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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Medical Monitoring Available Under the Zadroga 9-11 Health Compensation Fund


The World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health under the Zadroga Act which was enacted last year.

MEDICAL TREATMENT for 9/11 responders
The program provides free treatment, including: doctor's visits, diagnostic testing and medications for WTC-covered conditions. Here is a list of covered conditions:
Aerodigestive Disorders

New onset or aggravation of pre-existing conditions for which clinical findings suggest onset is related to WTC exposure/injury:
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Chronic Respiratory Disorder –Fumes/Vapors
  • Asthma
  • Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)
  • WTC-exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Cough Syndrome
  • Upper airway hyperreactivity
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic nasopharyngitis
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
  • Sleep apnea exacerbated by or related to the above conditions

Mental Health Conditions
New onset or aggravation of pre-existing conditions for which clinical findings suggest onset is related to WTC exposure/injury:
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder (not otherwise specified)
  • Depression (not otherwise specified)
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
“V codes” (treatments not specifically related to psychiatric disorders, such as marital problems, parenting problems etc.)

Musculoskeletal Disorders
New onset or aggravation of pre-existing conditions for which careful review of symptoms or other clinical information suggests relationship to WTC exposure/injury:
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Other musculoskeletal disorders
Are you eligible?
This program serves the workers and volunteers who responded to the September 11th attacks. If you did any paid work or volunteered, on or after September 11th, that was directly related to the disaster, you may qualify. To find out whether you are eligible, call 888-702-0630 or download and fill out an eligibility questionnaire and fax it to us at 212-241-1850.

For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman  1.973.696.7900  jon@gelmans.com have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational and enviornmental exposures. Please contact our office if you require assistance in filing a claim under the newly enacted James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.