Most Common 9/11 Cancers & Illnesses
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that, in the next 10 years, 35,000 people will develop a 9/11-related cancer. Studies have shown that individuals who were in the “crash site area” (which is roughly the portion of downtown Manhattan below Canal Street) between September 11, 2011 and May 30, 2002 are at an increased rick from being diagnosed with over 70 different types of cancers and over a dozen different breathing and digestive conditions and diseases.
Importantly, this list of covered cancers and other diseases is not exclusive. There are a number of other 9/11-related cancers and medical conditions that are covered by the Zadroga Act as well. If you are not sure if you have a qualifying condition, or if you have any other questions about exercising your rights under the Zadroga Act, we encourage you to contact us for a free case review with an experienced 9/11 attorney.
Understanding the Deadline for Your September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Claim
The deadline for registering a claim under the Zadroga Act is tied to the date that your cancer or other 9/11-related condition is certified by the WTC Health Program or other governmental entity as related to your exposure to the 9/11 toxins. Most importantly, it is NOT the date that you first have symptoms or are first diagnosed with a 9/11-related condition that starts the two-year deadline time for you to have to register your VCF claim (or even the date that you suspect that your cancer or disease was caused by 9/11), but rather the date that the WTC Health Program “certifies” your cancer or disease as 9/11-related. Even if you were diagnosed with cancer or some other common 9/11 condition many years ago, you may now still be eligible to file a Victim Compensation Fund Claim. The deadlines can be tricky, so call Turley Hanse to find out if you qualify!
Once you are diagnosed with a cancer or other illness that is potentially related to the toxic dust released in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, you generally have two years to register your claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Registration is different from filing. While you have until December 18, 2020 to file your claim, you can only file if you registered before your deadline.
Registration is different from filing. While you have until December 18, 2010 to file your claim, you can only file if you register before the deadline.
However, determining the deadline to register your claim is not necessarily as straight-forward as it sounds. For example, if you experience a recurrence of your condition, or if you acquire a second 9/11-related cancer or illness, these are two scenarios where the standard two-year rule may not apply. As a result, before you make any decisions about whether to try to register a claim, you should speak with an experienced Zadroga lawyer to determine whether your deadline has passed.
Schedule Your Free Zadroga Act Claim Review Today
If you would like more information on filing a claim under the Zadroga Act, contact Turley Hansen today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Do not miss your registration deadline – call (855) 982-4636, start a Live Chat or request to speak with a 9/11 attorney online now.