9/11 Victim Blog

​How Many People Are Currently Enrolled in the WTC Health Program?

​How Many People Are Currently Enrolled in the WTC Health Program?

By Troy Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act created the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) to provide free medical treatment and medical monitoring services for those who had incurred 9/11 toxic exposure. These individuals included responders working on the rescue, recovery, and cleanup of Ground Zero in the months that followed the attack, or […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, World Trade Center Health Program
What Type of Cancer Is Caused by 9/11?

What Type of Cancer Is Caused by 9/11?

By Troy Rosasco

500,000 people who worked, lived, went to school, and responded to the 9/11 disaster were exposed to the toxic mix of substances contained in the WTC dust plume that enveloped Lower Manhattan from 9/11 though mid-summer 2002. In the 20+ years since, over 100,000 have gotten sick with 9/11-related conditions, including many types of cancer. […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, World Trade Center Health Program
How Do I Check My VCF Claim Status?

How Do I Check My VCF Claim Status?

By Troy Rosasco

Individuals who have suffered a 9/11-related cancer or other illness can seek compensation for the expenses and impacts of their illness through the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund offers compensation for pain and suffering plus any economic losses such as wage/income loss resulting from the claimant’s inability to work due to […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund
​Peripheral Neuropathy and 9/11 related condition.

​Exposure to WTC Dust Increases Neuropathy Risk by 15 Times

By Troy Rosasco

The past twenty years have taught the medical community several things about toxic exposure. We now know that individuals exposed to the toxic dust from the collapsed towers on September 11th, 2001, are at a higher risk for cancer, respiratory, and digestive system diseases. Studies also show that the responders and volunteers who performed rescue, […]

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Registering with the VCF: What It Means, Why It’s Done, and More​

By Troy Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to individuals who suffer from physical injuries or illnesses due to working as 9/11 responders or having lived, worked, or attended school or daycare in the area near Ground Zero in Manhattan and shortly after the attacks. It also compensates family members for the wrongful death […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
9/11 Benefits Lawyer

Does the VCF Receive My Medical Records from WTCHP – World Trade Center Health Program?

By Troy Rosasco

Did The VCF Receive Your Medical Records A very common question asked is “Does the VCF Receive My Medical Records from WTCHP?” The most common way for an individual who has suffered a 9/11-related illness to satisfy the eligibility requirements to seek compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is by first applying […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund

How to Prove You Were in Lower Manhattan on or After 9/11

By Troy Rosasco

This post will discuss, “How to Prove You Were in Lower Manhattan on or After 9/11.” Individuals who lived worked, or attended school in Lower Manhattan or assisted in the Ground Zero rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts as first responders or volunteers, exposed themselves to toxic dust from the collapsed World Trade Center towers. More […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation

Compensation Available for Families of Deceased 9/11 Victims

By Troy Rosasco

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, thousands of first responders and volunteers worked tirelessly on the rescue, recovery, and cleanup operations at Ground Zero in New York City, and tens of thousands of individuals lived, worked, or attended school in the […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Victim Compensation, Illnesses Covered
uterine cancer claim

​Overview of 9/11 Uterine Cancer Claims

By Dan Hansen

The WTC Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are close to adding uterine cancer (including endometrial cancer) as a 9/11 presumed condition. If you were present in the WTC area any time on 9/11 or though mid-2002, the law will presume that 9/11 caused uterine cancer and cover you for lifetime healthcare and […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program
Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell

By Troy Rosasco

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Farewell – Dan Hansen and Troy Rosasco met with 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on a conference call last week as she graciously said goodbye to the 9/11 attorneys she has worked with for almost last six years. Ms. Bhattacharyya shared the following thoughts about the 9/11 lawyers […]

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