“I am glad to reassure the people of New York and Washington, DC that their air is safe to breathe.”
Christine Todd Whitman, then Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, made this statement just days after 9/11. A federal judge later ruled it a “misleading statement of safety.” Who was misled? First-responders, survivors, and downtown residents who suffer from devastating illnesses such as 9/11-related cancers. Nothing on earth can replace what we’ve lost, but there is life-changing free healthcare and financial compensation available under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
|Type of Cancer||Recorded Instances|
|Melanoma of skin||633|
|Breast – Female||488|
|Breast – Carcinoma||113|
Source: World Trade Center Health Program data as of June 30, 2018
Claimants must register before their applicable deadline to preserve the right to file a claim
WTCHP certifies 9/11-related physical conditions
VCF determines if claimant satisfies eligibility criteria
VCF determines amount of compensation award
VCF issues full lump-sum award
The attorneys at Pitta & Baione LLP are relentless advocates skilled in preparing the necessary proof and proper projections on behalf of claimants seeking 9/11 compensation benefits. If the VCF denies our client's eligibility, or diminishes their award, we will amend the claim or appeal the award accordingly. Our firm is not a factory - we treat each client like family.
WTCHP certifies 9/11-related health conditions
Non-economic damages based on the extent of physical harm – measured by the impact on the victim’s ability to work and to conduct activities of daily living.
Household services that a disabled or deceased victim provided to the household such as cleaning, cooking, child care, home maintenance, etc.
Projected compensation that would have been available to the victim and the family or eligible survivors.
Past out-of-pocket medical expenses related to treatment and care of a 9/11 related illnesses may be reimbursable.