Types of Cancer Due to 9/11: Cancer Types Covered Under the Zadroga Act
The Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, named after New York Police Department detective James Zadroga, was established to help those who have suffered from illnesses or injuries due to their exposure to toxic dust and other health dangers at Ground Zero and the other crash sites. Many of the individuals who participated in the rescue and recovery efforts following the attacks have since been diagnosed with a variety of illnesses, including many forms of cancer, because of their exposure to toxic dust. Both those who directly responded to the 9/11 attacks and those who lived or worked near Ground Zero are eligible to make Zadroga claims for compensation.
If you have been diagnosed with a 9/11-related cancer, you are entitled to benefits from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund as well as health monitoring and care under the World Trade Center Health Program. At Parker Waichman LLP, we’re proud to represent New York’s heroes and 9/11 survivors when they need help with their VCF and/or WTC Health Program claims. After all, we’re New Yorkers, too. We experienced the horrors of that day firsthand, and many of those making WTC claims are our friends and neighbors.
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What Are the 9/11 Cancer Types?
In the years since the 9/11 attacks, researchers have founds links between exposure to the chemicals at Ground Zero and dozens of types of cancer. More than 50 forms of 9/11-related cancer are eligible for coverage under the Zadroga Act. The WTC cancer list includes:
- Abdominal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Bone cancer
- Breast cancer
- Carcinoid tumors
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Eye cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Heart cancer
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
- Malignant melanoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Oral cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Penile cancer
- Peritoneal cancer
- Pleural cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Skin cancer (non-melanoma)
- Stomach cancer
- T-cell lymphoma
- Testicular cancer
- Throat cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Tracheal cancer
World Trade Center claims can also be made for any type of cancer diagnosed in someone younger than 20 who was exposed to the toxic dust.
Who Is Eligible to Make Zadroga Claims?
Any first responder who worked at Ground Zero and later became ill is eligible to file for compensation under the Zadroga Act. This includes 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who also took part in the World Trade Center toxic dust settlement. That settlement, which was finalized in 2010 by New York City, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and a number of contractors involved in Ground Zero cleanup efforts, set aside more than $600 million for 9/11 first responders who suffered respiratory ailments and other health problems because of their exposure to toxic dust.
Those who responded to the crash sites at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA, are also eligible to make a VCF claim and seek assistance from the WTC Health Program.
In addition, people who lived or worked in the area enveloped by the dust cloud can seek Zadroga Act compensation if they have contracted an illness, including cancer, due to 9/11 toxic exposure.
Why Choose Parker Waichman to Help With Your Ground Zero Cancer Claim?
At our New York City law firm, our experienced attorneys have helped numerous clients to secure the benefits they deserve under the Zadroga Act. Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation for excellence from our peers, including the highest possible peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which has been evaluating legal professionals for more than a century. But the most important reviews we receive are from our satisfied clients, many of whom have provided glowing testimonials.
Anthony is a retired NYPD highway patrol officer and 9/11 first responder who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), reactive airway disease (RAD), and other health issues because of his exposure to toxic dust.
Rob is a retired NYPD detective, WTC first responder, cancer survivor, husband, father, and hero. Rob was diagnosed with cancer after working on the WTC recovery effort at the Staten Island landfill.
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The attorneys at Parker Waichman are committed to ensuring that every hero of 9/11 receives all of the compensation they need and deserve. If you need help applying for Zadroga Act cancer benefits, please contact us today by filling out our online contact form or calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER. We’ll examine your 9/11 cancer claim for free, with absolutely no obligation. We’re honored to be able to help 9/11 survivors: Let us help you today.
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