We Represent 9/11 Victims with Breast Cancer
Sadly, 9/11 breast cancer is one of the most common types that have been diagnosed among female first responders as well as workers and residents of Downtown Manhattan. In addition, we are unfortunately seeing more 9/11 first responders’ breast cancer claims coming to our office. The 9/11 attorneys at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP represent many 9/11 breast cancer survivors (which also include men) in claims before the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
We won a $3.4 million VCF cancer payout for a Lower Manhattan professional who had become disabled by 9/11 breast cancer. Our 9/11 attorneys also won Social Security Disability benefits for our client.
Breast Cancer in First Responders and Survivors
Approximately one in eight women in the U.S. (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Women who were exposed to the 9/11 cancer toxins in Downtown Manhattan have a particularly higher risk of developing breast cancer. 9/11 first responders’ breast cancer cases are common because of the high exposure many had at Ground Zero. The Zadroga Act, which includes the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, covers invasive ductal carcinomas (about 80% of all breast cancers), ductal carcinoma in situ (the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer), and male breast cancer. Compensation for 9/11 cancer victims is available through the Victim Compensation Fund, and our 9/11 attorneys will help you through every step of the claim process.
Breast Cancer Treatment Options
The treatment of breast cancer is evolving due to the increase of diagnoses, both in first responders and other victims. Surgery, either lumpectomy or mastectomy (partial, total, modified radical), is a common starting point of treatment for breast cancer. Surgery may then be followed up by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. New immunotherapy clinical trials for breast cancer patients may offer new weapons to potentially fight breast cancer. The 9/11 first responders’ breast cancer survivors we have met, have all made us strong advocates for the compensation and care of every individual whose life was affected by the attacks.