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Category: 9/11 Cancers

The Sad and Ongoing Ripple Effects of 9/11

April 8, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 is never-ending, and the effects of 9/11 are still experienced by many. In addition to the lives lost in the horrific attacks on that day, the risk of sickness and death continue to follow first responders, policemen, firemen, and in fact anyone who either worked, lived, or routinely visited the vicinity of Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and for several months after. The law firm of Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP knows all too well. What follows is a list and brief description of different 9/11 cancers that many people were afflicted with as a… READ ARTICLE

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

9/11/2001 – 17th Anniversary

September 11, 2018

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Anniversary

  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… READ ARTICLE

Important 9/11 WTC Participation Form Registration Deadlines

September 7, 2018

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

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… READ ARTICLE

Downtown Manhattan Cleaners and 9/11 Breast Cancer

August 30, 2018

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

  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. … READ ARTICLE

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

August 17, 2018

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

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…. READ ARTICLE