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

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – What to Know about the Link to the 9/11 Dust

    For survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder of the increased risk of breast cancer for those who lived worked, or went to school in the surrounding areas during the 9/11 attacks, or in the many months after the attacks. It is important that those who were exposed to the toxic cloud of dust and debris in the aftermath of the attacks are aware of the risks associated with exposure, as well as the various rights, benefits, and compensation available to them.

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    Why You Should Use a Local NYC 9/11 Attorney for Your VCF Claim

    Filing a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) can be a complex and daunting process that requires a detailed understanding of the required procedures, the expert preparation of affidavits or other proofs, detailed documentation, and meeting all deadlines. In response to the complex demands of the federal VCF, about 80% of all VCF claimants chose to retain a lawyer dedicated and focused on handling 9/11 VCF claims. By having the help of such an attorney, a 9/11 claimant can be assured that nothing slips through the cracks – so they will get the maximum award in the shortest period of time.

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    Soft Tissue Cancers That Have Been Linked to 9/11

    Multiple types of cancers – including rare cancers such as soft tissue cancers – have been linked to exposure to the toxic cloud of dust and debris that covered Manhattan in the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks. In the years since the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), an alarming increase in various health issues has been revealed not only in the first responders, but also at an alarming rate in Downton residents, office and other workers, and students. 

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    A Step-By-Step Guide for Filing a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    What is the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund? 

    The VCF is a federal program to provide financial compensation to individuals who were injured or lost loved ones as a result of their presence at one of the sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including all people present (first responders and civilian residents, workers, and students) of lower Manhattan south of Can Street present between 9/11 and May 30, 2002. The VCF provides for both economic and non-economic losses from  9/11-related injury or death to those who qualify.

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    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Here's What You Need to Know about 9/11 Prostate Cancer Claims

    Prostate cancer is a major health concern for men around the world, affecting millions of men globally. But did you know there's a shocking connection between the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and an increased risk of prostate cancer? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to delve into the facts about prostate cancer and 9/11 exposure, explore symptoms of prostate cancer, and consider the treatment options and avenues for financial compensation that are available to 9/11 first responders and survivors through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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