Are You Diagnosed With Lymphoid Leukemia and Were Exposed to Toxic 911 Debris or Airborne Particles?
On September 11, 2001, the United States was forever changed when New York City and Washington, D.C. came under attack. Hijackers took control of four passenger jets. Two crashed into the World Trade Center, one slammed into the Pentagon, and another intentionally crashed into a field in Pennsylvania as victims fought back against the terrorists. After the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, a cloud of debris hovered over Manhattan for months. This cloud contained many toxic chemicals, such as asbestos. Years after the attacks, victims began receiving diagnoses for cancers and other chronic illnesses. Many of these diseases develop slowly over several years.
In 2015, President Barack Obama signed a bill that reauthorized the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The bill also reauthorized the September 11 Victim Compensation Act. Under these regulations, claimants have until December 18, 2020, to file a claim seeking compensation for their injuries.
To obtain compensation from these funds, the claimants must show that they were in the New York City exposure zone from the time of the attacks until May 30, 2002. The New York City exposure zone is the area of Manhattan south of Canal Street from the Hudson River to Clinton Street. Claimants may be eligible for compensation if they lived, attended school, worked, volunteered, or otherwise spent time in this area.
All claimants must also show that they have been diagnosed with an illness that is covered by the fund.
Lymphoid leukemia is one of the diseases that is covered by the funds.
Lymphoid leukemia is also called lymphogenous, lymphoblastic, or lymphocytic leukemia. These types of leukemia impact the white blood cells, specifically the lymphocytes.
Symptoms of lymphoid leukemia include:
- Weight loss
- Night Sweats
- A suppressed immune system
- Abdominal pain
- Enlarged lymph nodes that are not tender to the touch
In many cases, those with leukemia do not have any significant symptoms. Lymphoid leukemia may develop slowly over time.
It is known that certain chemicals are linked to lymphoid leukemia. Many of the chemicals that remained in the air in Manhattan after the September 11 attacks have been attributed to leukemia diagnoses.
Do you need an attorney for a 9/11 injury claim?
Although some claimants have pursued compensation under these funds without an attorney, it is best to seek legal counsel. Your attorney will know what types of damages you are entitled to under the funds and will ensure that you have the proper paperwork to pursue these damages. Without an attorney, your legal rights may not be adequately protected. Additionally, your attorney takes over the claim on your behalf so that you may focus on your health.
It often takes several weeks or longer to obtain all of the documentation needed in these cases, so do not delay in hiring an attorney if you believe your injuries were caused by your exposure to toxic chemicals in Manhattan. If you miss the deadline, you may be entirely responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses.
Do not risk forfeiting money that you are entitled to—seek the assistance of an experienced 9/11 injury attorney to begin the claims process today.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP to Discuss Your Claim
At Parker Waichman LLP, our Lymphoid Leukemia cancer claims attorneys are experienced in 9/11 injury cases and work quickly to ensure your claim is promptly processed. To schedule your free consultation with our September 11th Victim Compensation Fund attorneys, call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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