New York Attorney Assists Individuals with 9/11-Related Illnesses
Compensation and Care for WTC Responders and Survivors with Medical Problems
Years after that tragic day, the effects of 9/11 are still being felt. Lingering medical problems plague many responders and survivors. The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC aids individuals who seek compensation and medical care through the Zadroga Act. Attorney Eddie Marcowitz serves clients from offices in Manhattan and Nyack.
Injuries and Illnesses Covered by the Zadroga Act
More people have died from illnesses related to 9/11 than were lost on the day of the attacks. Tens of thousands of victims have illnesses that can be traced to the Ground Zero area, and many more are expected to be diagnosed in the future. Enacted in 2011 and reauthorized in 2015 and 2019, the Zadroga Act provides compensation through the Victim Compensation Fund and medical services through the World Trade Center Health Program for eligible individuals, as well as benefits for families of those who have died.
Conditions Linked to WTC Exposure that Are Covered by the Zadroga Act
Illnesses and conditions linked to 9/11 and covered by the Zadroga Act include various types of cancer, burns, traumatic physical injuries, respiratory disorders and more. Additionally, harmful medical effects resulting from the treatment or progression of a certified condition are covered. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund does not provide compensation for mental health conditions. However, the WTC Health Program does offer treatment for mental health conditions related to the attack.
Non-cancer WTC-related Health Conditions Covered by the VCF
In addition to many forms of cancer related to 9/11, some of the other illnesses and injuries that might qualify someone for compensation under the VCF include:
- Back injuries
- Head trauma
- Respiratory illnesses
- Chronic cough syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
- Interstitial lung diseases
- Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
- WTC-exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Other conditions might support a claim as well. Attorney Eddie Marcowitz will learn the details of your medical condition and advise you about your chances to receive benefits.
What Cancers Are Covered by the VCF?
Thousands of people have died or are ill from cancer linked to conditions that existed in Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attack. Specific forms of cancer associated with WTC toxic exposure and potentially suitable for a VCF claim include:
- Breast cancer
- Cancers of the peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
- Colon, esophageal and other digestive-system cancers
- Heart cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Ovarian cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Urinary cancers
You might not realize that your cancer is connected to your presence near the World Trade Center in late 2001 and early 2002. Attorney Eddie Marcowitz has the experience and network of resources to help you determine if your condition is compensable as a 9/11-related cancer.
Conditions Covered by the World Trade Center Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program offers medical monitoring and treatment for individuals suffering from specific illnesses and health conditions caused by exposure to harmful substances in the Ground Zero area. In addition to physical problems, you might also be able to obtain cost-free care for mental health conditions stemming from the attack. These mental health conditions include:
- Acute stress disorder
- Adjustment disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Dysthymic disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance use disorder
Our law firm assists individuals seeking no-cost treatment for physical and mental health conditions arising out of the World Trade Center attacks.
Using an Attorney to Strengthen Your Ability to Collect Compensation and Health Benefits
Working with a proven attorney can increase the likelihood that you will be ruled eligible for compensation and benefits under the complex Zadroga Act rules. Eddie Marcowitz will help you understand whether your condition qualifies and can identify the materials that show you are ill and that you were at one of the crash sites or in the exposure zone between September 11, 2001, and July 30, 2002.
Contact a New York Zadroga Act Attorney to Arrange a Free Consultation
At The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC, with offices in Manhattan and Nyack, Attorney Eddie Marcowitz represents victims of 9/11 illnesses as they seek compensation and health benefits. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 718-529-4040 or contact us online.