NORFOLK - Thousands of people are still feeling the effects of 9-11 - emotionally and physically.
Attorney Vince Parratt, who used to be stationed at Naval Station Norfolk, has clients across the country who've suffered some sort of injury from working or volunteering during 9-11.
"What's changed in the last few months is that when Dr. John Howard, who is one of the chief medical advisors who runs the World Trade Center Health Program, when he formally recommended that cancers be included, many people started calling us," Parratt said.
Congress this week added 50 new cancers to the list of ailments covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. There is $2.8 billion available.
11 years ago, 80 first responders from all over Hampton Roads answered the call of duty at the Pentagon with Virginia Task Force 2. They helped recover more than 47 victims.
Battalion Chief Tim Riley of the Virginia Beach Fire Department reports that everyone came back healthy.
"I'm happy to say that, as of today, none of our providers has filed a claim," he stated.
Many of those cancers take more than 10 years to develop. In the event that they do, Riley says it's good to know they'll be covered.
Those who responded already have filled out paperwork related to exposure during a deployment.
Parrat wonders if there will be enough money once the claims are made.
"I hope they expand it, which they have the power to do."