Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
Rare 9/11 Cancer Related Illness
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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
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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.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was created and extended to compensate victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. This fund helps victims of 9/11 and survivors exposed to Ground Zero during recovery efforts. If you or someone you love suffers from rare cancers, contact the 9/11 attorneys at Pitta & Baione to see if your illness is covered by the Victim Compensation Fund.
When is a Cancer Rare?
One of the categories of illness and injury that is covered by the Victim Compensation Fund is cancer, specifically rare cancers. A type of cancer is considered rare if the incidence rate of that cancer is low enough. The incidence rate for rare cancers is if that cancer occurs in less than 15 cases out of 100,000 persons per year. The timeframe this data is drawn from is 2005-2009 and includes data on cancer in North America.
What Rare Cancers are Covered Under VCF?
You do not need to research or calculate the incidence of cancer on your own. To help survivors of 9/11 determine if their cancer is in the rare cancer category, the World Trade Center Health Program prepared a guide of cancers already included and criteria for other qualifying cancers. This list is not exhaustive, but it is a good place to start. Cancers certified as rare for the cancers include:
- Malignant neoplasms, including:
- Adrenal gland and other endocrine glands and related structures
- Anus and anal canal
- Bone and articular cartilage
- Breast among men
- Gallbladder and other parts of biliary tract
- Meninges, brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, and other parts of the central nervous system
- Penis and testis
- Small intestine
- Vulva, vagina, and cervix uteri (invasive only)
- Malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm, including carcinoid tumors
- Myeloid neoplasmas, including myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic/myeloproflierative neoplasms, and myeloid malignancies associated with eosinophilia and abnormalities of growth factor receptors derived from platelets or fibroblasts
Since rare cancers affect different parts of the body and have different effects on the body, it is difficult to identify symptoms. Also, since these are rare cancers, symptoms could be for any variety of other illnesses.