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Representing Those Injured by Toxic Exposures Due to the Aftermath of the 9/11 Attacks

  • $280 million

    Pro Bono Effort. Ed spearheaded a campaign on behalf of 63 widows and hundreds of firefighters as part of the Trial Lawyers Care program.

  • $1.9 million

    9/11 Related Fatal Illness: For the Widow and Family of a New York City Sanitation Worker.

  • $280 million

    Pro Bono Effort. Ed spearheaded a campaign on behalf of 63 widows and hundreds of firefighters as part of the Trial Lawyers Care program.

  • $1.9 million

    9/11 Related Fatal Illness: For the Widow and Family of a New York City Sanitation Worker.

Leading 9/11Claim Lawyer

Edward Marcowitz, who is the attorney for the family of deceased NYPD Detective James Zadroga, has played a vital role in securing proper benefits for the victims of 9/11-related illnesses. His work on behalf of firefighters and other responders has led to recovery of Hundreds of Millions for victims and their families from the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).  Now, The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC stands ready to help civilian employees from the World Trade Center Exposure Zone who may be eligible for benefits.

The 9/11 Notice Act could affect 400,000 civilians who worked in the Ground Zero Exposure Zone

The 9/11 Notice Act would require businesses to contact current and former employees who worked in the exposure zone between September 2001 and May 2002 regarding their potential eligibility under the VCF and World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Sponsors of the bill estimate that 400,000 individuals who held non-public sector jobs within the zone might receive notices. The new law is designed to close the vast gap in remediation provided to first responders and to others who could be suffering from the same severe health effects associated with the area around Ground Zero. If you get a notice based on your employment in Lower Manhattan or Northern Brooklyn during the relevant time period, your next step should be to contact us about your potential right to Health Care and Financial Compensation. 

Conditions associated with hazardous substances around the World Trade Center Site

Numerous health problems have been linked to the toxins that filled the air for months after the September 11, 2001 attacks. For many, symptoms did not present themselves for several years, so it is possible that you or a family member survived the attack but later experienced an illness that you did not realize was connected to your time near Ground Zero. 

These conditions have been linked to 9/11 exposure:

  • Cancer (including prostate cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer and reproductive cancer)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbated by World Trade Center exposure 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (for first responders and volunteers handling debris)
  • Chronic cough syndrome 
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Sleep apnea 

You might just be learning now that your physical problems or an illness that killed one of your family members are related to the aftermath of 9/11. Attorney Eddie Marcowitz has handled these matters for years and is dedicated to achieving the same type of results for you as he has for so many other New Yorkers. 

The Victim Compensation Fund

Through the Victim Compensation Fund, eligible claimants suffering various effects of 9/11-related illnesses can obtain reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, physical impairment, funeral and burial expenses and other related costs. Individuals who worked, lived or attended school in the area of Lower Manhattan between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, as well as their survivors, can apply for these benefits. You do not have to be a first responder and you do not have to wait until you receive notice from your employer under the new law.

The World Trade Center Health Program

Along with people in Lower Manhattan, residents and students in parts of Brooklyn within 1.5 miles of Ground Zero are eligible for medical monitoring and treatment under the World Trade Center Health Program. It pays for medical care, testing and prescription drugs for all certified conditions, including those that are ongoing. Members do not have to assume co-payments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses for medically necessary treatment of certified 9/11 illnesses, which can include mental health conditions. 

Get a free consultation from an accomplished NYC lawyer serving victims of 9/11 illnesses 

The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC, with offices in Manhattan and Nyack, pursues compensation for clients exposed to hazardous substances near Ground Zero. For a free consultation, please call 718-814-6446.


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