9/11 Victim Blog

September 11th and Lung Cancer – Malignant Neoplasm of Bronchus and Lung

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 dust caused lung cancer in countless first responders, downtown workers, residents, and other people exposed in lower Manhattan on 9/11 and during the many months after. Lung and other cancers in the 9/11 exposed population are linked to the exposure to many carcinogenic agents near the WTC, including arsenic, asbestos, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, […]

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Registering Your Claim With the VCF, Meeting Deadlines, and More

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has at least two different important deadlines: The first deadline is two years to register a claim with the VCF, and a second much farther off deadline (the year 2090) for when the claim must be completed and filed. Importantly, registration of a claim is not the same […]

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Out-of-State Responders

By Troy Rosasco

VCF Awards and Medical Care for Out-of-State Responders On September 11, 2001, right after the World Trade Center towers were hit and collapsed, thousands of local NYC men and women first responders rushed to the scene to help. Within just hours, many individuals and groups of out-of-state responders and volunteers quickly made their way to […]

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Downtown Manhattan Workers

9/11 Benefits for Wall Street and Other Financial Workers in Downtown Manhattan

By Troy Rosasco

If you worked in the NYC “Exposure Zone” (most of lower Manhattan) during or after 9/11, you are likely eligible to receive FREE 9/11-related lifetime healthcare, and a lifetime of medical monitoring plus tax-free financial compensation. Workers who were in downtown New York City any time from 9/11 to May 30, 2002 and who got […]

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September 11 Cleanup Workers’ Cancer Claims

By Troy Rosasco

After September 11, 2001, more than 91,000 rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers worked at the Ground Zero Crash Site Area in the days, weeks, and months following the attacks helping New York recover. They cleaned up debris, hauled away the trash, and wiped down dust-covered surfaces across town. They did so to help the City […]

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9/11 Volunteers Who Have Fallen Ill

By Troy Rosasco

Seeking Compensation and Care for 9/11 Volunteers The attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, led to a massive nationwide response, with volunteers pouring into the area to deliver much-needed aid and assistance at Ground Zero. Volunteers included: 39,000 Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers. Firefighters, including 375 volunteer fire departments and over 3,000 volunteer […]

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I Submitted My VCF Claim. What Happens Next?

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) is one of the federally-funded programs that is created to help those who were at one of the sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during or shortly after the attacks and are now suffering conditions associated with exposure to toxic dust there. The VCF provides compensation for economic […]

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What Happens If a Victim Passes Away After Filing a VCF Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

A tragic trend that is becoming more and more common is that a 9/11responder or survivor (an area resident, worker, or student) dies before their September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is decided. At this point, the family of the 9/11 victim needs answers to many questions: Does the 9/11 VCF claim continue? Is the […]

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9/11 Lawyer

Do I Need to Have My Condition(s) Certified With the WTC Health Program Before I Can Register with the VCF?

By Troy Rosasco

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) is completely separate from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The WTCHP makes the medical decision following the guidelines in an administrative manual if a person’s exposure downtown is linked to their later cancer or other illness and, if the link is made, issues a letter that […]

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