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The deadline may have passed, but you can still get help. If in the past 2 years, you have been diagnosed with any respiratory illness that has been linked to the toxic WTC dust, it's still not too late to register your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. If you’ve been diagnosed within the past 2 years, we are happy to help you file your claim. Furthermore, if you’ve been diagnosed with one of the 62 cancers that the NIH has linked to the WTC toxins, you still have time to register your claim.  

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Category Archives: WTC Victims

New Yorkers Burdened by Toxic Chemicals

General Electric Company (GE) is accused of understating the damage done by its dumping of toxic chemicals in New York’s Hudson River. Over a 30-year period, GE dumped chemicals in an area about 150 miles north of New York City. Dumping of the chemicals was discontinued in 1977 and since then GE has spent more… Read More »

Officers Accused of Fraudulent Claims for PTSD after 9/11

More than 100 retired police officers, firefighters and correctional officers are being charged with Social Security disability fraud for allegedly faking the extent of their disabilities to unlawfully obtain disability benefits. Many of those accused of scamming the system say their troubles, including psychiatric problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), began after the 9/11… Read More »

Respiratory Illness Resulting from 9/11

When the World Trade Center collapsed, countless pieces of building materials, office equipment and furniture were destroyed, spreading dust and debris throughout the area. The pulverized building matter was analyzed and determined to be highly toxic. In the months and years following 9/11, rescue and recovery workers have suffered various illnesses. Many people are aware… Read More »

WTCHP: Proposal to Add Prostate Cancer Coverage

In a long-awaited move, the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) posted a proposal to the Federal Register on July 2 that would include prostate cancer as a covered illness. If you were present at the disaster area or exposed to toxins or debris from the site, this is important news. Despite… Read More »

Getting Treatment for PTSD

The 9/11 attack was a collective shock to the nation. For some emergency workers, volunteers, and residents, the horror of that day caused a persistent psychological injury. Even a decade later, they have trouble sleeping. Fire engine or police sirens trigger panic. They recall the events they witnessed throughout the day and in their dreams…. Read More »

Protecting the Rights of Those Who Protect Us

The events of September 11, 2001 cast a very public spotlight on the unique dangers faced by New York’s firefighters. They faced those dangers before that terrible day, and they still face them today. That’s the rule, and every firefighter understands it. Nevertheless, when negligence, carelessness or deliberate acts such as arson make the job… Read More »

Eligibility for VCF Benefits

The eligibility requirements for obtaining compensation for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has changed. Please click here to see our blog post on Post911Attorneys.com for more information. The Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) makes benefits available to those directly involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks as well as those in proximity to the Twin Towers’… Read More »

How the Sequester Could Affect Zadroga Act Benefits

For the past month or so, all the talk has been about the sequester and how it will affect some government services, such as security at airports. However, the sequester will also affect some government benefits, including benefits under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. According to Michael McAuliff of the Huffington Post,… Read More »

New Research Points to Greater Cancer Risk For 9/11 Responders

We have talked extensively about the risk to workers and others exposed to environmental hazards at Ground Zero.  A new study reflects the message of earlier research initiatives — exposure to carcinogenic materials during rescue and other operations significantly increases risk of disease, disability and premature death. Published in the Journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the… Read More »

9/11 and Mental Health

It is no exaggeration to say that the 9/11 terrorist attacks inflicted psychological and emotional trauma on Americans from coast to coast — and indeed, on people around the world. No one alive on that infamous day can ever forget the fear and horror that overtook us as we watched the disaster unfold, and the… Read More »

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