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Parkinson’s Disease Rejected As a WTC-Related Health Condition

September 29, 2017

By on 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides cost-free medical monitoring and treatment for individuals who have suffered physical injuries arising out of or related to the September 11th attacks. However, only those injuries and conditions contained on the WTCHP’s list of “WTC-Related Physical Health Conditions” qualify for benefits under the program. That list can be amended by the WTC Program Administrator to include other health conditions if new research and evidence shows a relationship between 9/11 terrorist site exposures and those health conditions. Recently, the WTCHP determined that insufficient evidence exists to show a connection between the 9/11 attacks […]

New Drug Offers Hope to Those Suffering From 9/11-Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia

September 22, 2017

By on 9/11 Cancers

Leukemia, like lymphoma and multiple myeloma, is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and is one of the most common cancers among 9/11 responders and survivors. Many types of blood cancers are covered by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and are included on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. For those who are suffering from one particular type of leukemia, a new drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers hope for more effective treatment. Leukemia begins in cells in the bone marrow. Over time, the leukemia cancer cells suppress the development of […]

Two-Year Deadline for 9/11 Cancer Compensation Claims – But Two Years from When?

September 20, 2017

By on 9/11 Cancers

Cancer can strike anyone at any time. But for survivors, first responders, and recovery workers who were present at the World Trade Center and in Lower Manhattan on and in the days after the September 11th attacks, cancer is an even greater risk. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) has identified over 68 kinds of cancers related to the toxic dust that arose from the rubble after the Towers collapsed. A full list of cancers covered by the WTCHP and included on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions can be found here. Thousands of individuals are suffering from 9/11-related […]

Kids Exposed to 9/11 Toxic Dust Show Early Warning Signs of Heart Disease, New Study Finds

September 15, 2017

By on 9/11 Cardiovascular Disease

Adults weren’t the only people who found themselves near the World Trade Center and in Lower Manhattan on September 11th, 2001. Plenty of children were in the area on that terrible day, and a new study has come to a disturbing conclusion: kids exposed to the toxic dust cloud that arose from the debris have shown early warning signs of cardiovascular disease. The report, published in the journal Environment International just before the 16th anniversary of the attacks, analyzed the blood tests of 308 children, 123 of whom may have come in direct contact with the toxic dust cloud on 9/11. […]

What is the Status of Your Zadroga Act Compensation Claim?

August 31, 2017

By on Zadroga Act Compensation

Since it was first established, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received and processed thousands of claims. It continues to receive new claims every week. Given the large volume of VCF claims and the detailed review and analysis involved in processing and approving them, it can often take a long time before any compensation (or denial) gets in the hands of a 9/11 victim, first responder, or recovery worker. If you are waiting on a determination as to your claim for Zadroga Act compensation, you’ll understandably want to get information as to the status of your claim as it […]

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