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7.2 Is the Private Physician process available to victims who died of an ineligible condition and are claiming personal injury losses?

Question
7.2 Is the Private Physician process available to victims who died of an ineligible condition and are claiming personal injury losses? For example, if a WTC survivor died of a heart attack, yet had suffered asthma and GERD while living, had treated with private doctors only, and had never been a member of the WTC Health Program, can the estate seek verification of an eligible condition through the Private Physician process or are they unable to become eligible for a VCF personal injury award?
Answer

The Private Physician process would be available in this situation so that the claimant could pursue a personal injury claim. The process remains available for deceased individuals who were not certified for treatment for the claimed condition prior to death.

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