9/11 Victim Blog

Yearly Archives: 2019

Understanding the Connection Between 9/11 and Sarcoidosis

February 4, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

When the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) collapsed on September 11, 2001, 24,000 gallons of jet fuel burned fires on the pile for almost 100 days. The debris and dust in the air around Ground Zero contained over 2,500 contaminants that never should have been inhaled. Those contaminants contained glass, mercury, lead, concrete dust, carpet fibers, pulverized fiberglass, and even asbestos. During the rescue mission, recovery workers and cleanup teams were exposed to high levels of these toxins. In addition, civilians and families working in Lower Manhattan were also exposed to the toxic dust cloud for many… READ ARTICLE

Is There a Deadline to File a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

January 14, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

Is there a deadline to file a claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)? Yes. All claims must be fully submitted to the VCF prior to December 18, 2020 – but you should consider filing sooner. The $7 billion fund dedicated to providing financial compensation is running dangerously low. In fact, Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master for the VCF, recently warned that the amount of remaining money might not be enough to cover all filed claims.  Who Qualifies? Those who may qualify include 9/11 first responders (at Ground Zero, The Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania), workers, students, and residents of Lower… READ ARTICLE