Archive | 9/11 Cancers

More Time to Claim Compensation for 9/11 Cancers

The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund has been extended for five years (until 2020) and fully funded, allowing cancer victims exposed to dust, debris and fumes in the months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to obtain financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses and lost wages. With the extension of the Fund, victims typically have […]

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$4.6 Billion Made Available for 9/11 Cancer Victims

In December 2015, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was renewed, making an additional $4.6 billion available to compensate responders, office workers, students, and downtown residents diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses. The law extended the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for five years and the World Trade Center Health Program for 75 years. […]

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9/11 Prostate Cancer Claims, Register Now!

Individuals who were exposed to the toxins from the smoke and dust after 9/11 are more likely to develop certain cancers, such as prostate cancers, and those who have a 9/11 prostate cancer claim should register with the 9/11 Fund immediately. 9/11 Prostate Cancer Not on the Original List 9/11 related cancers were not on the original list […]

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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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ATF Officer and 9/11 Responder Dies of Rare Cancer

911 Cancer Fund attorneys report that a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent died last week from a 9/11 related cancer. Special Agent William Sheldon, Jr., ATF agent and 9/11 responder, died at the age of 47 after a year long battle with a rare cancer. First Responders and 9/11 Related Cancers On […]

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Prostate Cancer, Treatment, and the 9/11 Cancer Fund

Prostate cancer was added to the list of covered cancers eligible for treatment by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) in October 2013 and also for compensation by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (sometimes called the 911 Cancer Fund).  Prostate cancer and other 9/11 related cancers and conditions have been prevalent among first responders […]

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Mt. Sinai Researchers Study Link Between 9/11 Exposure, Heart and Kidney Disease

911 Cancer Fund lawyers and advocates were interested to learn that researchers have received $1.1 million from the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) to investigate the link between inhalation of toxic dust and smoke on 9/11 and kidney and heart disease among first responders.  The WTCHP, established by the Zadroga Act, treats many responders […]

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9/11 Cancer Fund OKs $804 Million in Payments

The Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (sometimes called the 911 Cancer Fund) announced this week that over $804 million in compensation has been authorized to over 3,000 claimants. The Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, was picked to help administer the 9/11 fund established by the Zadroga Act.  The 911 Cancer Fund gives money awards to individuals […]

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