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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
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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
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Help for 9/11 Survivors Exposed to Toxins in Lower Manhattan

By Hansen & Rosasco

Marcy Borders stood amid the World Trade Center collapse on Sept. 11, 2001, covered with Ground Zero dust, inhaling the toxic fumes spewing from the crash site. Her photo leaves an indelible mark in the minds of all Americans when they remember September 11, 2001. That moment is forever frozen in time because of a […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Survivors
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Students of Lower Manhattan | 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility

By Hansen & Rosasco

Tens of thousands of students in Lower Manhattan breathed in 9/11 dust and experienced high levels of asbestos exposure which was released into the air by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One week after the attacks, students at the Downtown NYC schools — including 28 NYC public schools, the Borough of Manhattan Community […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Survivors

Do You Have to be a First Responder to have a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 First Responders, 9/11 Survivors, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is considered an eligible "Survivor" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program