Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
I highly recommend Pitta Baione law firm. Matthew and Chris are prompt to return calls, extremely professional, diligent, attentive and compassionate. They listen to your concerns and don't stop working on your behalf until they get results.
From our initial phone call, we felt extremely confident in Pitta & Baione. handling our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim. Their expertise and familiarity with the 9/11 VCF claims process was evident in all that they did to help us with all aspects of our claim. We consistently felt their commitment to us and we continue to consider them a valued and trusted source of support.
The attorneys in this firm were understanding, compassionate, took the time to explain everything that was needed. They kept me up-to-date with the progress of my case and did everything possible to expedite it to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who needed the assistance that I did
Professional, Excellent, Caring and Distinguished Attorneys and Staff who make every client special. Always striving and determined to accomplish a positive end result. They continually keep everyone up to date with the progress and reports about a clients case. An exceptional and considerate firm. I continually refer friends and family as well as anyone looking for a great group. Thank you for your assistance. It is greatly appreciated.
Matthew and his brother Chris helped me get a settlement so quickly it took my breath away! They were both not only professional and knowledgeable, but they took the time to actually talk to me and get to know me, I didn't feel like just another client, but family. They helped expedite my settlement in record time, when I needed it most!
Christopher Baione is the Partner at the firm who assisted me with my legal needs. During a very difficult time in my life he was very patient, listened to my concerns, always had time to answer my questions and was available via phone or email. I hope to not need to call him again, but if I do, he will be the attorney I will be visiting. Excellent attorney. 5 stars from me
I thank you for your amazing services, very professional, respectful...my dad and I were very pleased... we appreciate Mr Matthew Baione very much and staff... we need good people like them to have a better world.
The firm is very professional, in particular the two Baione brothers. The staff that I had and conversations with were pleasant and very cordial. Most of all I was never confused on what was needed from me regarding my case. They have worked as speedy as I could have wished in helping me with my case. Good Group keep up the good work.
My wife tells me that we were rejected by two other law firms because they felt there was no case.than she found the Baione brothers.not only did they take the case,held our hands the whole time but got us the maximum we hoped to receive
Pitta & Baione Successful Claims
$3+ MillionBreast Cancer
$1.95+ MillionBrain Cancer
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain cancer.
$1.76+ MillionLung Cancer
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.
$1.65+ MillionThyroid Cancer
Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.
$1.7+ MillionBrain 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.
$1.1+ MillionLung 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.
$1.1+ MillionLung Disease
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.
$1+ MillionNasal 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.
$1+ MillionBrain 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.
$960K+ ThousandLung 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.
$770K+ ThousandColon 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.
Bone Cancer in 9/11 Survivors
September 11th left many survivors to face severe health issues in the years to follow. With the carcinogens polluting New York during extensive recovery efforts after the attack, a number of men and women have since developed cancer. If you or a loved one are suffering from bone cancer, contact a 9/11 attorney at the law firm of Pitta & Baione to discuss your eligibility for benefits under the Victim Compensation Fund.
A Review of Bone Cancers
Bone cancer accounts for less than 1 percent of all cancers. There are three main types of bone cancer: osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and ewing sarcoma. The type of cell affected by the cancer first is what determines the type of bone cancer.
Osteosarcoma is more common in children than it is in adults. It is often found in larger bones like the arm or leg. In osteosarcoma, bone cells grow and create tumors. The danger is that the cancerous cells can continue growing and damage healthy bone. The cancer can also spread beyond the tumor.
Chondrosarcoma is more common in older adults than younger people. With chondrosarcoma, the cancer cells result in cartilage rather than bone. Tumors grow and can cause complications as bone is weakened. Ewing sarcoma occurs in younger adults most often and impacts the bones and soft tissues around the bone. It is more rare than chondrosarcoma and osteosarcoma.
Symptoms of Bone Cancer
Symptoms of bone cancer include:
- Bone pain
- Swelling and tenderness
- Weakened bones, which can lead to bone fracture
- Unexpected weight loss
- Decreased function of limbs
Diagnosing Bone Cancer
Bone cancer is diagnosed through a variety of tests. While a biopsy is needed to examine the cells and diagnose bone cancer, additional testing may be used to identify qualities of the cancer, tumors, and damage to the bone. Initially, an x-ray may be used to identify bone abnormalities. Additional testing to identify abnormalities of softer tissues associated with chondrosarcoma include: bone scans, CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans.
Bone Cancer Treatment
Bone cancer treatment often involves surgery to remove damaged bone. In some instances, amputation may be required to remove all the cancer. After amputation, the patient will need to seek out appropriate rehabilitative therapies and adjust to their new mobility. Other treatments include chemotherapy and radiation.