What is Jimmy Nolan’s Law, and how can it impact 9/11 responders who were exposed to asbestos and other harmful elements, and therefore at risk of developing serious health conditions in the future. As you might imagine, many first responders to the World Trade Center (WTC) did not immediately develop symptoms as a result of their exposure to hazardous chemicals and other elements. However, months and even years later, many first responders began to develop symptoms associated with serious health conditions that limit the enjoyment of life and result in substantial economic costs. If these first responders discovered their symptoms long after first being exposed, are there any options to seek compensation?
In addition to the possibilities for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, both reauthorized through the Zadroga Act, Jimmy Nolan’s Law promised to provide 9/11 workers with much-needed benefits. However, the law has recently been struck down as unconstitutional under the New York’s state constitution by a federal judge. An appeal is now pending in the Second Circuit.
What else do you need to know about Jimmy Nolan’s Law? And in the meantime, if you have questions or concerns about obtaining compensation from exposure to toxic materials as a result of September 11th, a 9/11 victim compensation lawyer may be able to help. You should speak with one of the dedicated attorneys at the law offices of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.