Christopher Baione in Sing Tao Daily on 9/11 Benefits
Today, Pitta & Baione LLP was featured in Sing Tao Daily New York, the most circulated Chinese language daily newspaper in the United States, with regard to yesterday’s press conference at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York and our upcoming 9/11 benefits workshop on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Community Room of Confucius Plaza, 33 Bowery.
Other media outlets in attendance included Apple Daily, New Tang Dynasty Television, and World Journal.
Yesterday’s press conference focused on raising awareness within the Chinese-American community with regard to federal health and compensation benefits available to them under the Zadroga Act. Local community leaders expressed their concern that Chinese-American residents of Chinatown and Lower Manhattan may be unaware of 9/11 victim benefits, and may miss critical compensation deadlines.
Pitta & Baione attorney Christopher Baione explained that individuals who lived, worked, attended school or visited below Canal Street between 9/11/01 and 5/30/02 may be eligible for free healthcare and compensation. Mr. Baione gave an overview of the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund as a preview for Friday’s workshop. Additionally, Mr. Baione detailed some 9/11 related conditions such as cancer, lung diseases, asthma, GERD (persistent heartburn), and COPD. Finally, Mr. Baione informed the media outlets that non-U.S. citizens are eligible for 9/11 victim benefits as well.
On Friday, Pitta & Baione attorneys will expand on yesterday’s press conference. Specifically, our attorneys will discuss the history of the Zadroga Act, the health effects of 9/11 toxic dust and debris, 9/11 related health conditions, the World Trade Center Health Program, and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. After the information session, Pitta & Baione attorneys will meet with attendants one-on-one to discuss their conditions and to walk them through the 9/11 victim benefits programs.
One of the WTC Health Program’s Clinical Centers of Excellence is located just a stone’s throw from Confucius Plaza at Gouverneuer Health. However, applicants may visit other centers located throughout New York City and around the United States.
Pitta & Baione LLP invites Chinese-Americans who were present below Canal Street between 9/11/01 and 5/30/02 to attend the information session and workshop on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Confucius Plaza, 33 Bowery.