$1,106,564 for a Local 32-BJ Cleaner
$1,106,564 for a Local 32-BJ cleaner disabled by stage IV brain cancer and breast cancer that required multiple surgeries, extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Hansen & Rosasco also coordinated and won Social Security Disability benefits for our client.
Some of the forgotten heroes of 9/11 are the people who put lower Manhattan office buildings back together to get the the world’s financial markets and other businesses up and going.
Our client was a cleaning woman who worked in World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11. She was stuck on an upper floor in Building 7 for over 24 hours. Without any breathing protection, she inhaled dust and toxic fumes in the building while awaiting rescue.
Unbelievably, she went home, showered and returned the next day – with many co-workers- to begin cleaning up to three inches of dust off all the surfaces , windows, carpets and walls. Like many 9/11 heroes, she was never given the proper breathing protection by her employer. Never-the-less, she continued to get the job done. What a fantastic work ethic she and her co-workers showed in the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks!
Unfortunately, our client developed 9/11 related Stage 4 brain cancer and breast cancer a few years ago. She underwent multiple surgeries, extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Thankfully, she is still alive. Hansen & Rosasco was able to obtain a $1,106,664 award for her from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
In addition, her 9/11 cancers left her permanently disabled. Our client was in her early 50’s and had a long and steady work history. Hansen & Rosasco coordinated her 9/11 Fund claim with a Social Security disability claim. We won her Social Security claim and she now receives a pension from Social Security for life, many years before her regular Social Security disability retirement age.
Hansen & Rosasco is the only major 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firm that can represent you and coordinate all your claims for your 9/11 illnesses, including workers’ compensation and Social Security disability.