Many people have suffered from cancers related to their exposure to carcinogens on September 11th. Leukemia is another cancer that has been linked to 9/11. Survivors have already suffered so much from this tragic attack, and developing cancer in addition is devastating. To help survivors recover from illness and injury related to September 11th, the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund were established to provide benefits to 9/11 survivors. If you or a loved one suffer from leukemia, contact a 9/11 leukemia benefits attorney with experience obtaining benefits for cancer related to September 11th. You may be eligible for benefits under the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).
9/11 Leukemia Under WTCHP
Leukemia comes in multiple types. Some types are more likely to occur in children than adults, while others occur in adults more often. The WTCHP covers childhood cancers diagnosed in individuals under the age of 20. Leukemia is also considered a rare cancer, and as a rare cancer, leukemia patients may be eligible under that criteria as well. Discussing your eligibility for benefits with an experienced cancer attorney will help you with filing and securing your program benefits.
Symptoms and Types of Leukemia
Like many diseases and cancers, symptoms of leukemia vary from patient to patient. Some common 9/11 leukemia symptoms include:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Unintended weight loss
- Frequent bleeding and bruising
- Bone pain or tenderness
- Frequent infections
In addition, there are many variations of leukemia besides considering it an adult or childhood leukemia. The classification of leukemia largely depends on how quickly the cancer spreads as well as the type of blood cells affected.
Risk Factors for 9/11 Leukemia
Like many cancers, leukemia risk factors related to 9/11 include exposure to certain chemicals that were present on site. In addition, there is an increased risk for 9/11 leukemia when someone has already had cancer and had cancer treatments. With the increased incidence of cancer in 9/11 survivors, they are at increased risk for leukemia too.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Leukemia
Leukemia is diagnosed through blood and bone marrow testing. Treatment will depend on the stage and type of leukemia. Common treatments include chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants.
Contact a 9/11 Leukemia Attorney to Discuss Your Eligibility for Benefits
If you or a loved one suffer from leukemia related to exposure from September 11th, contact a 9/11 lawyer at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667 to discuss your eligibility for benefits.
Pitta & Baione Successful Claims
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Secured a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.
Secured a favorable result for an area worker in Lower Manhattan who later developed 9/11 thyroid cancer.
Secured an expedited award for New York State Supreme Court employee who was disabled by 9/11 brain cancer.
Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast 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.
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.
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain 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.
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.
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.
NASAL CAVITY CANCER
Secured an expedited 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.
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.
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