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
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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.
The WTC Health Program Offers Benefits for 9/11 Digestive System Cancers
The Digestive System is a complex arrangement of organs that allow us to eat food, process nutrients, and expel waste. Cancer in the digestive system can impact one or many of these fundamental organs. If you or a loved one was affected by September 11th and suffers from a cancer of the digestive system, contact a 9/11 attorney from the law firm of Pitta & Baione to discuss your claim.
Risks for Digestive System Cancers Related to September 11th
While a number of risk factors for digestive systems cancers are of a general nature, there are risk factors related to 9/11. Swallowing cancer-causing substances, usually associated with smoking could increase risk of colon cancer. Environmental toxins can increase the risk of liver cancer. After the Twin Towers fell, dust, smoke, and debris polluted the air and rescue and recovery workers were exposed to dangerous air particles. These environmental factors have been associated with an increase in colon and liver cancer for 9/11 survivors.
Symptoms of Digestive System Cancers
There are many resources available to learn about symptoms of digestive system cancers. Since each part of the digestive system has a different function, the symptoms of cancer will vary. Common symptoms for cancers throughout the digestive systems are loss of appetite, weight loss, and chest or abdominal pain. Symptoms to specific areas include:
- Esophageal cancer: difficulty swallowing; worsening indigestion; coughing
- Liver cancer: white, chalky stools; nausea and vomiting; yellow discoloration of skin
- Colorectal cancer: constipation or diarrhea; blood in stool
Consult a medical professional if symptoms increase to learn more about diagnosis and treatment.
Covered Digestive System Cancers
The following digestive systems are covered under the World Trade Center Health Program’s cancer coverage:
- Colon, including: appendix, colon, hepatic flexure, splenic flexure
- Esophagus, including: cervical and thoracic parts, and overlapping lesion
- Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts, including: hepatoblastoma, intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma, liver, other sarcomas and carcinomas of the liver
- Other ill-defined digestive organs, including the intestinal tract and overlapping lesions
- Retroperitoneum and Peritoneum
- Stomach, including body cardia, fundus, pylorus
Contact a September 11th Lawyer to See if You are Eligible for Financial Recovery
If you or a loved one suffer from digestive system cancer related to exposure from September 11th, contact a 9/11 attorney at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667.