What diseases are covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

There are countless diseases and health problems the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund covers, including acute traumatic injuries, many cancer types, airway and digestive disorders, mental and behavioral health conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Roughly 400,000 people were exposed to toxic contaminants in the days, weeks, and months following the attacks

Exposure to the dust at the World Trade Center has been linked to a high risk of cardiovascular disease among firefighters who responded to the scene. Furthermore, respiratory disease and thousands of cancer diagnoses have been associated with the toxic pollutants released during the attacks. Nevertheless, these are far from being the only diseases and health issues exposure to the toxic materials and substances can cause in 9/11 victims. If you were involved in the 9/11 aftermath, you might come to struggle with the following diagnoses, which are covered by the Victim Compensation Fund:

Acute traumatic injuries

  • complex sprain
  • eye injury
  • fracture
  • head trauma
  • tendon tear
  • other


  • bladder cancer
  • breast cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • liver cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • testicular cancer
  • blood and lymphoid tissue cancers
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • myeloma
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • uterine cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • any childhood cancer
  • thyroid cancer
  • bronchial cancer
  • colon cancer
  • digestive system cancers
  • eye and orbit cancer
  • head and neck cancers
  • lung cancer
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • rare cancers
  • rectal cancer
  • respiratory system cancers
  • skin cancers
  • soft and connective tissue cancer
  • tonsil cancer
  • urinary system cancer
  • mesothelioma

Airway and digestive disorders

  • asthma
  • chronic cough syndrome
  • chronic laryngitis
  • chronic nasopharyngitis
  • chronic respiratory disorder
  • chronic rhinosinusitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  • interstitial lung disease
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • reactive airway dysfunction syndrome
  • sleep apnea
  • upper airways hyperreactivity

Mental health conditions

  • acute stress disorder
  • adjustment disorder
  • anxiety disorders
  • depression
  • dysthymic disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • major depressive disorder
  • panic disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • substance use disorder

Musculoskeletal disorders (applies to WTC responders only)

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • low back pain
  • other musculoskeletal disorders

To determine whether you are eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys, whose main area of practice is toxic exposure. They will thoroughly and carefully assess your case to establish if you qualify for financial compensation, and if you do, they will promptly begin working on your case, as we are well aware that many 9/11 victims need money to afford treatment. With over 30 years of experience in handling toxic exposure cases, our diligent attorneys will go to great lengths to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your unjust suffering.

Recover money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund with the assistance of our skilled attorneys

Because the process of recovering compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is complex and tedious, we encourage you to get in touch with our toxic exposure attorneys, who have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to provide you with quality legal assistance. Your involvement will be minimal, as we understand how physically and emotionally draining struggling with a serious disease or injury can be. The only documents we will need to assess your case and determine whether you are entitled to compensation are evidence of your presence at the 9/11 attacks and your medical records. We operate on a contingency fee basis.

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