The repercussions of 9/11 are still being felt. We may have lost thousands of lives that day, but the many thousands who put others before themselves are still feeling the impact. They and scores of people who were in the area during and after the World Trade Center bombings have developed some form of cancer.
There are presently over 5,000 recorded incidents of cancer patients who either lived in the area or visited the area and survived the attack. There are also any number of members of the NYPD and the NYFD, as well as Ground Zeros first responders, workers and volunteers suffering the same fate.
These are the top 15 forms of cancer 9/11 survivors and workers have contracted.
Breast carcinoma in situ
Female breast cancer
Melanoma of the skin
|Non-melanoma skin cancer
Despite the heroic intentions of everyone at Ground Zero, it was a toxic wasteland. There wasn’t enough time to establish appropriate safety measures, but this didn’t stop anyone from doing what they could. Of course, now these heroes are living with the fear, frustration and anxiety of a disease that’s traumatically upset their lives. They require extensive, long term medical attention. This means expensive procedures and out-of-pocket costs. It could mean loss of wages when the condition is overpowering and keeps the victim from working.
You should know if you developed cancer that’s been associated with the events that took place in New York on 9/11, you and your family may be entitled to compensation, much needed funds that will cover all your expenses, lost income and other financial considerations. But the only way to know this for sure is to have a consultation with a lawyer who has a background in these matters.
Speaking with a lawyer that’s been overseeing and protecting the rights of 9/11 survivors will be able to review the details of your matter and be able to answer the hard questions. They can help you receive the compensation you and your family legally deserve for medical treatment and more.
If you or someone you love was exposed to the hazardous environment of 9/11 and was eventually diagnosed with cancer, you need to speak with an attorney, one that’s devoted a significant amount of time to representing survivors and first responders.