family members from cancer due to airborne toxins and fumes at the exposure site. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is a federal program designed to help people who have 9/11 related cancers get financial compensation.
If you or a loved one have cancer related to the World Trade Center exposure zone, or if you lost a family member to 9/11-related cancer, please call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. A World Trade Center cancer claims lawyer can help you recover compensation.
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You Could Be Eligible for September 11th Victim Compensation
Many people do not know that they are entitled to financial compensation for cancer caused by the 9/11 terrorist attack.
A lawyer can help determine if you or a family member are entitled to this compensation. You do not have to be a rescue worker or first responder to qualify.
The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund was created to provide compensation for any person (or a deceased person’s representative) who was injured, killed, or became ill as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes or exposure to the crash sites.
You may qualify for compensation if:
- You lived, worked, or attended school within the New York City exposure zone, or the debris removal route at any time between September 11, 2001, through May 30, 2002, and have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer.
- You are the personal representative of an eligible family member who died from 9/11 related cancer from exposure at the World Trade Center.
- You were a first responder at the crash sites at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., or the plane crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and have been diagnosed with cancer.
- You are the personal representative of an eligible family member who died from 9/11 related cancer from the Pentagon or Shanksville sites.
A World Trade Center cancer claims lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you understand if you are entitled to benefits. For a free consultation with a team member, call us today.
World Trade Center Health Program
The 9/11 attacks and the subsequent cleanup exposed first responders, disaster personnel, and anyone in the area, to toxic fumes, dust, and smoke.
If you qualify, you might recover compensation from one or both of the following programs:
- September 11th Victims Compensation Fund
- World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP)
Each of these federally funded programs are designed to help victims and personal representatives with physical and emotional injuries. The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund are financial payments and benefits for medical care. The WTCHP offers medical monitoring and many psychological health services.
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Right to Compensation
Qualified individuals may recover compensation for economic and emotional damages, including:
- Medical care and treatment (past, present, and future) for 9/11-related illnesses
- Lost pay
- Diminished earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium, companionship, protection, guidance, or support
- Final expenses
- Loss of income, benefits, and annuities
A lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can guide you through the details and process so that you may recover any benefits entitled to you.
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Deadline for Filing a Claim for 9/11 Benefits
Our lawyers might be able to file and manage a new claim to the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund on your behalf. We might also be able to help if a previous claim for this program was denied. You have the right to seek an appeal with your lawyer present.
You must register with the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund by July 29, 2021 for your claim to be considered “timely.”
You should know that the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund has been through several different changes and presidential administrations. The rules might change if you are to wait to register for a claim. The federal government could change the current compensation system.
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Covered Medical Conditions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists on its website more than 70 covered physical and psychological health conditions covered by either the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund or the World Trade Center Health Program. The CDC notes that the covered medical conditions “may change as we continue to learn about 9/11 exposure and its effects on health.”
If you qualify as a claimant or as the personal representative of a responder or survivor and were diagnosed with a 9/11 related illness, you could recover compensation.
Some of the covered medical conditions include:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
- Interstitial lung diseases
- Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
- New onset chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic nasopharyngitis
- Chronic respiratory disorder due to fumes/vapors
- Chronic cough syndrome
- Chronic laryngitis
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Esophageal cancer
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Lymphoid leukemia
- Colon cancer
- Liver cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Larynx cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
- Bladder cancer
These are just some of the covered conditions. The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund also includes childhood cancers for qualifying family members under the age of 20.
They also cover a host of mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression.
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Learn More About Potential Compensation
A World Trade Center cancer claims lawyer will protect your rights and help you receive benefits for 9/11-related illness. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free consultation at (800) 224-6226.