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9/11 Lung Cancer

Different Types of Lung Conditions Caused by 9/11

By Troy Rosasco

On September 11, 2001, a plume of toxic dust blanketed Lower Manhattan after a terrorist attack collapsed the World Trade Center towers. It exposed thousands of people to those toxins, including first responders; rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers; residents of the area; and people who worked, attended school, or happened to be in the area […]

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Posted under: Lung Cancer
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What Is the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010?

By Troy Rosasco

In 2010, following a bipartisan effort that lasted for several years, Congress approved the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The Act consolidated existing health care and medical monitoring programs into a new program known as the World Trade Center Health Program. It also reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) with new […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, Lung Cancer, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility
Nationwide Health Program Network - Apply with the help of an Attorney

What Is the Nationwide Health Program Network?

By Troy Rosasco

The World Trade Center Health Program-also known as WTC Health Program or WTCHP – also created several Clinical Centers of Excellence to serve responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center who live in New York City. However, the 9/11 Ground Zero responders and survivors enrolled in the program live […]

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Posted under: World Trade Center Health Program
Health Effects from Exposure to 9/11 Dust

Health Effects From Exposure To 9/11 Dust

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA, on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, many more survivors and first responders died in the two decades since 9/11, and others are just now contracting serious, life-altering medical conditions from the toxic exposure. Below learn about the […]

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program
Can I Recoup Medical Expenses That I Paid Because of My 9/11-Related Condition?

Can I Recoup Medical Expenses That I Paid Because of My 9/11-Related Condition?

By Troy Rosasco

You may already know that the WTC Health Program provides cost-free medical care and monitoring services to eligible members of the WTC Health Program. You probably also already know that you can receive compensation for the expenses and impacts of your illness, such as lost earnings. However, what you might not know is that you […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, World Trade Center Health Program
Even Among Firefighters, 9/11 Responders See Increased Cancer Risk

Even Among Firefighters, 9/11 Responders See Increased Cancer Risk

By Troy Rosasco

Even Among Firefighters, 9/11 Responders See Increased Cancer Risk. After all, they routinely encounter toxic smoke containing plastics, carbon monoxide, cyanide, hydrogen chloride, benzene, and more. However, a recent study conducted by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) reveals that not only do the firefighters and EMTs who responded to the World Trade Center […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
9/11 Families Continue to Demand Answers About Saudi Connection

9/11 Families Continue to Demand Answers About Saudi Connection

By Troy Rosasco

9/11 Families Continue to Demand Answers About Saudi Connection. There has long been a belief that Saudi government officials were not only aware that the attack was being planned but that they provided critical support to the first hijackers who arrived in the U.S. Attorneys for family members of victims have poured over newly released […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
Study Finds Prostate Cancer Occurred Early in WTC Responders

Study Finds Prostate Cancer Occurred Early in WTC Responders

By Troy Rosasco

Do the cancers experienced by 9/11 responders and survivors present differently than in individuals who acquired the same cancer through a different cause? Study Finds Prostate Cancer Occurred Early in WTC Responders. Researchers studying 9/11-related prostate cancer have found not only an increased risk of the condition among this group when compared to the general […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers