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By Troy Rosasco

Two federal programs assist individuals who were exposed to toxic dust from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA. One of these programs—the WTC Health Program—provides health care and monitoring for a list of certifiable 9/11-associated diseases, including many types of cancers and respiratory ailments. The […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
Amending Your Application After Your VCF Award

Amending Your Application After Your VCF Award

By Troy Rosasco

If I am certified for a new condition by the WTC Health Program after my award was issued, or if I have a new loss, can I amend my application? Yes. And you should! According to the VCF, you can file an amendment to your claim that adds a new condition or a new loss […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
9/11 Cancer Lawyers

Malignant Neoplasms of the Trachea

By Troy Rosasco

Years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and the wreckage site in Shanksville, PA, researchers noticed a sharp increase in the number of head and neck cancers diagnosed in individuals who lived, worked, or attended school near those locations on 9/11 or during the many months afterward. This […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
The Private Physician Process and How It Affects Individuals Who Died of an Ineligible 9/11 Condition

The Private Physician Process and How It Affects Individuals Who Died of an Ineligible 9/11 Condition

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)  compensates survivors of  deceased persons who suffered from 9/11-related health conditions, and who have since died of those same conditions. The VCF also pays claims pays compensation to individuals who suffer from adverse health conditions resulting from their presence at a 9/11 exposure site, or from working in the […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund
Did 9/11 Exposure Cause My Soft Tissue Cancer?

Did 9/11 Exposure Cause My Soft Tissue Cancer?

By Troy Rosasco

If You Were in the Exposure Zone, You May Qualify for Benefits The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in NYC, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA, resulted in the immediate deaths of thousands of people. Thousands more survived the initial attack or even rushed to the scene of the attack as the terror […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
September 11 Benefits Attorney

How Does 9/11 Cause Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

By Troy Rosasco

Hodgkin’s lymphoma, can be caused by 9/11 toxins. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of lymph cancer that results from a change to the DNA of a lymphocyte, a type of white blood cell. It is one of the covered blood cancers eligible for certification from the WTC Health Program. Once known as Hodgkin’s disease (named […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
9/11 Cancer Attorneys

Does 9/11 Toxic Exposure Cause Stomach Cancer?

By Troy Rosasco

Yes. Stomach Cancer (also known as malignant neoplasm of the stomach) is one of the many conditions linked to 9/11 toxic exposure. If you have this condition and were in the exposure zone in the months after the terrorist attacks, you may qualify for both 9/11 compensation and health benefits that will pay for your […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
911 Lawyers

Is the WTC Health Program Part of the VCF?

By Troy Rosasco

Many victims of the 9/11 attacks and volunteers in the subsequent clean-up efforts face health problems as a result of exposure to toxic dust and materials at the attack sites, including breathing or digestive condition or, in many cases, cancer. The federal government has created two principal programs to provide financial assistance and medical care […]

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Posted under: World Trade Center Health Program