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Category: 9/11 Cancers

New Link Found Between World Trade Center Dust and 9/11 Prostate Cancer Cases

July 2, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Prostate Cancer

The World Trade Center Dust Cloud Many remember the dark dust cloud that covered New York City after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. For first responders, commuters and anyone who worked in Downtown Manhattan, it was overwhelming as everyone tried to escape the congestion, chaos and fumes. For viewers far away, it was horrific to see the city skyline covered by this dark cloud. The effects of the World Trade Center dust are still afflicting many others today with various 9/11 cancers and other illnesses. Our VCF lawyers know just how impactful this toxic cloud was for many first… READ ARTICLE

Jon Stewart’s Plea for 9/11 First Responders

June 12, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

Jon Stewart spoke on behalf of all first responders and 9/11 victims in front of Congress and America, fighting for the future of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. VCF payouts are given to first responders and other 9/11 victims suffering from 9/11 cancers and illnesses. Having a 9/11 lawyer can help you reach a VCF settlement for your 9/11 claims.

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