9/11 Victim Blog

9/11/2001 – 17th Anniversary

September 11, 2018

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  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

9/11 Cancer Death Claims Growing

September 10, 2018

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There is a disturbing front page story in today’s issue of the New York Daily News, “9/11 Fund Death Spiral – Toxin Ills Explode as Vic’s Aid Evaporates” .  According to this article, there are so many people filing 9/11 cancer death claims and claims for other illnesses that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) could run out of money before everyone is helped.  The Special Master of the VCF, Rupa Bhattacharyya, would not confirm that the fund is running out of money. But one well know 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Advocate stated that: “I’m pretty confident that they will run out… READ ARTICLE

Important 9/11 WTC Participation Form Registration Deadlines

September 7, 2018

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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

Health Care Services Company Expands Its Role in the World Trade Center Health Program

August 31, 2018

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A large health care services company that has been providing nationwide health evaluations, monitoring exams, diagnostic services, and treatment for survivors of the 9/11 attacks through the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) recently announced an expansion of its role in this vital, life-saving program. OptumServe’s Logistics Health Inc. was issued a two-year contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to provide screenings and care for those with 9/11-related illnesses who reside within the New York metropolitan area. The company had previously been providing services elsewhere throughout the country… READ ARTICLE

Downtown Manhattan Cleaners and 9/11 Breast Cancer

August 30, 2018

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  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

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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