Earlier this year, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed into law by President Obama. Part of the new law reopens the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund and expands eligibility to include those who suffered injuries during debris removal and other activities at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, PA after the terrorist attacks. The expansion includes not only first responders, such as police, fire or emergency workers, but also clean-up workers, employees and residents of the disaster area. The area of exposure includes lower Manhattan, as well as parts of Brooklyn and the Staten Island Landfill.
Eligibility depends upon the party's presence at the location, the amount of time spent there and the dates present. The dates extend up to and including July 31, 2002 in some cases. Many health conditions caused by exposure may be compensable including lung diseases, respiratory disorders, asthma, and exacerbated sleep apnea. Certain other health conditions may be added in the future.
Time restrictions apply and the funds available are limited so we urge you to contact us if you feel you or someone you know may be eligible. Several of our clients have already contacted us and we are preparing their cases at this time.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We are here for you when you need us, in good times and bad.
Stockschlaeder, McDonald & Sules, P.C.
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New York, NY 10038
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