9/11-Related Cancers Require Dedicated Legal Assistance

Thousands of people were exposed to carcinogens on 9/11, and not all of them were first responders. People who worked in neighboring buildings and lived in lower Manhattan also were exposed to hazardous materials. Many have developed lymphoma, leukemia and a variety of other cancers.

The cost of treating cancer can be high, and treatment can take months or sometimes years. If you or a family member developed cancer and you believe it was caused by exposure on 9/11, call our experienced personal injury attorneys at Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP.

Almost 70 Cancers Have Been Linked To The 9/11 Attacks

Health concerns related to 9/11 became so problematic that the government and the Centers for Disease Control started the World Trade Center Health Program to manage health issues. More than 50,000 people applied for assistance. The program diagnosed about 10,000 people with a variety of cancers.

The program gets between 15 and 20 new patients each week. About 2,000 first responders have died. The number is growing because cancer can be dormant in a person’s body for years (sometimes decades).

Cancers reported have included:

  • Blood cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Digestive system cancer
  • Eye cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Reproductive cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Cancer Costs Can Be High

When cancer has been detected, the diagnosis can be devastating. The earlier a doctor detects it, the better the chance of getting it into remission. Each case is unique and the chances of controlling it will depend on the specifics of your case.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a 9/11-related cancer, it can be overwhelming. You could be facing multiple surgeries to remove tumors, reconstructive surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and more.

You have enough concerns and you do not want to worry about paying your bills. If you or a loved one has a cancer diagnosis, we can work with you to get the compensation you need.

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