9/11 Victim Blog

9/11 Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening Through the WTC Health Program

By Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, Lung Cancer

9/11 Firefighter’s Recent Death Shows Struggles of PTSD and Struggles With Pension Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

Joe Battista was an FDNY firefighter who worked for months at Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks, and then spent time sifting through debris at the Fresh Kills landfill looking for human remains. This soul-crushing work eventually took its toll. Battista was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as having 9/11-related […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, FDNY

9/11 Suits Against Saudi Arabia

By Hansen & Rosasco

For tens of thousands of victims, survivors, and families who have suffered incomprehensible losses as a result of the September 11th attacks, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) have provided critical compensation and care to help them rebuild their lives. As essential and effective as these two […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

WTC First Responders and Recovery Workers Need to Act NOW to Preserve Their Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to provide compensation and resources to those who have suffered as a result of the September 11th attacks. But for New York first responders, rescue workers, and recovery workers, the VCF is not the only potential source of compensation for 9/11-related illnesses. The conditions caused by 9/11 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

Can I Amend My VCF Claim to Add a New Condition If I’ve Already Received an Award?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Not all 9/11-related illnesses and medical conditions make themselves known at the same time. Years can go by between the diagnosis of one condition and the diagnosis of a separate 9/11 illness or cancer. Additionally, new conditions continue to be certified as 9/11-related and thus eligible for treatment through the World Trade Center Health Program […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Issues Status Report Outlining Progress Made Since Zadroga Act Reauthorization

By Hansen & Rosasco

By law, the Special Master who administers the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) must issue an annual status report outlining the fund’s activities for the previous year. The reports identify progress and any shortcomings in processing claims and awarding compensation to thousands of first-responders, recovery workers and other individuals who have suffered from cancer and […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

Daily News Joins Chorus of Voices Urging Federal Agencies and NY Pension Boards to Get Their Acts Together for 9/11 Victims

By Hansen & Rosasco

On the heels of an increasing number of stories about 9/11 victims being denied compensation, benefits, or care for conditions that have already been certified as 9/11-related, the New York Daily News published an editorial urging certain federal agencies and New York City pension authorities to clear roadblocks which they have placed in the way […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

WTC Health Program Expands on Long Island

By Hansen & Rosasco

If you live on Long Island and are a member of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), the treatments, resources, and facilities available to you have significantly expanded and improved. Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program in Commack In November 2017, a new WTCHP Clinical Center of Excellence opened in Commack. The center is part […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Rejected As a WTC-Related Health Condition

By Hansen & Rosasco

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides cost-free medical monitoring and treatment for individuals who have suffered physical injuries arising out of or related to the September 11th attacks. However, only those injuries and conditions contained on the WTCHP’s list of “WTC-Related Physical Health Conditions” qualify for benefits under the program. That list can […]

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Posted under: Uncategorized