9/11 Victim Blog

9/11 Firefighter’s Recent Death Shows Struggles of PTSD and Struggles With Pension Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

Joe Battista was an FDNY firefighter who worked for months at Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks, and then spent time sifting through debris at the Fresh Kills landfill looking for human remains. This soul-crushing work eventually took its toll. Battista was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as having 9/11-related […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, FDNY

9/11 Prostate Cancer Victim Compensation Fund Claims Soar

By Hansen & Rosasco

9/11 Prostate cancer caused by the toxic 9/11 dust has been diagnosed in almost 2,000 downtown workers, residents, students, and first responders. This year, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) certified that 1,995 cases of prostate cancer were caused by the dust and other fallout from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That’s a shocking, sad […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Prostate Cancer

Trump Administration Standing by Much-Criticized Plans to Change WTC Health Program

By Hansen & Rosasco

Despite scathing bipartisan criticism and serious concerns expressed by lawmakers, celebrities and 9/11 first responders, the Trump Administration has refused to modify its plans to change how the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) is managed and funded. These plans threaten a well-run and effective program which has provided and continues to provide vital, cost-free […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

New Study Attempts to Estimate Future Cancer Cases in WTC First Responders

By Hansen & Rosasco

As we recently discussed, two new reports have added to the scientific and medical consensus that firefighters and other first responders who worked at the World Trade Center site on and after the 9/11 attacks were exposed to unprecedented environmental toxins and, as a result, have increased risks of many types of cancer. Thousands of […]

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Posted under: 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer

WTC Health Program Diagnosing More Breast Cancers

By Hansen & Rosasco

The air polluted with toxins by the 9/11 terrorist attacks in lower Manhattan has caused breast cancer in hundreds of downtown workers, downtown residents and first-responders. This tragedy, now about 17 years after the attacks, is getting worse. New cases of 9/11-caused breast cancer are being diagnosed by the doctors at the World Trade Center […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Breast Cancer

U.S. Was at War With al-Qaida Before 9/11 Military Judge Rules, Allowing Trial Against Alleged Plotter to Proceed

By Hansen & Rosasco

Programs established in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks – including the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program – have provided much needed financial and medical help to those who suffered because of the events of that tragic day. As effective and essential as these programs have been, one […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

New Studies Show Increased Cancer Risk for Firefighters Who Responded to World Trade Center Attacks

By Hansen & Rosasco

Few groups have suffered from the long-term effects of the 9/11 attacks more than firefighters and other first responders who rushed to Ground Zero in the minutes, hours, and days after the first plane hit. Since that horrible day, scores of illnesses and cancers in firefighters, recovery workers, and residents of Lower Manhattan have been […]

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

Skin Cancers Most Common 9/11 Related Cancers

By Hansen & Rosasco

9/11 related skin cancer is, by far, the  most common type of cancer suffered by downtown  New York City residents, workers, and students who were present in lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 attacks. This exposed population suffers from many types of skin cancers, including non-melanoma (malignant neoplasms) skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Skin Cancer, Blogroll

9/11 Suits Against Saudi Arabia

By Hansen & Rosasco

For tens of thousands of victims, survivors, and families who have suffered incomprehensible losses as a result of the September 11th attacks, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) have provided critical compensation and care to help them rebuild their lives. As essential and effective as these two […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

WTC First Responders and Recovery Workers Need to Act NOW to Preserve Their Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to provide compensation and resources to those who have suffered as a result of the September 11th attacks. But for New York first responders, rescue workers, and recovery workers, the VCF is not the only potential source of compensation for 9/11-related illnesses. The conditions caused by 9/11 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, First Responders