Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma in 9/11 Victims

Are you suffering from a 9/11 mesothelioma diagnosis after your exposure to the toxic air from the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? Our law firm’s WTC attorneys have been representing claimants in the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) since the very beginning. We have the expertise to get you the maximum VCF payouts available. We have heard countless stories of 9/11 mesothelioma diagnoses and conditions related to 9/11 asbestos exposure and know just how important it is for anyone who is eligible to receive compensation.

Rise in Mesothelioma VCF Cases

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9/11 mesothelioma cases are becoming more common among 9/11 first responders and rescue workers, construction workers stationed at the Ground Zero “pile,” and other members of construction and cleanup crews who were exposed to dust. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of the internal organs (mesothelium). The WTC lawyers at Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have the experience to represent you in all your mesothelioma claims. We will get you the VCF payout you need and deserve.

Correlation Between Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Exposure to asbestos from working or living near the disaster site of 9/11 is a main risk factor that is believed to have caused many mesothelioma cases. Asbestos consists of a group of minerals within microscopic fibers. Because this collection of fibers is resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals, it had been widely used in the construction industry before being banned as a health hazard many years ago. Sadly, the Twin Towers (built in the 1970s) and as a result, Ground Zero, were full of asbestos (400 tons), mixed with burning jet fuel, which is a deadly combination. When tiny asbestos fibers are released into the air (as they were after the attacks), they can be inhaled or swallowed, leading to serious health problems. The 9/11 asbestos was perhaps the deadliest substance ingested and inhaled by first responders and other workers. If you think you were exposed to dust, fumes or asbestos during your time at Ground Zero as a worker or local resident or worker, contact us today. 

 

Diagnosis after After Asbestos Exposure

A “latency period” is the time between being first exposed to a cancer-causing agent (such as Ground Zero dust and toxins) and the diagnosis of a 9/11-related cancer. The minimum “latency period” for cases of mesothelioma under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is 11 years – but is more commonly is as long as 20-to-30 years later. 

Treatment for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma treatments (fully paid for the WTC Health Program) are available and continue to evolve with the increase in mesothelioma cases.

Speak to Our WTC Attorneys

If you have received a 9/11 mesothelioma diagnosis, or are a victim of 9/11 asbestos exposure, contact our law firm to learn more about free lifetime healthcare and VCF payouts you are eligible for. If you or someone you know is suffering from mesothelioma, please call us at 855-982-4636 or fill out a contact form here to speak to our WTC attorneys about your case today. 

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