The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was designed to help residents and rescue or recovery workers in New York City who were injured or became ill in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. The Act provides compensation to victims and to rescuers who have injuries or illnesses traceable to the 9/11 terrorist attack. A number of diseases and conditions are covered by the Act, and the new regulations will allow the cancer victims to be compensated from funds approved by the Congress. No type of cancer was included in the list initially because there was lack of evidence that would support the link between the toxic dusts and cancer.

World Trade Center ground zero with workers

While the attacks on September 11, 2001 killed 3,000 people in Manhattan, around 400 people were reported to have died from some type of cancer that they associated with exposure to carcinogens at Ground Zero. Studies show that those who have ingested toxic chemicals have higher risk of developing cancer. It is important to note that the dust cloud that hovered over parts of Manhattan contained particles of lead and asbestos. Exposure to asbestos in the workplace or at home may cause Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the protective lining of many of the body’s internal organs.

d’Oliveira & Associates represents claims for health compensation to those who were made ill in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in 9/11. It takes pride of years of experience in handling personal injury cases.

personal injury lawyerIf you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another illness or injury associated with 9/11 search and rescue work, you may be entitled to a Mesothelioma lawsuit.

Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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