9/11 Victim Blog

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The Year of the WTC Survivor

By Hansen & Rosasco

  When a WTC-related death among fellow FDNY firefighters follows another death in quick succession, the sense of loss is all the more devastating. For those who were stricken with a terminal illness related to the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks during and after September 11, 2001, this sense of loss was magnified three-fold earlier this […]

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New Reduced Award Letters Issued by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for First Responders and 9/11 Victims at Ground Zero

By Hansen & Rosasco

  The 9/11 award determinations that have been cut by 50% due to “insufficient funding,” as announced by Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on February 15, 2019, are now being received by our angry and disappointed clients. One of our hero clients, a 9/11 first responder with prostate cancer (14,800), received an award notice last week […]

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The Sad and Ongoing Ripple Effects of 9/11

By Hansen & Rosasco

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 is never-ending, and the effects of 9/11 are still experienced by many. In addition to the lives lost in the horrific attacks on that day, the risk of sickness and death continue to follow first responders, policemen, firemen, and in fact anyone who either worked, lived, or routinely visited […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
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Understanding the Connection Between 9/11 and Sarcoidosis

By Hansen & Rosasco

  When the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) collapsed on September 11, 2001, 24,000 gallons of jet fuel burned fires on the pile for almost 100 days. The debris and dust in the air around Ground Zero contained over 2,500 contaminants that never should have been inhaled. Those contaminants contained glass, mercury, […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Lung Cancer
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Is There a Deadline to File a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Is there a deadline to file a claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)? Yes. All claims must be fully submitted to the VCF prior to December 18, 2020 – but you should consider filing sooner. The $7 billion fund dedicated to providing financial compensation is running dangerously low. In fact, Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special […]

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How Do I Identify Skin Cancer?

By Hansen & Rosasco

  Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers among survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks, as well as Downtown New York City residents, workers, and students who were present in the area the day of and thereafter. That’s why if you lived, worked, or spent time in Lower Manhattan between September […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Skin Cancer
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What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

While the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, are 17 years behind us, the damage continues to ripple through the lives of first responders and innocent bystanders who found themselves in the vicinity of the World Trade Center (WTC) on that day – as well as the weeks and months thereafter. This led the federal […]

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What’s the Difference Between the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The unprecedented nature of the September 11th attacks resulted in unprecedented efforts to help the tens of thousands of individuals whose lives were upended on that horrible day and in the months and years that followed. The federal government established several programs specifically designed to provide resources, compensation, health care, and other assistance to survivors, […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer