NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 07, 2015) - Most of the residents of Chinatown are not aware that they may be eligible for compensation if they developed cancer after 9/11 and lived or worked below Canal Street. Almost all of Chinatown in New York is in the exposure zone. Those individuals who were in the exposure zone between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002 may be eligible for compensation.

Former New York City Comptroller, Mayoral Candidate and New York City Council Representative John Liu will be joining Ms. Wu at Napoli Peterson PLLC located at 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor New York, New York 10019 on December 9, 2015 at 2PM.

"You don't need to be a rescue worker or have been injured during the attacks. If you worked or lived below Canal Street during the period of September 11th, 2001 and 2002, and developed cancer, even years later, you may be eligible for cancer compensation," says Veronica Wu (Yip). Yip continues, "This compensation is a significant monetary program of which the Federal government has not adequately advised Chinatown residents. Additionally almost all of the Chinatown residents are unaware that they are eligible for free medical monitoring and treatment through the World Trade Center Health Program."

"Residents of Chinatown are eligible for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund which provides money to individuals who developed cancer or relatives of deceased individuals who died of cancer even years after the attacks," stated 9/11 lawyer Marie Napoli. "But people must act quickly since the compensation program may be soon shutting down."

Mr. Liu was the first Asian American in history to be elected to the NYC city council. Along with Hong Kong Actress and 2nd runner-up in the 1985 Miss Asia Pageant Veronica Wu (Yip), he wants to bring awareness of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to all residents of Chinatown. Although almost all of the residents of Chinatown are in the exposure zone, most of them have never heard of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund or the World Trade Center Health Program. The residents of Chinatown have not been adequately informed of the 9/11 related benefits available to them through the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Although some deadlines have passed, there still may be some time for a lot of the Chinatown residents to apply for Compensation and health benefits.

About the Firm:

Napoli Peterson PLLC is a nationally-known law firm advocating on behalf of injured individuals in pharmaceutical and environmental tort matters with offices throughout the country. The firm has successfully litigated claims of thousands of individuals injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals and defective products. Additionally, the firm represents individuals injured by environmental exposures including those who worked at or near the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Marie Napoli
Paul Napoli
David M. Peterson
Christopher LoPalo
Napoli Peterson PLLC
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 397-1000