For what cancers can I access compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

Exposure to the toxic chemicals and materials released in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks can result in dozens of cancers, and you can obtain compensation for most of these diseases. Some of the cancers for which you can access compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are breast cancer, leukemia, and kidney cancer.

Over 15,000 people in the 9/11 community have received a cancer diagnosis, and 2,000 have died of cancer

According to a Mount Sinai report, 9/11 police officers and recovery workers face a 41% higher risk of leukemia and a 219% increased risk of thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, these are not the only cancers 9/11 victims can develop. It is worth noting that exposure to the concoction of toxic substances and materials during the aftermath of the attacks usually results in cancer within several years. The following are the cancers that can arise in 9/11 victims, as well as those for which victims can seek compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund:

  • bladder cancer
  • breast cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • liver cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • testicular cancer
  • blood and lymphoid tissue cancers
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • myeloma
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • uterine cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • any childhood cancer
  • thyroid cancer
  • bronchial cancer
  • colon cancer
  • digestive system cancers
  • eye and orbit cancer
  • head and neck cancers
  • lung cancer
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • rare cancers
  • rectal cancer
  • respiratory system cancers
  • skin cancers
  • soft and connective tissue cancer
  • tonsil cancer
  • urinary system cancer
  • mesothelioma

Researchers have identified over 60 types of cancer and roughly two dozen other conditions that are linked to Ground Zero exposures. The rate of some cancers among 9/11 first responders is up to 30% higher than in the general population. Cancers related to 9/11 toxic exposure increased by over 1,000%, from 1,870 confirmed cases in 2013 to 20,612 cases in 2020. To date, more people have died from toxic exposure than in the 9/11 attacks. If you came to struggle with cancer as a result of the 9/11 attacks, it is important to know that you might be eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which our skilled attorneys can help you obtain.

Quality legal assistance for 9/11 victims suffering from cancer related to toxic exposure

With over 30 years of experience in assisting toxic exposure victims, our attorneys are ready to help you determine whether you are eligible to recover money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. If you developed cancer that qualifies you for compensation, we will go to great lengths to obtain the money you deserve for your unjust suffering. The process of recovering compensation on your own is complex and demanding, so we advise you to contact our skilled attorneys, who have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to help you. We work on a contingency fee basis.

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