Staten Island’s Victims Compensation Fund Lawyer with the answers to all of your September 11th World Trade Center injury and health problem questions. Your time to apply for financial benefits under the fund is limited so contact the Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. to discuss your application today!
History of the Zadroga Bill
The Zadroga Bill received its name in honor of James Zadroga (1971 – 2006), an officer of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). His death has been attributed to his participation in the rescue and recovery of the World Trade Center tragedy that occurred on September 1, 2001. He spent 450 hours participating in the World Trade Center rescue missions and the World Trade Center clean-ups.
A few weeks after his work at the World Trade Center was finished James Zadroga developed a persistent cough which eventually progressed into shortness of breath limiting the distance he was able to walk to less than 100 feet. Eventually, after struggling with a respiratory disease for the next few years, James Zadroga passed away on January 5, 2006.
What is the Zadroga Bill?
A bill designed to improve health services and provide financial compensation for 9/11 first responders who were vulnerable to dangerous toxins and are now suffering from health problems due to that exposure. It also provides some provisions for those in the area of the attack at the time it happened.
Who is the Zadroga Bill for?
There are provisions under the Zadroga Bill for both first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) attack as well as office workers, residents and students who were in the New York City Exposure Zone at the time of the attack and at any time through May of 2002 that may also be at risk for health problems. The New York City Exposure Zone includes lower Manhattan below Canal Street as well as the Fresh Kills Landfill.
How will the Zadroga Bill help?
The Zadroga Bill is intended to provide a federal program which will offer medical monitoring and treatment for first responders to the 9/11 attacks, provide initial health screenings to people who were in the area at the time of the World Trade Center attack and may be at risk for health problems, and will re-open the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for losses and harm.
How can I apply to receive compensation under the Zadroga Bill?
If you were a first responder to the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11th and suffer from health problems related to the rescuing or clean-up process of the World Trade Center; or if you lived or worked in the Lower Manhattan area at the time of the attack and were exposed to dust from the World Trade Center over a period of time; you may be entitled to compensation or benefits under the Zadroga Bill or the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Our Staten Island law firm can help assist you in filing the proper paperwork and obtaining the necessary medical records in order to apply for benefits under the Zadroga Bill or the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
For additional information about health problems connected with the World Trade Center rescue and clean-up or for a free consultation on how to obtain compensation for a health problem caused by the exposure to toxic dust after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, contact Frank J. Dito Jr., a WTC Victim Lawyer in Staten Island, NY at 718-701-2776