Attorneys for September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (Zadroga Act) Follicular (Nodular) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Claims
On September 11, 2001, thousands of people were seriously injured or killed when terrorists hijacked four jets and flew them into the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and, as airline passengers fought back, into a field in Pennsylvania. However, nearly 17 years after that horrific Tuesday morning, first responders, volunteers, and dozens of others being newly diagnosed with cancers and other serious illnesses. After the attacks, dangerous chemicals hovered in the air, particularly in New York City. Those who lived, worked, attended school, or otherwise spent time in Manhattan were exposed to these harmful chemicals day in and day out. Over time, that exposure resulted in serious illnesses, many of which take years to develop. Some of these injuries are eligible for compensation from the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund.
In 2015, Barack Obama signed a bill that reauthorized the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, as well as the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund. Now, eligible claimants have until December 18, 2020, to file a claim seeking compensation for their injuries.
Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a term that describes an array of blood cancers. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas include every other type of lymphoma except, of course, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Some types of Hodgkin Lymphoma grow slowly, whereas others are more aggressive.
In all types of lymphoma, cancer growth is triggered by the lymphocytes.
Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or simply follicular lymphoma, is the most common type of slow-growing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Additionally, it is the second most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Follicular lymphoma is often diagnosed after a patient complains of night sweats, fevers, and weight loss. By the time it is diagnosed, follicular lymphoma has usually spread. However, most patients live with lymphoma for many years.
Follicular lymphoma is eligible for compensation under the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund. However, other criteria must also be present before compensation will be awarded. For example, the claimant must have spent an extended period of time (such as working or attending school) in the New York City Exposure Zone, which generally encompasses the area of Manhattan south of Canal Street, from the Hudson River to Clinton Street. The claimant must have been in the area at some point from the time of the attack until May 30, 2002.
Filing a claim with the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund
There are certain types of paperwork, such as medical records and other documents, which must be filed with the fund to begin the claims process. If you believe that your follicular lymphoma was caused by your exposure to toxic chemicals after the September 11 attacks, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible to begin gathering paperwork. For many victims, it often takes several weeks or longer to obtain copies of all of the documents you need for the claim.
If you are eligible to receive compensation under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (Zadroga Act), you may be entitled to a variety of damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- If a relative or spouse has died because of the disease, surviving family members may be able to claim funeral and burial expenses, as well as the value of the deceased’s future financial contributions
Other types of monetary compensation may also be available, depending on the specific claim.
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