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The Cost of Adding Endometrial Cancer to WTCHP Covered

By Austin Hunt

This year, doctors will diagnose nearly 67,000 new endometrial (uterine) cancer cases – the fourth most common cancer among women. However, it has been the only reproductive cancer not on theWorld Trade Center Health Program’s (WTCHP) list of covered 9/11-related conditions. A recent unanimous decision by the WTCHP’s Scientific Advisory Committee signaled that endometrial cancer […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers

Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood and Lymphoid Tissue

By Troy Rosasco

Leukemia is the tenth most common cancer in the general public and the ninth most common cancer in the population exposed to the 9/11 toxins. Leukemia results in more than 61,000 new diagnoses a year and more than 23,000 deaths, including almost 1,000 cases that the World Trade Center Health Program certified as related to […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
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9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is leaving

By Richard Bernich

9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya will be leaving her position with the US Attorney General’s office at the end of April 2022, after 27 years in federal government service, and nearly six years as the VCF Special Master. She will join Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. As many are […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
MCA-Sedgwick to Replace LHI as Network Administrator

MCA-Sedgwick to Replace LHI as Network Administrator

By Richard Bernich

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTC Health Program) has announced that Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) as the vendor who administers the program’s Nationwide Provider Network (NPN). WTC Health Program Administrator Dr. John Howard, M.D., states that the NPN transition is not immediate, and that program participants should continue […]

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Posted under: NYPD, Survivors
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100% Funeral Cost Reimbursement Available to Families of 9/11 Cancer Victims

By Richard Bernich

Some of the families you serve could be entitled to full reimbursement for a loved one’s funeral and burial costs up to $20,000 or more, according to Troy Rosasco, a partner at the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firm of Hansen & Rosasco. If the decedent worked in downtown Manhattan any time between 9/11 and […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Survivors, World Trade Center Health Program
Role of the 9/11 Fund Special Master

What Is the Role of the 9/11 Fund Special Master?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Anyone familiar with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has likely heard mention of the  9/11 Fund’s Special Master. But fewer understand the role of the Special Master. In this blog, we explore the function served by the VCF Special Master in administering the VCF and supporting the individuals and families who receive benefits […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund

Victim Impact Statements: How Can You Maximize Your Claim?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) doesn’t only provide compensation for wage loss suffered by those who incurred a 9/11-related illness as a result of their exposure to the toxins at the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack sites. It also provides compensation for the severity of a 9/11 illness and the  impact that the […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
9/11 Injuries

What 9/11 Injuries Can a Lawyer Help Me to Cover?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many people know that federal benefits programs exist for the responders and survivors of the terror attacks on 9/11, who are now suffering from illnesses caused by their exposure to the toxic dust at the attack sites. Less well-known, however, is that these programs also provide benefits for people who suffered physical injuries as a […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payouts

By Hansen & Rosasco

In August 2021, administrators of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued a Special Report coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks. They reported that the Fund had given awards to over 40,000 people 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payouts totaling more than $8.95 billion, in the ten years since Congress had reauthorized […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund

What Is the 9/11 Cancer Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The Victim Compensation Fund provides financial benefits to individuals afflicted with illnesses related to exposure to the toxic dust plume at and around Ground Zero. If you were exposed to toxic materials at Ground Zero on 9/11 or in the months that followed (anybody who was present south of Canal Street between 9/11 and May […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers