Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer in 9/11 Survivors

Non-melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in first responders, cleanup crews, and residents and workers of Lower Manhattan who suffered exposure to the toxins on September 11, 2001 or any time during the many months after the attacks.

The 9/11 WTC lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP have represented many clients with non-melanoma skin cancer and have secured the needed and rightfully deserved 9/11 Fund payouts for many. Our team has represented clients with various conditions on the 9/11 cancer list, securing VCF payments for many individuals and families. 

Our WTC lawyers secured $1.2 million for an NYPD detective first responder who was disabled by metastatic melanoma skin cancer.

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Conditions

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, which is one of the reasons it was added to the 9/11 cancer list of covered conditions. While it is often associated with sun exposure, those who were exposed to the fumes, dust and toxins at or near Ground Zero (anywhere south of Canal Street) are especially at high risk.

Non-melanoma skin cancer (which includes basal and squamous cell) is covered under the Zadroga Act for medical care through the WTC Health Program and 9/11 Fund payouts. Our WTC lawyers have represented many clients with skin cancer in front of the Victim Compensation Fund.

You Were Exposed - We Can Help

If you were exposed to the contaminated air at Ground Zero on 9/11 or any time during the months after the terrorist attacks, and want to know if you are eligible for 9/11 Fund payouts and cash payments, or are interested in having your claim reviewed by our WTC lawyers, please call us at 800-887-7299 or fill out a contact form here. See the full 9/11 cancer list to learn more about conditions and illnesses covered under the WTC Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. 

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