9/11 Victim Blog

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Overview of 9/11 Uterine Cancer Claims

By Dan Hansen

The WTC Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are close to adding uterine cancer (including endometrial cancer) as a 9/11 presumed condition. If you were present in the WTC area any time on 9/11 or though mid-2002, the law will presume that 9/11 caused uterine cancer and cover you for lifetime healthcare and […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program
Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

By Richard Bernich

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell – Dan Hansen and Troy Rosasco met with 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on a conference call last week as she graciously said goodbye to the 9/11 attorneys she has worked with for almost last six years. Ms. Bhattacharyya shared the following thoughts about the 9/11 lawyers […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation
​Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia

Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia: Now What?

By Austin Hunt

Recently, researchers from New York teamed up with scientists from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct a study to determine if first responders who were present in the Lower Manhattan exposure area on 9/11 or in the months that followed had a higher risk of developing genetic mutations that can lead to blood cancers such as […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
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New Multi-Cancer Screening Tool to Help Detect Cancer Earlier

By Austin Hunt

People in the 9/11 community were exposed to several cancer-causing substances through the toxic dust at Ground Zero. For these patients, a new multi-cancer early detection cancer screening test called Galleri shows promise in finding more types of cancers in earlier stages of development than ever before. Finding and treating cancers early has long been […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
endometrial cancer

The Cost of Adding Endometrial Cancer to WTCHP Covered

By Austin Hunt

This year, doctors will diagnose nearly 67,000 new endometrial (uterine) cancer cases – the fourth most common cancer among women. However, it has been the only reproductive cancer not on theWorld Trade Center Health Program’s (WTCHP) list of covered 9/11-related conditions. A recent unanimous decision by the WTCHP’s Scientific Advisory Committee signaled that endometrial cancer […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers

Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood and Lymphoid Tissue

By Troy Rosasco

Leukemia is the tenth most common cancer in the general public and the ninth most common cancer in the population exposed to the 9/11 toxins. Leukemia results in more than 61,000 new diagnoses a year and more than 23,000 deaths, including almost 1,000 cases that the World Trade Center Health Program certified as related to […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
(/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool - New York City

9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is leaving

By Richard Bernich

9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya will be leaving her position with the US Attorney General’s office at the end of April 2022, after 27 years in federal government service, and nearly six years as the VCF Special Master. She will join Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. As many are […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
MCA-Sedgwick to Replace LHI as Network Administrator

MCA-Sedgwick to Replace LHI as Network Administrator

By Richard Bernich

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTC Health Program) has announced that Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) as the vendor who administers the program’s Nationwide Provider Network (NPN). WTC Health Program Administrator Dr. John Howard, M.D., states that the NPN transition is not immediate, and that program participants should continue […]

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Posted under: NYPD, Survivors
september 11 lawyers new york

100% Funeral Cost Reimbursement Available to Families of 9/11 Cancer Victims

By Richard Bernich

Some of the families you serve could be entitled to full reimbursement for a loved one’s funeral and burial costs up to $20,000 or more, according to Troy Rosasco, a partner at the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firm of Hansen & Rosasco. If the decedent worked in downtown Manhattan any time between 9/11 and […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Survivors, World Trade Center Health Program