Were you a first responder or volunteer after the attacks on September 11, 2001? Did you live or work near one of the 9/11 terror attack sites after the events of September 11, 2001? You might qualify for compensation under the Zadroga Act. There are serious long-term health effects associated with being an emergency responder or volunteer at the 9/11 terror site attacks, including the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site around Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Recognizing the “adverse health effects associated with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001,” lawmakers created the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, according to a news release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act occurred in 2015, as an article in the New York Daily News explains, extending the healthcare program to responders who continue to suffer long-term health effects associated with their service.
It is important to note that the Zadroga Act aims to provide compensation for the long-term adverse health effects linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, rather than immediate compensation for victim losses. If you have questions about whether you may be eligible for healthcare or related benefits under the Zadroga Act, a Zadroga Act lawyer can assist you today.