Pitta & Baione LLP Obtains $3 Million 9/11 VCF Award for 9/11 Cancer Victim

August 24, 2018
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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Attorneys (9/11 VCF) Pitta & Baione LLP obtained a 9/11 VCF award totaling over $3,000,000 (three million dollars) for a 9/11 cancer victim who was exposed to 9/11 toxins while working in an office building in Lower Manhattan during the months following 9/11. The World Trade Center Health Program certified our client’s breast cancer as being related to 9/11. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (9/11 VCF) rightfully awarded lost earnings related to disability caused by metastatic 9/11 breast cancer. Prior to Pitta & Baione LLP being retained as counsel, the claim had been denied, floundering for over a year. Pitta & Baione LLP was retained and successfully argued not only that the victim is eligible for the 9/11 VCF, but also that the victim is entitled to over $3 million in 9/11 victim compensation.

Pitta & Baione LLP applauds Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya and the 9/11 VCF team for their dedication to victims of 9/11 toxins exposure.

Pitta & Baione LLP is a team of 9/11 victim compensation attorneys dedicated to representing 9/11 victims and their families seeking benefits under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Founding partners Vincent F. Pitta, Vito R. Pitta, Christopher J. Baione, and Matthew J. Baione, have successfully obtained tens of millions of dollars in 9/11 victim compensation for victims of 9/11 toxins exposure. Former Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro and former Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department Salvatore J. Cassano serve as Senior Advisors to Pitta & Baione LLP.

If you were in Lower Manhattan, Fresh Kills Landfill, or anywhere along routes of debris removal between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, you may be eligible for free healthcare and 9/11 victim compensation. Specifically, if you were present:

  • At Ground Zero
  • In Lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street (working, living, visiting, etc.)
  • At the Staten Island Fresh Kills Landfill
  • In any area related to, or along, debris removal routes (piers, barges, sanitation trucks, etc.)
  • In areas where WTC-contaminated vehicles or equipment were cleaned or rehabilitated.
  • At the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City or temporary morgues.

Conditions eligible for free healthcare and compensation include cancer, respiratory illnesses, sleep apnea, and GERD (persistent heartburn). Families of those who have passed away, and suffered from a 9/11-related condition during their lifetime, may be eligible for compensation as well.

Time is of the essence to determine if you are eligible for 9/11 victim compensation: there are critical filing deadlines.

Here is the complete list of covered conditions for 9/11 victim compensation:

  • Cancer
  • Aerodigestive Disorders (Airways and Digestive Disorders)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (Responders only)
    • Responders who received treatment for a WTC-related musculoskeletal disorder, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or lower back pain, on or before September 11, 2003 are eligible for coverage.
  • Acute Traumatic Injury 
    • Responders and survivors who received treatment for a WTC-related acute traumatic injury on or before September 11, 2003 are eligible for coverage. Examples include:
      • Eye injury
      • Burn
      • Head trauma
      • Fracture
      • Tendon tear
      • Complex sprain
  • Rare Cancers
    • Malignant neoplasms of the adrenal gland and other endocrine glands and related structures
    • Anus and anal canal
    • Bone and articular cartilage
    • Breast among men
    • Gallbladder and other parts of biliary tract
    • Meninges, brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, and other parts of central nervous system
    • Pancreas
    • Penis and testis
    • Placenta
    • Small intestine
    • Thymus
    • Vulva, vagina, and cervix uteri (invasive only)
    • Malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm, including carcinoid tumors
    • Myeloid neoplasms, including myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms, and myeloid malignancies associated with eosinophilia and abnormalities of growth factor receptors derived from platelets or fibroblasts
    • Other cancers that meet the threshold incidence rate of less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year based on age-adjusted 2005-2009 average annual data.

For more information about 9/11 Victim Compensation, please contact 9/11 VCF attorneys Pitta & Baione LLP at 844-982-2667 or

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