The Zadroga Act
Passed in 2010, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was put into place to provide compensation and medical treatment to victims suffering from 9/11-related health problems. The Zadroga Act has recently been extended to 2090 to provide funding and medical care for eligible survivors’ and responders’ lifetimes.
World Trade Center Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) was established under The Zadroga Act to provide medical treatment to eligible 9/11 victims. To qualify for the WTCHP there are specific eligibility requirements, including being diagnosed with a WTCHP recognized illness and proof of presence in the 9/11 Exposure Zone.
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is a second program outlined under The Zadroga Act. The VCF fund is different from the WTCHP (which provides medical screening and treatment) in that the VCF provides financial compensation for physical harm or a family member’s death due to 9/11-related injuries or illness.
Contact Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP Today
The experienced legal team at Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP has helped many 9/11 illness victims become eligible for compensation. Our attorneys leave no stone unturned in making the strongest possible case so that survivors and responders receive the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. Our attorneys distinguish themselves by providing personal attention and careful examination of each claim. We always submit optional impact statements to the Victim Compensation Fund which are supported by medical proof of the pain and suffering for each client to maximize the value of each claim. Call Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP at 212-983-3000 for a free and confidential consultation.