9/11 Victim Blog

9/11 and Malignant Neoplasm of Heart, Mediastinum, and Pleura

By Troy Rosasco

It was one of the most memorable images from the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan in the hours and days after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001: People covered in dust. Unfortunately, the dust contained hundreds of toxins, such as cement, gypsum, asbestos, glass fibers, calcium carbonate, lead, and other metal particles. Over […]

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9/11-Related Eye and Orbit Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

While almost 3,000 lives were lost on the day of the 9/11 attacks, that devastating number has, sadly, increased over the past 20-years, including with thousands of cases of 9/11-caused cancer. The first responders and the downtown residents and area workers were all exposed to the same toxic mess that hung in the air for […]

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9/11-Related Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

Skin cancer (non-melanoma) is the most common cancers suffered by responders and survivors (residents, workers, students, and others) who were present in lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the many months after. In the years following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, many first responders, cleanup crews, and individuals who lived, worked, or attended […]

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Can I Pursue a Claim With Both the VCF and the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund?

By Troy Rosasco

Both the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (also known as the VSST or USVSST Fund) compensate victims of terrorist attacks, including the 9/11 attacks. As the victim of such an attack, including the surviving dependents of individuals who lost their lives due to the terrorist […]

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Requesting Your Medical Records from Mt. Sinai Hospital or Health Care Provider for your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claim 

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund requires that copies of medical records be obtained by the claimant and submitted in many instances. Records are often helpful to prove a disability from employment, the need to hire household or other at-home help to support a claim for payment of replacement services, or for an enhanced or […]

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9/11 Survivor Attorneys

Doreen and Paul

By Troy Rosasco

Doreen was uneasy about going back to her office at One Liberty Plaza in Downtown Manhattan after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Her office, across from where One World Trade Center once stood, was reopened a few months after 9/11. Ground Zero was still smoldering and she had lingering thoughts about how safe it was […]

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9/11-Related Thyroid Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

9/11 caused thyroid cancer in over one thousand first responders and downtown NYC residents, workers, students, and others. In the most recent report, the World Trade Center Health Program certified 534 cases of thyroid cases in first responders and 533 cases in lower Manhattan residents, workers, and students — all linked to the toxic 9/11 […]

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Compensation for 9/11-Related Rare Cancers

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 toxic dust is the known cause of rare cancers including pancreatic anal, testicular, stomach, tongue, intestinal, laryngeal, and many other types of rare cancers. These cancers, along with many others, are by definition rare (occurring in fewer than 15 out of 100,000), but have been and still are diagnosed all too often in […]

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How to Add an Attorney on Your Claim

By Troy Rosasco

It is fairly common to add an attorney to your September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claim after you may have taken the simple first step of registration. Perhaps you started to file your claim on your own, only to discover that having an attorney on your side would make it much easier to navigate […]

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