9/11 Cancers

9/11 WTC Fund Awards for Skin Cancer

By Hansen & Rosasco

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common 9/11-related cancer treated at the WTCHP Clinical Centers of Excellence. The WTC attorneys at Turley Hansen have represented numerous clients with non-melanoma skin cancer before the WTC Victim Compensation Fund. Should you have questions about medical care or an award for Non-melanoma skin cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Skin Cancer, FDNY WTC Health Program, Illnesses Covered, Skin Cancer, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program, World Trade Center Health Program

What 9/11 Victims Need to Know About Suing Saudi Arabia under JASTA

By Hansen & Rosasco

Let’s be clear! At this point no 9/11 lawyer can tell you with any certainty that you have a good case against Saudi Arabia under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which was passed by Congress last week. No lawyer- no law firm – period! End of story.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 JASTA, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, FDNY, First Responders, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, NYPD

9/11 Responders and Residents Exposed to WTC Dust 15 Times More Likely to Develop Neuropathy

By Hansen & Rosasco

Peripheral Neuropathy Affecting 9/11 Survivors A new study published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concludes the exposure to World Trade Center (WTC) dust after 9/11 is associated with “neuropathic symptoms”.  The new  research, conducted by Marc Wilkenfeld, MD and associates from Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Neuropathy, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!

By Hansen & Rosasco

So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Volunteers, First Responders, How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, NYPD, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

New House Speaker Paul Ryan Needs to Lead on Zadroga 9/11 Extension Bill

By Hansen & Rosasco

Our new House Speaker Paul Ryan has the power persuade his House leadership to do the right thing on the 9/11 Zadroga Act extension. The rank and file are already on board. He must reject newly introduced anti-majoritarian bills on this moral issue.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Prostate Cancer, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility, Zadroga Act Extension

9/11 Cancers Among First Responders

By Hansen & Rosasco

n mid-September, former deputy chief of public safety for the City University of New York died of brain cancer related to 9/11. John P. McKee spent three days straight following 9/11 at the site of the Twin Towers collapse, dealing with City University issues.

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Posted under: 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Pope Francis Prays for Victims and Responders at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

By Hansen & Rosasco

“So here he [the Pope] comes now to Ground Zero and I’m sure he will once again strongly, strongly condemn those who somehow feel it is their mission, it is somehow part of their perverse ideology to destroy us.”

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Volunteers, Brain Cancer, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Prostate Cancer, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Illnesses Effect Residents in all 50 States – Not Just New York

By Hansen & Rosasco

Sadly, more than 1,800 first responders and victims have died because of 9/11 related diseases. It is estimated that in the end, the number of people who die because of diseases related to working at ground zero will greatly surpass the victims of the attacks that day. Many of these first responders have since left New York and are now living scattered all throughout the United States. As the years passed by, many have developed coughs and other worrisome symptoms. They have been diagnosed with diseases, cancers, and non-curable illnesses – and many are unaware that this is directly attributed to the work they did on 9/11.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program

Mesothelioma among First Responders and Survivors of 9/11

By Hansen & Rosasco

Most cases of mesothelioma in the United States occur after a person has experienced a lengthy period of exposure to asbestos. The extremely high concentrations of asbestos on 9/11 experienced by thousands, could significantly increase the incidence of mesothelioma among first responders and survivors.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

We Shall Never Forget 9/11. Now – Remember and Protect the Heroes

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many of us are now fighting to have Congress Extend the James Zadroga Act of 2010 which provides these benefits. While we all remember 9/11 and mourn the loss of loved ones in our own way, we at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco ask that, no matter where you live, that you click on this link to ask your Congressman to support future health benefits for the hero first responders of 9/11. It will only take a minute, but it may save a 9/11 hero’s life.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Prostate Cancer, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility