The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) pays compensation to individuals diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease) who were exposed to dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC). The VCF can award a 9/11 cancer victim up to $250,000 for pain, suffering and loss of life enjoyment. If the lymphoma disables a victim, he or she may be entitled to additional compensation for lost wages. Additionally, the World Trade Center Health Program assists with out of pocket costs associated with treatment of certain certified conditions.
WTC Dust and Smoke Linked with Hodgkin Lymphoma
The cloud of dust caused by the collapse of the WTC Twin Towers on 9/11 engulfed a large portion of Lower Manhattan with polluted, toxic air. In the months following the attacks, smoke from the burning debris at Ground Zero contaminated the air below Canal Street. Tens of thousands of people were exposed to cancer-causing dust, debris, and fumes.
Samples of dust from the World Trade Center site were tested by NIOSH and found to contain high concentrations of chemicals and other human carcinogens that place people at high risk for cancers. Among the chemicals identified in the residual dust and fumes were 1,3-butadiene, and formaldehyde. According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, there is substantial evidence linking Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease) with exposure to 1,3-butadiene and formaldehyde.
Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma attack the body’s immune system, starting in white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cancers are often categorized as lymphomas.
Lymphoma cancers represent the fourth most common cancer treated by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). As of September 30, 2017, several hundred 9/11 responders, downtown workers, residents and others were certified to receive treatment for lymphoma from the WTCHP, and that number is growing.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation
If you were exposed to dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center, and diagnosed with lymphoma, you may be eligible for medical coverage from the World Trade Center Health Program, and for compensation from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Call for a Free Consultation Today
Borri Law Offices 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund lawyers help responders, downtown office workers, residents, students and other victims with cancer or lung diseases obtain financial awards from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Find out if you are eligible for compensation.
For a Free Consultation – call us at (888) 444-2336 or submit your inquiry in our contact form and we will contact you.
Contact Us Form
$1,315,000.00 Award for Lower Manhattan restaurant worker with sarcoma, caught in the dust cloud
$1,023,000.00 Award for Lower Manhattan financial industry worker with disabling respiratory disease
Get a Free Consultation
Satisfied Clients’ Praise
“Always Responsive” - “Highly Recommend”“Mr. Borri and his staff have been wonderful since the beginning of the process, walking me through each step of the way. Always very responsive. I highly recommend this law firm."
— Eva – Brooklyn, NY
NYPD Worker – 9/11 Victim
Peer-rated AV, Very Highest in Ethical and Highest Level of Professional Excellence by the most respected legal rating service, 140 year-old Martindale-Hubbell legal directory
9/11 Cancer News
- How Do You Know If Your Cancer Is Caused By 9/11?
- Bill to Replenish Funding of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Gains Momentum
- 9/11 Hodgkin Lymphoma Victims Eligible for Compensation
- 9/11 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Victims Eligible for Compensation
- 9/11 Colon and Rectal Cancer Victims Entitled to Compensation