The World Trade Center Health Program provides free medical monitoring and treatment for people who have developed illness or injury as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This vital program essentially provides lifetime healthcare for qualifying survivors, first responders, workers, volunteers and others. To find out if you qualify, please call the experienced attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh at 212-643-0044. You can also reach us from New Jersey by calling 201-342-5545.
What is the WTC Health Program?
The James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010 established the WTC Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The Zadroga Act was reauthorized by Congress in 2015. The reauthorization made it so eligible claimants can receive medical monitoring and medical treatment for related diseases and injuries through the year 2090, at no cost. This lifetime medical care is absolutely critical to the first responders and survivors who were exposed to toxic dust, fumes, fires, smoke and debris because of the attacks on that dark day. The coverage extends to first responders, workers and volunteers at the Pentagon crash site and the Shanksville, Pennsylvania crash site.
Additionally, in order to file a claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, you must first have your illness or injury certified by the WTC Health Program. Ask our attorneys how we can help you with your application. The Program will schedule you for a medical evaluation once you have been enrolled.
Many people may qualify, including:
- First responders
- Cleanup and recovery workers
- Workers and volunteers involved in the transportation and removal of debris, cleaning of related vehicles, etc.
- Lower Manhattan residents
- People living, working or going to school in the exposure zone on 9/11 or in the several months following
There is a long list of cancers and other health conditions recognized by the WTC Health Program. Please see the most up-to-date list from the CDC. Health conditions are newly added to the list when research reveals their connection to the 9/11 attacks, so please check with our attorneys if you do not see your condition listed. You may still be eligible.
Because the deadly cancers and other illnesses caused by the toxic dust and debris can take years or even decades to show symptoms, some people are just now receiving diagnoses related to their proximity to the crash sites. Many tens of thousands more will receive diagnoses in the decades ahead.
As long as you are accepted to the Health Program and use an approved healthcare provider, there is absolutely no cost to receive medical monitoring and medical treatment. Illnesses and injuries may be physical or mental, and the Health Program will determine if they are caused by or likely to have been caused by your presence in Lower Manhattan (or in Shanksville or at the Pentagon).
Lawyers Assisting with Health Program and Victim Compensation Claims
To find out if you are eligible and how our attorneys can assist with your World Trade Center Health Program application, please call Eisbrouch Marsh in New York City, at 212-643-0044. As experienced Zadroga Act attorneys, we have seen first-hand just how devastating these diseases are. We are passionate about helping people like you pursue the medical care and compensation you deserve. Please call us today for a complimentary consultation.