While 9/11 was traumatic for all Americans, it continues to cause physical health problems for some individuals who were near ground zero during and after the event. Airborne particles near ground zero have been shown to cause health problems for those who were in Lower Manhattan during and after 9/11. These airborne particles may cause a variety of health complications for individuals.

In recent years, studies have shown that exposure to airborne chemicals due to the World Trade Center attacks can have potentially fatal outcomes.

James Zadroga, for whom The Zadroga Act was named for, was a New York City Police officer who lost his life as a result of airborne particle exposure in the wake of 9/11. After dedicating over 450 hours of service at ground zero, Zadroga fell ill and eventually succumbed to a serious respiratory illness caused by the dust, fumes and debris in the air after the 9/11 attacks.

 He made the ultimate sacrifice aiding in the rescue and recovery efforts after the World Trade Center attacks, and his legacy continues through the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (or the World Trade Center Health Program). This compensation fund allocates aid to people who may be impacted by physical illnesses in the wake of 9/11.

 If you are suffering from an illness, or if a loved one has passed away from an airborne-related illness that may be connected to debris near ground zero, you may be eligible to a claim through the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Please call us today to schedule your free consultation.


If you spent time in Lower Manhattan between September 11th of 2001 and May 30th of 2002, and you have experienced any physical illness that may be associated with the attack, reach out to us — you may be entitled to compensation. Also, those who were near the Pentagon, or near the crash at Shanksville, Pennsylvania may be eligible for coverage. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act covers a variety of individuals who were in Lower Manhattan for a period of time between 9/11 and May 30th of the following year. Candidates may include residents of the area, first responders who worked at or near ground zero, commuters who travelled through the area consistently, and others who spent time near any one of the four 9/11 crash sites at the time of the crashes. If you or a loved one was affected by the 9/11 attacks in New York City, the New York City exposure zone includes much of Lower Manhattan. Reach out to us to learn if you are eligible for coverage based on the coverage areas under the James Zadroga Act.

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