9/11 Victim Blog

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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

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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How do I prove that I was in the “NYC Exposure Zone” in Downtown Manhattan (south of Canal Street) to be eligible for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Now, 19 years since September 11, 2001, the most difficult hurdle to overcome is to prove eligibility for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). You must have proof to support the strict evidence requirements that you were in the “NYC Exposure Zone.” This strict evidence is officially known as “Proof of Presence.” Overcoming difficulties in obtaining […]

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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

What Was in the Dust from the World Trade Center?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The answer is the carcinogen asbestos. Exposure to asbestos causes the deadly cancer mesothelioma. In a Scientific American article, David Biello pointed out that burning plastic and asbestos released countless dioxins into the air upon the destruction of the Twin Towers. Ironically, the purpose of using asbestos in the construction of these structures was to […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

9/11 VCF Names New Director of Communications and External Affairs

By Hansen & Rosasco

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund named Anthony Gardner as Director of Communications and External Affairs. This is a new position which was created after the passage of the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11 Victim Compensation Act.” “Anthony’s depth of knowledge and his relationships within the 9/11 community, along […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund

HANSEN & ROSASCO, LLP

By Hansen & Rosasco

Attention Clients We – Daniel J. Hansen and Troy G. Rosasco – are pleased to announce the opening of our new 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Law Firm: Hansen & Rosasco, LLP.  The new name reflects the growth of our firm to meet the ever-increasing needs of the 9/11 community of first responders and Downtown NYC […]

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