BREAKING NEWS: 9/11 FUND EXTENDS COMPENSATION
DEADLINE FOR CANCER VICTIMS
Active and Retired EMTs, Paramedics and Inspectors, and Officers who worked at WTC site or south of Canal Street are eligible to receive compensation
The U.S. Department of Justice has made an extremely important change to the 9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). As a result, thousands of cancer victims who missed prior deadlines to register may do so now. Congress has set aside $7.3 billion for those who are now or might become sick.
Doctors have linked 68 cancers to the WTC toxic dust. There is a presumption that these cancers were caused by exposure to toxins at the WTC site. Active and retired Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics and Inspectors, and Officers are all eligible for health care and significant compensation. This includes everyone who worked at the WTC site and/or south of Canal Street from 9/11/01-5/30/02.
Spread the word about this new regulation, especially to retirees.
If you know anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and/or pulmonary illnesses in the past 15 years, they should register with the WTC Health Program (or LHI, if they live out of NY State) in order to have their cancer certified. The date that a cancer is certified starts the 2-year period to register a VCF claim. And, if a retired or active EMT, paramedic or inspector passes away due to cancer, their families may assert a claim within two years of their death.
We suggest you call the Barasch McGarry law firm at 212-385-8000, or visit their website at www.wtclawyers.com to learn more about your legal rights. Their law firm proudly represented NYPD Det. Jimmy Zadroga and they have recovered over $1 billion for thousands of responders with WTC-linked illnesses. We are grateful that many more responders will now be able to get the compensation that they deserve.
Israel Miranda, President Vincent Variale, President