Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. Secures Major VCF Awards In First Quarter Of 2017

On April 28, 2017, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued its First Quarterly Report for 2017 and its findings confirm the continued success Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMCC) has achieved in maximizing awards for its clients.

Since January 2013, when the first VCF awards were issued under the Zadroga Act, through March 31, 2017:

  • SPBMCC obtained 1,166 awards totaling $560 Million.
  • SPBMCC achieved the highest award to date – $4.133 Million – for a client whose cancer was linked to his exposure to toxins at the WTC Disaster Site.
  • SPBMC’s average award was 280% greater than the average of all other VCF awards.

SPBMC’s success does not stop there. The firm has also been very successful in obtaining supplemental awards for its clients who, after receiving an award, were diagnosed with a new 9/11 illness or were subsequently found to be disabled by reason of their 9/11 illness.

If you were a 9/11 first responder, or lived or worked in Manhattan below Canal Street between September 11, 2001 and May 31, 2002, and are suffering from a Cancer or Respiratory Illness, you may be entitled to a compensation award from the VCF.

The deadline to register with the VCF is 2 years from the date that a cancer or other illness was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program or was found to be 9/11-related by another government agency.

All claims must be fully submitted by December 18, 2020.

If you are suffering from a Cancer or other illness that may be 9/11-related or have any questions about the VCF, please call us for a free consultation at (212) 732-9000 or email us at, or visit our VCF website at 

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