9/11 Victim Blog

Families of Deceased 9/11 Victims 

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The “second wave” of cancers and other diseases linked to the fallout from the 9/11 attacks with the number of deaths of downtown residents and workers expected to be even worse. These New Yorkers moved back to their […]

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9/11 Respiratory Diseases Due to Toxic Dust and Fumes 

By Troy Rosasco

If you were at Ground Zero or in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, worked at the site or downtown Manhattan in the weeks following, or lived or attended school in the affected area and have suffered a respiratory condition as a result of your exposure to toxic dust and fumes in the air around […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer to File a 9/11-Related Claim?

By Troy Rosasco

Following a 9/11-related cancer diagnosis or another serious health issue, you may have the right to file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). You likely have a lot of questions about the process,  what compensation you should seek and is available, and you may also wonder if you need a lawyer […]

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Breast Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) and Toxic Exposure to September 11th Dust

Breast Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) and Toxic Exposure to September 11th Dust

By Troy Rosasco

Malignant neoplasm of the breast—also known as malignant breast cancer—is the most common cancer in women exposed to the toxic dust and fumes near Ground Zero on 9/11. In the most recent report, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) noted that female breast cancer was definitely linked to 9/11 exposure in 321 first responders […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
Mesothelioma and 9/11: What You Need to Know

Mesothelioma and 9/11: What You Need to Know

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers released toxic chemicals, including asbestos, into the air. Many of the people who inhaled dust from the 9/11 attacks, including first responders, residents and workers in Lower Manhattan, and workers who helped remove those materials after the attacks, have since shown symptoms of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma. […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
Downtown Manhattan Workers

VCF Eligibility for Downtown Manhattan Residents

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives on 9/11 during the worst terrorist attack in recorded history. Since then, several thousand people have died because of 9/11-related illnesses and cancers, including residents who lived in the area in the months that followed the attacks.  Many downtown residents never connect their breathing the 9/11 dust and fumes […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
out of state responders

Out-of-State Responders

By Troy Rosasco

VCF Awards and Medical Care for Out-of-State Responders On September 11, 2001, as the Twin Towers collapsed, thousands of men and women first responders rushed to the pile to help. Many of those first responders were groups of out-of-state responders and volunteers who quickly made their way to the disaster site when most would have […]

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19 Years After the September 11 Attacks, the Survivors Fight On

By Troy Rosasco

This Friday, September 11th, 2020 will be the 19th anniversary of one of the most tragic and horrifying days in American history – the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Besides the 2,977 innocent victims that died that day, in the last 19 years over 3000 survivors and responders have died of 9/11 related […]

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