9/11 Cancers

What Are the Lingering Health Effects of 9/11?

What Are the Lingering Health Effects of 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

​In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the health impact on the first responders and the hundreds of thousands of downtown area workers, residents and others was both immediate and far-reaching, often not felt until many years later. This post explains some lingering and newly diagnosed health effects of 9/11, such as many types of […]

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What Are Some Health Issues from 9/11?

What Are Some Health Issues from 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

 Respiratory and Digestive Issues The “World Trade Center cough” was one of the first signs of exposure incurred at Ground Zero and the surrounding area. Doctors initially recognized the cough within the first six months after the attacks among members of FDNY and other responders who worked on rescue and recovery efforts at the debris […]

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9/11-Related Eye and Orbit Cancer

9/11-Related Eye and Orbit Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

Two decades after the collapse of the World Trade Center spread a toxic dust plume of pulverized concrete, jet fuel, burning plastics, asbestos, heavy metals, and many other toxic and carcinogenic substances, over 100,000 people  have developed severe health problems linked to 9/11 toxic dust. Many of them – the first responders and downton workers, […]

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What Type of Cancer Is Caused by 9/11?

What Type of Cancer Is Caused by 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

500,000 people who worked, lived, went to school, and responded to the 9/11 disaster were exposed to the toxic mix of substances contained in the WTC dust plume that enveloped Lower Manhattan from 9/11 though mid-summer 2002. In the 20+ years since, over 100,000 have gotten sick with 9/11-related conditions, including many types of cancer. […]

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How Do I Check My VCF Claim Status?

How Do I Check My VCF Claim Status?

By Troy Rosasco

Individuals who have suffered a 9/11-related cancer or other illness can seek compensation for the expenses and impacts of their illness through the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund offers compensation for pain and suffering plus any economic losses such as wage/income loss resulting from the claimant’s inability to work due to […]

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Compensation Available for Families of Deceased 9/11 Victims

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, thousands of first responders and volunteers worked tirelessly on the rescue, recovery, and cleanup operations at Ground Zero in New York City, and tens of thousands of individuals lived, worked, or attended school in the […]

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uterine cancer claim

​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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Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

By Troy Rosasco

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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​Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia

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

By Troy Rosasco

​Diagnosed with 9/11-Related Leukemia: Now What? 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 […]

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