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.
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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 Prostate Cancer Claims Eligible for Compensation
The World Trade Center Health Program was started to help survivors as they deal with and recover from diseases related to 9/11. If you or a loved one suffer from 9/11 prostate cancer, contact a 9/11 benefits attorney at Pitta & Baione to learn if your prostate cancer may be covered by the program.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis among members of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC). As discussed in our recent blog posts, it is estimated that 500,000 people were exposed to WTC dust and 9/11 toxins on, and in the months following, September 11, 2001. Of the 500,000 people exposed, only 75,000 have enrolled in the WTC Program.
Understanding Prostate Cancer in September 11th Survivors
Prostate cancer is found in the prostate gland of men when cells begin to grow out of control. It is very common, and about one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The most common type of prostate cancer is adenocarcinoma, which is cancer that forms from the gland cells in the prostate. Other types of prostate cancer are small cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine tumors, transitional cell carcinoma, and sarcoma. Usually if caught early, prostate cancer can be completely treated.
Prostate Cancer Studies Conducted on Survivors of the September 11th Attack
In 2013, epidemiologists reviewed data on 20,984 responders collected by the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital between 2001 and 2008. The study revealed that responders were diagnosed with prostate cancer at a rate 17 percent higher than the general population. Prompted in part by the results of this study, in May 2013 the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association petitioned the World Trade Center Health Program Administrator Dr. John Howard to include prostate cancer on the list of covered conditions. Prior to this petition, the World Trade Center Health Program covered over 60 other forms of cancer, but not prostate. Dr. Howard reviewed the study, along with additional research showing increased prevalence of prostate cancer among the exposed population, and decided to add it to the list of covered conditions on July 2, 2013.
New research shows that prostate cancer is being diagnosed at an unexpected, alarming rate among men who worked at or around Ground Zero. Specifically, three consecutive studies reveal a diagnosis rate higher than that of the general population. One 2016 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, which was dedicated entirely to 9/11-related illnesses, included a study of 24,000 responders that revealed prostate cancer as the most common form of cancer. The study detailed 685 cancer diagnoses. Prostate cancer accounted for nearly 33% of all male illnesses.
Dr. Michael Crane, director of the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, commented “We are seeing some very young men with prostate cancer. The youngest one is 34. Some guys have walked through the door of our center with very advanced-stage disease, and I can tell you this is something that is very rough on their families.”
Symptoms and Diagnosis of 9/11 Prostate Cancer
Symptoms of prostate cancer include changes in urination, blood in urine or semen, and erectile dysfunction. Diagnosing prostate cancer also involves other common cancer diagnostic tools such as biopsy, blood testing, MRI, and x-ray to determine if and how much the cancer has spread. Determining the extent of the cancer will help develop a treatment plan.
Treatment Options for World Trade Center Survivors
Since prostate cancer can be diagnosed fairly early in many cases, treatment may completely remove the cancer and prevent it from returning. Common treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, and other targeted medications. Due to the prostate being involved in this cancer, various doctors may be involved in treatment, including urologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. With a thorough team of doctors and a detailed treatment plan, 9/11 prostate cancer is survivable.
Contact a 9/11 Prostate Cancer Claims Lawyer to Discuss Your Eligibility for Benefits
You do not have to suffer from prostate cancer alone. If you or a loved one suffer from prostate cancer related to exposure from September 11th, contact a 9/11 prostate cancer attorney at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667.