Did you live, work, or attend school in Lower Manhattan at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks or any time in the eight months following the attacks? Have you been diagnosed with cancer or a chronic respiratory illness?
You may be eligible to benefit from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Call Eisbrouch Marsh, LLC today at 201-342-5545 to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer and find out if you qualify for compensation.
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys offers free consultations for prospective Victim Compensation Fund claimants, and do not collect any fees until clients secure a settlement from the Victim Compensation Fund.
The Exposure Zone
The “exposure zone” is defined as the area of lower Manhattan south of Canal Street/East Broadway/Clinton Street.
If you were a responder or survivor in this area on 9/11 or the months following (anytime through July 21, 2002), you may be entitled to compensation for cancer or respiratory illnesses that developed after that time.
What Is the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund?
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is a federally funded program established to compensate victims for injury or death caused the terrorist attacks or the removal of debris from lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the tragedy of September 11.
In 2011, President Obama signed the Zadroga Act into law. In 2015, the VCF was extended to accept claims for five more years, until December 18, 2020.
Do You Qualify for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?
Responders and survivors (non-responders) are eligible to file for compensation from the fund if:
- You meet the filing deadline. These registration deadlines vary and are based on your individual circumstances. At Eisbrouch Marsh, we can help you meet the appropriate deadlines.
- You can demonstrate that you were present in the exposure zone. See above.
- You can show that you have a physical illness or injury related to the 9/11 attacks and aftermath. Illnesses that can qualify you for compensation include:
- interstitial lung disease
- obstructive airway diseases
- pulmonary fibrosis
- reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
- chronic sinusitis
- chronic rhinitis
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- acid reflux disease
- Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
- Leukemia of unspecified cell type
- Lymphoid leukemia
- Monocytic leukemia
- Multiple myeloma
- Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Cancers of the digestive system, including: stomach, rectum, colon, esophagus, Rectosignoid junction, Retroperitoneum and peritoneum, liver and bile ducts
- Thyroid cancer
- Cancers of the urinary tract, including: prostate, kidney bladder, ureter and renal pelvis
- Skin cancer (both Melanoma and non-Melanoma)
- Female breast cancer and ovarian cancer
- Eye cancer
- Cancer of the head and neck
- Respiratory system cancers including lung cancer, tracheal cancer, and cancer of the mediastinum and pleura
- Connective and soft tissue cancers
- Cancers that are deemed “rare” by the CDC and WTC Health Program regulations, such as malignant neoplasms of the pancreas, thymus, adrenal gland and spinal cord
What Type of Compensation Is Available?
You may be eligible to collect benefits for:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Household related services that you can no longer perform
Do I Need an Attorney to File a VCF Claim?
Eisbrouch Marsh attorneys are available to answer questions and facilitate the process of obtaining compensation. Those who attempt to file a Victim Compensation Fund claim without the benefit of legal representation are often stymied by requests for endless documentation.
An experienced lawyer is in the best position to ensure you receive maximum compensation and you stay informed on the status of your claim every step of the way.
Call Today for Your Free Consultation with Eisbrouch Marsh
Eisbrouch Marsh are compassionate, experienced lawyers who advocate on behalf of those suffering from chronic health problems after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Known for our honesty, compassion and steadfast work ethic, our attorneys remain committed to obtaining the compensation your family needs and deserves.
Call us today at 201-342-5545 for your free consultation.
With offices in Hackensack, Newark, and New York City, our lawyers welcome clients from Bergen County, Essex County and all nearby areas.