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.
9/11 Benefits for Clean-Up Workers
The attacks of 9/11 left behind 1.8 million tons of rubble. Clean-up efforts were dangerous; debris consisted of sharp, unstable pieces of iron and steel laid on top of burning fires, which prompted many workers to write their names on their arms if they fell or were crushed. Those who assisted with the cleanup process suffered significant exposure to the toxins that were released when the towers fell. The exposure from 9/11 has caused numerous health issues in thousands of people. Our WTC lawyer team helps the men and women who were exposed to 9/11 debris secure benefits under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
9/11 Clean-Up Workers Suffer a Variety of Health Conditions
Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins is at risk of developing 9/11-related health conditions, but, generally, the greater the exposure, the worse the health outcomes. For those who sifted through contaminated debris for weeks and months, some common 9/11-related health conditions include:
- Lung disease and other respiratory illness
- Cancers, including cancer of the skin, bones, breasts, digestive system, and thyroid
- Acute traumatic injuries
- Mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Digestive illnesses and injuries
9/11 clean-up workers whose conditions are certified by the WTC Health Program as 9/11-related may qualify for benefits as part of the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). With the help of a WTC lawyer, you can apply for benefits for your 9/11-related health condition.
Prove Your Presence at a 9/11 Site With Help From Our WTC Lawyer
The second step after getting your health condition certified as 9/11-related is to prove to the VCF that you were present at a 9/11 crash site or in the NYC exposure zone for clean-up efforts between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002. Some relevant documents clean-up workers could use for this purpose include:
- A third-party verification form signed by your employer or other organization that attests to your presence
- Contemporaneous documents, including official personnel rosters, medical records documenting treatment for injuries that occurred at the site, responder dispatch records, etc.
- Witness presence statements or affidavits
Important VCF Deadlines
There are two important deadlines to keep in mind when submitting a VCF claim: the registration deadline and the claim filing deadline. The registration deadline (the deadline by which you must register with the VCF to alert them that you are a potential claimant) is within two years of the latest date on which the WTC Health Program certifies your condition as 9/11-related. The claim filing deadline (the deadline by which you must formally submit your claim) is October 1, 2090 — the program’s expiration date.