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9/11/2001 – 17th Anniversary

September 11, 2018

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  I spoke to a woman from Tennessee this morning who came to Ground Zero with her fellow church members on 9/12/2001. She and her church members cooked hot food under the Brooklyn Bridge and brought it to the responders at Ground Zero every day. She stayed for approximately one week volunteering near Ground Zero. Today, she is fighting breast cancer caused by the toxins she breathed in the immediate aftermath of the WTC tragedy.  Her inspiring story about her selfless work after 9/11/2001 is quite common. I hear one almost every day. Americans since 9/11 have really come together […]

Important 9/11 WTC Participation Form Registration Deadlines

September 7, 2018

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IMPORTANT: This upcoming Tuesday, September 11, 2018, several New York State and New York City administrative agencies (such as the FDNY Pension System, NYPD Pension System, New York State Employee Pension System, NYC Employee Pension System and the NY State Workers’ Compensation Board) have STRICT DEADLINES to file ” 9/11 WTC Participation forms ” with the respective agency to protect claimants rights to file for workers’ compensation and/or WTC disability pensions in the future.  Although the 9/11 lawyers at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP do not represent any clients in the filing of these forms, they are very important and […]

Downtown Manhattan Cleaners and 9/11 Breast Cancer

August 30, 2018

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  You are a cleaner in a downtown Manhattan office building on 9/11.  In 2018, you were just diagnosed with 9/11 breast cancer.  Your exact diagnosis is invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), the most common type of breast cancer.  Almost 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas. You are only  51 and your family has no history of cancer. You are very scared for you and your family.  After discussion with your oncologist and surgeon, you choose to have a lumpectomy surgery followed by radiation. Thankfully, surgery and radiation goes well and you are cleared to return to work.  […]

9/11-Related Cancer Takes the Life of Another NYPD Hero

August 17, 2018

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The recent passing of a veteran NYPD cop who rushed to the World Trade Center on September 11th is yet another unwelcome reminder that cancers and other illnesses related to that terrible day continue to take the lives of first responders, recovery workers, and others. Officer Richard Lopez, 52, passed away due to cancer he contracted during his duty assignment at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks. A 20-year NYPD veteran and former Marine, Lopez worked at the World Trade Center site for months after 9/11 engaged in search, rescue, and recovery operations. He left behind a wife and daughter. […]

Lung Cancer Screening Through the WTC Health Program

July 27, 2018

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  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 […]

9/11 Prostate Cancer Victim Compensation Fund Claims Soar

June 26, 2018

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9/11 Prostate cancer caused by the toxic 9/11 dust has been diagnosed in almost 2,000 downtown workers, residents, students, and first responders. This year, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) certified that 1,995 cases of prostate cancer were caused by the dust and other fallout from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That’s a shocking, sad and disturbing number of almost epidemic proportions. In addition, our office is seeing more and more young clients between the ages of 45 – 60 being diagnosed with 9/11 prostate cancer.  One of the most important things Turley, Hansen does when we are retained by […]

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