Asbestos Exposure

The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure at the World Trade Center

Asbestos is a cancer-causing toxin that was used to fireproof the World Trade Center Towers when they were built in the late 1960s and 1970s. The government later banned asbestos when it was discovered to be a dangerous health hazard. 

Individuals who were exposed to World Trade Center asbestos, toxic dust and fumes on September 11 and in the months that followed are at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer in the future, among other 9/11 cancer types.

Our team recommends regular medical checkups at the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), especially if you were exposed to high volumes of 9/11 asbestos, so that symptoms and potential health problems can be detected early on.


Cleanup worker exposed to high volumes of asbestos received $430K

Our firm secured $430,000 for a cleanup worker who was exposed to high volumes of asbestos which led to his development of chronic rhinitis, obstructive sleep apnea, esophageal reflux, and sinusitis.

VCF Case Results

Asbestos-Related Cancer May Take Time to Develop

The truth is that 9/11 asbestos-related cancers can take many years to develop after first exposure. Now, in 2019, 9/11 law firms such as Hansen & Rosasco, LLP are just beginning to see the first Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims associated with asbestos exposure-related cancer; specifically, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Health experts predict the number of asbestos-related 9/11 cancers will increase until approximately the year 2040.

Were you exposed to asbestos at or near Ground Zero?

If you think you are suffering from a 9/11 cancer due to World Trade Center asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm for guidance and support. We are ready to hear your story of 9/11 asbestos exposure, give you a free case evaluation, and guide you through the VCF and WTCHP application processes.

If you were a first responder, a Downtown Manhattan office worker or resident who worked or lived in the Ground Zero “Exposure Zone," you may unfortunately have been exposed to asbestos, among other harmful dust and debris.

Helping 9/11 Survivors Who Were Exposed to Asbestos

Hansen & Rosasco, LLP currently represents the family of a young woman diagnosed with mesothelioma who passed away in 2017. The woman who died was an insurance executive who walked to work in the area of Ground Zero for many months after the attacks. Other than her exposure to 9/11 asbestos dust and fumes, she had no other risk factors for mesothelioma.

Despite obtaining the best aggressive treatment at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, she eventually succumbed to her illness. Through our law firm, her family (including two children) is now pursuing substantial death monetary benefits from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The stories of this woman’s family, as well as those of many others, inspire us to continue advocating for all individuals and families who are fighting the same battles.

Long-Term Impacts of 9/11 Asbestos Exposure

We know that 9/11 asbestos exposure has had long-term impacts on the lives of many. If you have questions about free lifetime medical care through the World Trade Center Health Program or wish to find out if you are entitled to a VCF cancer payout for your illness caused by World Trade Center asbestos exposure, call us today at 1-855-201-7087.

We will provide you with a FREE confidential case evaluation. If we take your case, our fees are set at 10% by federal law. There are no upfront fees and there is never a charge if we do not obtain compensation for you or your family. Our team will help you get the VCF payout and health care you deserve.

We Represent 9/11 Survivors Exclusively

Hansen & Rosasco, LLP has passionately represented many clients suffering from 9/11-related cases of mesothelioma and lung cancer which were the results of World Trade Center asbestos exposure. If you are concerned about possibly having been stricken with 9/11 asbestos exposure, contact us today. We are dedicated to getting survivors and their families the compensation and health care they need and deserve. Get started today by calling us at 1-855-201-7087 or fill out a contact form here.

Learn more about mesothelioma from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Learn more about lung cancer from the Mayo Clinic.

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