9/11 WTC Victims Suffer From Many Types of Cancers
If you believe your exposure on 9/11 could be a factor in contracting cancer, you are entitled to treatment under the Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Treatment Program which fall under the Zadroga Act of 2010.
Thousands are still reeling from the repercussions of 9/11. Thankfully, the Zadroga Act takes into account the difficulty associated with making a definitive connection between your cancer and 9/11 after all this time. In that regard, the presumption is that anyone exposed to toxins at Ground Zero and meets all other guidelines can have any diagnosed cancer deemed a result of 9/11. Under these circumstances, cancer victims may not need a medical opinion or medical records from their treating physician to verify their claim.
To date, records show that more than 3,700 responders and survivors of the World Trade Center attack have contracted some form of cancer, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Oropharynx cancer
- Non-melanoma skin cancers
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Skin melanoma
- Thyroid cancer
Sadly, at least one 9/11 survivor was diagnosed with and died from mesothelioma. This is an asbestos-related condition with a latency period of 10 to 50 years. Asbestos is a human carcinogen and has been linked directly to lung cancer and mesothelioma. Factors like these have to be considered when looking at a survivor or responder’s health conditions.
Even as the dust settled at Ground Zero, health officials and scientists rushed to extensively test to see what could be in the air and how dangerous it might be to people in the area. Eventually, tests revealed the dust contained a range of troubling elements, including asbestos, calcium carbonate, cement, glass fibers, gypsum, lead and other metal particles.
It is likely that there is still risk to many who were on-site at Ground Zero. Individuals will continue to develop serious conditions like cancer as a result. In that regard, it is imperative that any survivor or responder concerned about their health, eligible medical treatment and potential compensation speak with an attorney. These lawyers specialize in the repercussions of 9/11, getting their clients the care and compensation that they are owed.
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If you are a WTC 9/11 victim, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you have a case, contact our law firm immediately. Simply complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921.