9/11 Victim Blog

New WTCHP Clinic Opens in Lower Manhattan to Help With Backlog of Cases

By Hansen & Rosasco

A huge spike in the number of people seeking evaluations and treatment for 9/11-related health conditions through the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) has prompted the opening of a new clinic in Lower Manhattan. The clinic, which opened in August at 156 William Street, will provide initial health evaluations and screenings for up to […]

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Posted under: 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer

What to Do If a 9/11 Compensation Claimant Dies Before an Award is Made?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Through August 31, 2018, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received over 38,500 claims for eligibility and compensation. With that many claimants, a process that involves a detailed review of applications and supporting evidence, and limited staff to conduct these reviews, a long time can pass before a claim is approved. An even longer […]

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

17 Years Later, Remains of 9/11 Victims Continue to Be Identified

By Hansen & Rosasco

17 years have passed since the horrific events of September 11th, 2001. For those who lost loved ones in and around the Twin Towers that day, the passage of time doesn’t diminish the pain and loss that followed that terrible day. However, some families have experienced some measure of closure because of the hard work […]

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

9/11/2001 – 17th Anniversary

By Hansen & Rosasco

  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. […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Anniversary, 9/11 Cancers

9/11 Cancer Death Claims Growing

By Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Death Claims

Important 9/11 WTC Participation Form Registration Deadlines

By Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, WTC Participation Forms

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

By Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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

Downtown Manhattan Cleaners and 9/11 Breast Cancer

By Hansen & Rosasco

  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 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Breast Cancer
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 […]

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