• 9/11 Victim Programs
  • Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
  • WTC Health Program (WTCHP)
  • Wrongful Death VCF Claims

Asbestos Exposure

The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure at the World Trade Center - Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

Cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer are now being diagnosed in the 9/11 responders and survivors, including people who lived, worked, or went to school in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and the many months afterward. Those exposed to asbestos and toxic dust on 9/11 and in the months that followed are at risk of developing mesothelioma or lung cancer in the future, among other 9/11-related cancer types

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) was created under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2011 (now the “Never Forget the Heroes Act”) to provide no-cost medical care and monitoring to survivors of the 9/11 attacks who have a certified 9/11 health condition, including those exposed to asbestos. Similarly, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is available to those who were diagnosed with a 9/11-related illness caused by asbestos exposure. Our firm has assisted hundreds of individuals who have suffered from the aftermath of the disaster and has seen firsthand the effects of asbestos exposure.

We have secured millions of dollars in settlements for those affected, including $430,000 for a cleanup worker who was exposed to high volumes of asbestos which led to his development of chronic rhinitis, obstructive sleep apnea, esophageal reflux, and sinusitis. 

The dangers of asbestos exposure are real and should not be taken lightly. It is important to remain vigilant and seek medical attention if you believe you have been exposed to asbestos from the World Trade Center dust as a result of the 9/11 attacks. Regular checkups at the WTCHP are recommended in order for symptoms and potential health problems to be detected early on. Our firm is dedicated to providing assistance to those affected by the WTC tragedy.

Medical research, including those authored by Mount Sinai researchers, has shown that asbestos-related cancers can take between 11 and 20 years (or more) to develop after first exposure. 9/11 law firms such as Hansen & Rosasco, LLP began to see the first claims associated with asbestos exposure-related cancer in 2019; specifically, mesothelioma and lung cancer. These claims are expected to continue to rise, with health experts predicting the peak year of 9/11-related asbestos cancers to be around 2030. 

Cleanup worker exposed to high volumes of asbestos received $430K

Our firm secured $430,000 for a cleanup worker who was exposed to high volumes of asbestos which led to his development of chronic rhinitis, obstructive sleep apnea, esophageal reflux, and sinusitis.

VCF Case Results

Helping 9/11 Survivors Who Were Exposed to Asbestos

Many individuals and families who were exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero are still dealing with the aftermath. This includes survivors, residents, clean-up crews, and first responders, including members of the Port Authority Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, and the New York City Police Department who were exposed to asbestos.

At Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, we are committed to helping individuals and families affected by 9/11 asbestos exposure. We have been representing those affected by asbestos exposure since 2005 and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. 

We understand that individuals who were exposed to asbestos at Ground Zero may have questions about their legal rights and compensation and health benefits. Our experienced 9/11 lawyers are available to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with the legal representation you need. We are here to ensure that you receive the medical care and compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you have experienced. 

Were You Exposed to Asbestos at or Near Ground Zero?

If you were exposed to asbestos at or near Ground Zero, it is important to seek medical attention and legal guidance as soon as possible. Our law firm is here to provide free case evaluations and help guide you through the VCF and WTCHP application processes. We understand this is a difficult time and we are here to provide you with the legal support you need.

If you were a first responder, a Downtown Manhattan office worker or resident who worked or lived in the Ground Zero “Exposure Zone," you may unfortunately have been exposed to asbestos, among other harmful dust and debris.

Long-Term Impacts of 9/11 Asbestos Exposure

The long-term impacts of 9/11 asbestos exposure include an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other respiratory diseases. Asbestos exposure during the collapse of both the North Tower and the South Tower and from the months of cleanup that followed is also linked to other health issues, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

The long-term impacts of 9/11 asbestos exposure are still being studied, and research continues to uncover the full extent of the health risks associated with the tragedy. It is important to remember that 9/11 asbestos exposure can result in long-term health risks and that these risks may not manifest themselves for many years after the event. 

We will provide you with a FREE confidential case evaluation. Our fees are 10%, following federal law. There are no upfront fees and there is never a charge if we do not obtain compensation for you or your family. Our team will help you get the VCF payout and no cost medical care that you deserve.

We Represent the 9/11 Population Exclusively

Hansen & Rosasco, LLP has worked for decades to ensure that individuals and families suffering from 9/11-related cases of mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure receive the legal and financial support they need and deserve. Our experienced attorneys have helped countless people who were exposed to asbestos in the aftermath of the WTC terror attacks. We understand the complexities of filing a claim and will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve. 

We are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal representation to our clients. We will fight for you and your family every step of the way to ensure that you are fully compensated. We understand the devastating toll 9/11-related health conditions can take on your life and we are dedicated to helping you get the medical care and financial security you need. Contact us today at 1-855-201-3630 or fill out a contact form here to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case.

Learn more about mesothelioma from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Learn more about lung cancer from the Mayo Clinic.

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