Did You Work or Live South of Canal During the 8 Months After 9/11? Zadroga Act benefits and deadlines have been extended through 2020

Morgan Levine Dolan and its experienced legal team are currently reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals that were exposed to 9/11 WTC dust and who are currently suffering from, and recently diagnosed with, a host of illnesses including various lung conditions, multiple types of cancers other digestive disorders. We continue to seek justice on behalf of not only First Responders, but also those individuals living, working or commuting below Canal Street during the 8 months following 9/11. Many of us have been affected by suffering the devastating dust exposure without even knowing it. On September 19, 2013, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that prostate cancer has been added to the list of diseases eligible for coverage under the Zadroga Act. Prior to that, in September 2012, 50 different types of cancers became eligible for coverage under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act’s 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Any person stricken with the following cancers, who was below Canal Street for 80 hours or more from between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002 will be eligible for coverage under the Zadroga Act.

  • Cancers of the lip, tongue, salivary gland, floor of mouth, gum and other mouth, tonsil oropharynx, hypopharynx, and other oral cavity and pharynx
  • Cancers of the nasopharynx
  • Cancers of the nose, nasal cavity, middle ear, and accessory sinuses
  • Cancers of the larynx
  • Cancers of the esophagus
  • Cancers of the stomach
  • Cancers of the colon and rectum
  • Cancers of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct
  • Cancers of the retroperitoneum and peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery
  • Cancers of the trachea; bronchus and lung; heart, mediastinum and pleura; and other ill defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs
  • Mesothelioma
  • Cancers of the soft tissues (sarcomas)
  • Cancers of the skin (melanoma and nonmelanoma), including scrotal cancer
  • Cancers of the breast
  • Cancers of the ovary
  • Cancers of the urinary bladder
  • Cancers of the kidney
  • Cancers of renal pelvis, ureter and other urinary organs
  • Cancers of the eye and orbit
  • Cancers of the thyroid
  • Cancers of the prostate

If you or a loved one, a neighbor, a coworker or friend lived, worked or commuted south of Canal Street between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, contact our office at 212-785-5115 to discuss eligibility for enrollment in the Zadroga Act Fund.