9/11 Victim Blog

9/11 and Breast Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

There is an epidemic of breast cancer in the downtown NYC population because of 9/11. When the Twin Towers collapsed, they exposed thousands of residents to a toxic cloud of more than 2,500 known contaminants. These contaminants included asbestos, glass, silica, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and concrete dust. In the weeks and months after the […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Breast Cancer

How to Apply for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

By Troy Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act created the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to help first responders, New York survivors, and families who suffered from illness and harm after the terrorist attacks. When the World Trade Center towers fell, they released more than 2,500 contaminants and toxins into the air. This toxic dust cloud […]

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What is Causing the Increased Detection Rate of 9/11-Related Thyroid Cancer?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Medical surveillance – and not the increase of thyroid cancer itself – has been found to be the primary reason for the increased detection rate of 9/11-related thyroid cancer diagnoses among World Trade Center-exposed male firefighters, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. So, what does this mean? Simply stated, […]

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Posted under: 9/11 First Responders, 9/11 News, 9/11 NYPD, 9/11 Survivors, 9/11 Volunteers, FDNY WTC Health Program, First Responders, NYPD, Thyroid Cancer
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What Are “Covered” 9/11-Related Illnesses?

By Hansen & Rosasco

If you were a worker, resident, first responder or student who was present in the 9/11 NYC “Exposure Zone” area of Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 or the months that followed, and have been diagnosed with cancer since then, there’s a chance your illness may be directly related to the toxic air from the […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Survivors, 9/11 Victim Compensation, FAQs, Illnesses Covered, WTC Victim Fund
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What Medical Conditions Does the World Trade Center Health Program Cover?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program covers a host of 9/11-related illnesses and provides medical and mental health services at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements for the Program. What is covered? The WTC Health Program covers the costs associated with the monitoring and treatment services of adverse health conditions, including cancer, […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, World Trade Center Health Program, WTC Victim Fund
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Proving Eligibility for Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

It has been nearly 20 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Since that fatal day, over a hundred thousand volunteers, responders, and survivors have found themselves diagnosed with a variety of long-term chronic illnesses, cancers, and respiratory conditions. To help these individuals, Congress opened the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund is […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 Victim Compensation, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, Proof of Presence, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility, Zadroga Act Compensation
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COVID-19 Puts 9/11 Community at Heightened Risk for Severe Life-Threatening Illness

By Hansen & Rosasco

COVID-19 coronavirus deaths in New York have now passed 14,000 as of April 20, 2020. This horrific number is more than the deaths on 9/11 itself and 9/11-related deaths to date – combined. It is likely that COVID-19 deaths will permanently eclipse 9/11 deaths to date and future related deaths. This is yet another tragedy […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Prostate Cancer, 9/11 Survivors, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, COVID-19, Leukemia, Lung Cancer
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Health Benefits for 9/11 Survivors During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Hansen & Rosasco

Health Benefits for 9/11 Survivors During the Coronavirus Crisis The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program fully recognizes the danger that the COVID-19 poses to 9/11 first responders and survivors – the Downtown NYC workers, residents, and students, among others.  In spite of the difficulties brought on by COVID-19, the WTC Health Program continues its […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Health Watch, 9/11 Survivors, COVID-19, The Victims' Compensation Fund