Billions of Dollars for Cancer Victims Who Spent Time at Ground Zero

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The attack on the World Trade Center shook the world and changed New York forever

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center happened over two decades ago and yet there are thousands of people who are still struggling with serious health problems - many more have already died as a result of exposure to the many toxins found at and around Ground Zero.

For those who were present in Lower Manhattan when the Twin Towers fell and those who participated in the rescue and recovery at Ground Zero in the days, weeks, and years to follow, the effects of extended exposure to the toxic dust caused serious and even fatal injuries and illnesses that persist today.

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World Trade Center Exposure Zone

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund exists to financially support anyone in the NYC Exposure Zone, which is defined as the section of Manhattan south of Canal Street running from the Hudson River to the intersection of Canal Street and East Broadway, north on East Broadway to Clinton Street, and east on Clinton Street to the East River.

If you were present at Ground Zero (the 'Crash Site Area') between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002 and now suffer from cancer, you may be eligible for lifetime healthcare and/or a tax-free cash award.

In 2003, the Treasury Department and IRS confirmed any payments issued to 9/11 victims suffering physical injury or death would be tax-free (see IRS Publication 3920), however, you should always consult with a tax professional - we are not providing tax or accounting advice to you.

Every day, our dedicated team connects with people just like you - from first responders, firefighters, and law enforcement officers, to city workers and civilian volunteers - to evaluate claim eligibility and connect these brave people with attorneys who may be able to recover money for them to help them in fighting cancer, providing for their family, and finally getting them the justice they so very much deserve.

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Despite 20 years having passed since these terrorist attacks, many people are just learning about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which was created to compensate any person who was physically harmed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was established and originally operated between 2001 and 2004. In 2011, President Obama reactivated the fund by enacting the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act's Title II. Though the fund was only supposed to stay open for five years, in December 2015, President Obama reauthorized the fund.

The fund was later reauthorized to stay open through December 2020 - increasing funding to $7.375 billion - but in February 2019, payments were temporarily decreased due to lack of funds. In 2019, President Trump enacted the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, extending the claim filing deadline to October 1, 2090, authorizing more than $10 billion in funds, and appropriating such funds as may be necessary to pay all eligible claims.

If you or someone you love developed cancer following exposure to toxins during the rescue and recovery at Ground Zero, you may be eligible to file a claim for financial compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Whether you were a worker, resident, first responder, volunteer or part of the clean-up crew in the area, we can connect you with an attorney who may be able to help you to register your case and secure the compensation you and your family deserve.

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Our experienced intake team will evaluate your case free of charge. There is no cost to file a claim, and attorneys only get paid if you recover. If you don't recover, you don't pay.

The Rise in Health Concerns Following 9/11

After the attack that brought down the Twin Towers, a cloud of dust and debris suffocated Lower Manhattan and spread throughout parts of the city.

Within seconds of the collapse of the World Trade Center, particles from pulverized building materials containing harmful chemicals such as asbestos, fiberglass, mercury, and benzene were spread across the area and inhaled by first responders, residents of NYC, and survivors who were present at Ground Zero on and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Approximately half a million people, including more than 90,000 workers, were exposed to this toxic dust during the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero.

According to The Natural Resources Defence Council, it is estimated that that 300 to 400 tons of asbestos fibers were used to construct the World Trade Center.

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Sign Up For A 9/11 Cancer Claim.
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9/11 Cancer Claims. The long-term effects of the 9/11 attacks on survivors and first responders are nothing short of DEVASTATING!

Tragically, a 2011 study involving firefighters exposed to World Trade Center dust proved this group is 19% more likely to develop cancer than the general population.

Even more devastating, research has now found 68 different cancers as well as many other illnesses can be linked to exposure of these harmful toxins that were released following the attacks:

  • Malignant neoplasms of the lip; tongue; salivary gland; floor of mouth; gum and other mouth; tonsil; oropharynx; hypopharynx; and other oral cavity and pharynx.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the nasopharynx.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the nose; nasal cavity; middle ear; and accessory sinuses.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the larynx.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the esophagus.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the stomach.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the colon and rectum.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the retroperitoneum and peritoneum; omentum; and mesentery.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the trachea; bronchus and lung; heart, mediastinum and pleura; and other ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs.
  • Mesothelioma.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system; and other connective and soft tissue.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the skin (melanoma and non-melanoma), including scrotal cancer.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the female breast.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the ovary.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the prostate.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the urinary bladder.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the kidney.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the renal pelvis; ureter; and other urinary organs.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the eye and orbit.
  • Malignant neoplasm of the thyroid.
  • Malignant neoplasms of the blood and lymphoid tissues (including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma).
  • Childhood cancers: any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20 years of age.
  • Rare cancers: any type of cancer* that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year in the United States.
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