9/11 Lung Cancer Benefits Claims
The attack on the World Trade Center in New York City caused lasting devastation, including lingering health problems for 9/11 survivors, residents of the area, and first responders. There are resources available for survivors through the Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program. The WTCHP covers over 70 different cancer types with treatment and medication for 9/11 first responders and cancer survivors.
If you or someone you love has a 9/11 lung cancer claim, contact the law firm of Pitta & Baione to discuss your case. You may be eligible for compensation.
Do I Need a 9/11 Lung Cancer Attorney?
At Pitta & Baione our lawyers are experienced in filing claims under both the VCF and WTCHP which means you are more likely to receive 9/11 benefits and compensation for your cancer claim. Our team also works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no cost to you unless we win your 9/11 lung cancer case. By hiring a 9/11 attorney we can help you navigate the landscape of filing for your claim and our expertise can help to obtain quicker access to your benefits vs. filing alone. The 9/11 laywers at Pitta & Baione have won over $200 million in claims for our clients.
Causes of Lung Cancer in World Trade Center Survivors
While there are many causes of lung cancer, there are several causes related to exposure survivors experienced during and after the attack on the World Trade Center. These causes include exposure to dust, chemicals, diesel, exhaust, air pollution, and asbestos.
Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Symptoms of lung cancer sometimes appear as symptoms of other diseases, making early diagnosis difficult. Some common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent infections of bronchitis or pneumonia
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
As lung cancer spreads and progresses, additional symptoms, including bone pain, swelling, nervous system side impairment, hormone problems, and various syndromes commonly develop.
Varieties of 9/11 Lung Cancer Diagnoses
Lung cancer is typically split into either small-cell lung cancer or non-small-cell lung cancer. Most lung cancers are of the non-small-cell type, while small cell cancers account for about ten to fifteen percent of lung cancer cases. These cancers all have different presentations, affect different areas of the lungs, spread at different rates, and respond to treatment differently.
For example, large cell lung cancer, one of the common non-small-cell lung cancer types, tends to spread rapidly. The type and stage of cancer you have will determine the appropriate treatment plan, which may not be the same for everyone.
Cancer Treatment Options for 9/11 Survivors
Treating 9/11 lung cancer can be difficult due to the frequently late stage at which it is diagnosed. Common treatments include surgery to remove cancerous tumors, radiation, and chemotherapy. Your doctor may also suggest complimentary or alternative lung disease treatments. After initial treatments to prevent the spread of lung cancer and remove the cancer from your body, follow-up monitoring is required to catch up any resurgence of cancer.
Contact a 9/11 Lung Cancer Lawyer to Discuss Your Eligibility for Benefits
If you or a loved one suffer from 9/11 lung cancer, contact a September 11th attorney at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667.
Pitta & Baione Successful Claims
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Secured a wrongful death claim on behalf of a union carpenter who worked on the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured a favorable result for a wrongful death claim on behalf of a TWU Local 100 MTA worker who participated in the 9/11 recovery efforts and later developed 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a union carpenter who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a Local 94 operating engineer who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung disease.
Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.
Secured an expedited award for New York State Supreme Court employee who was disabled by 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.
NASAL CAVITY CANCER
Secured an xpedited award for a DSNY sanitation worker who assisted in the 9/11 cleanup efforts at Ground Zero and was later diagnosed with 9/11 nasal cavity cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a New York City Department of Corrections corrections officer who served as a volunteer responder on 9/11 and later developed a disabling and rare 9/11 brain cancer.
Successfully represented an union carpenter who built temporary structures at Ground Zero as a 9/11 responder and later developed disabling 9/11 colon cancer.
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