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9/11 Prostate Cancer Victims Entitled To Compensation

9/11 Prostate Cancer Victims Entitled Up To $250,000 for Pain & Suffering Prostate cancer was added to the list of cancers eligible for compensation because studies conclueded exposure to 9/11 dust and fumes increased the risk of prostate cancer. One study of 9/11 first responders revealed they had a 17% greater than expected rate of […]

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More than 50% of Fund Already Awarded to 9/11 Survivors and Victims

On September 9th, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund released new statistics on compensation awards for 9/11 survivors and victims with 9/11 related conditions and cancers. The fund has now issued compensation awards totaling approximately $1.4 billion, which is more than 50% of the total money in the fund set up for 9/11 survivors and victims ($2.7 billion). […]

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“Dust Lady” Dies From 9/11 Related Cancer

Marcy Borders, the subject of a famous photograph taken right after the collapse of the first WTC tower, has died from a 9/11 related cancer. She was 42 years old. Marcy’s story is heartbreakingly common. An office worker in one of the towers on the morning of 9/11 she fled the building and was caught in the huge dust cloud […]

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9/11 Related Autoimmune Diseases: Still No Coverage

A few months ago, we reported on a study, published by Arthritis and Rheumatology, which showed that 9/11 rescue and recovery workers are 13% more likely to develop an autoimmune disorder—most commonly rheumatoid arthritis—for each month he or she worked on the pile. To read our coverage of this information click here. Since that time, the […]

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Thousands of 9/11 First Responders Diagnosed with Cancer

According to the federal government, 3,700 9/11 first responders and victims have 9/11-related cancer. Many cancers are more likely among Ground Zero responders, including thyroid, prostate, and blood cancers, and many 9/11 first responders have multiple cancers or conditions. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has been hit particularly hard. Over 1,000 FDNY responders […]

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9/11 Victims Sick in Every State

Thousands of 9/11 victims who were exposed to the dust and smoking debris in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks are now suffering from 9/11 related conditions and cancers. According to new statistics, there are 9/11 victims suffering in every single state in the U.S.  This information highlights the fact that the re-authorization of the Zadroga Act […]

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Deceased 9/11 First Responder Claims: Where are they?

Some 1,000 deaths have been linked to illnesses caused by toxic dust and smoke issuing from Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. Last year, three 9/11 first responder firefighters died on the same day from cancer.  Our office hears frequent accounts about individuals dying from cancer because they were exposed to these toxins on […]

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9/11 Fund to September 11 Survivors: File Your Claims ASAP

While the final October 3, 2016 deadline for all 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims is over a year away, the VCF is encouraging September 11 survivors to file their claims well in advance of this deadline. October 3, 2016 is the final deadline for all materials, including registration, eligibility, and compensation information, to be […]

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9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers and Autoimmune Diseases

Asthma, COPD, cancers…now autoimmune diseases. A new study from medical journal Arthritis and Rheumatology noted an increased risk of autoimmune diseases among 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Many are aware that fire fighters and other responders are more likely to develop asthma and/or cancer due to their exposure to the toxic dust and smoke while […]

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9/11 Responders and Clean Up Workers Call For Extension of the Zadroga Act

9/11 responders and clean up workers

9/11 Responders and Doctors Say Programs Must Continue Today, advocates for 9/11 responders and clean up workers released an emotional new video calling for the extension of the Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act–which provides medical treatment and compensation for those who were exposed to high levels of dust and smoke in the aftermath of 9/11–is […]

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