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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Lung Cancer Screening Through the WTC Health Program

July 27, 2018

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

  9/11 Lung Cancer screening is available through the World Trade Center Health Program for first responders, lower Manhattan residents and lower Manhattan workers.  This also includes screening for the numerous kinds of cancers that researchers have linked to exposure to the toxic cloud of dust and debris that lingered over and around Ground Zero after the attacks. The WTCHP covers diagnostic services, including blood work, imaging studies, biopsies, and specialty consults that a WTCHP doctor needs to determine if you have a cancer that is covered by the program. 9/11 Lung cancer is one of those cancers. Early diagnosis… READ ARTICLE

9/11 Firefighter’s Recent Death Shows Struggles of PTSD and Struggles With Pension Benefits

July 13, 2018

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

Joe Battista was an FDNY firefighter who worked for months at Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks, and then spent time sifting through debris at the Fresh Kills landfill looking for human remains. This soul-crushing work eventually took its toll. Battista was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as having 9/11-related lung problems and acid reflux disease. But he also was certified by the WTCHP and numerous doctors as having severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and insomnia related to his post-9/11 work. He spent time in and out of mental hospitals, became estranged from his wife… READ ARTICLE