Skin Cancers in NYC Survivors of September 11th
A recently published study found that 9/11 Ground Zero workers experience an overall cancer rate 9% higher than the general population. One of the more common cancers experienced by survivors and responders to 9/11 is skin cancer. If you or someone you love has been affected by skin cancer as a result of the September 11th attack, contact the 9/11 skin cancer lawyers at Pitta & Baione to learn more about available benefits.
Covered 9/11 Skin Cancers
The World Trade Center Health Program includes the following skin cancers, both in malignant melanoma of the skin and other malignant neoplasms of the skin:
- Lower limb
- Upper limb
- Face, Scalp, and Neck
How Pitta & Baione Can Help Your 9/11 Cancer Claim
Pitta & Baione have earned over $200 million in 9/11 compensation claims for 9/11 related cancers and other conditions. Winning multiple awards, Pitta & Baione is known to receive maximum compensation for their clients. In addition, Pitta & Baione is one of the only 9/11 law firms that handles every step of the claims process for our clients and is always up to date with the most recent changes to the WTCHP and VCF for 9/11 skin cancer claims & other 9/11 illnesses. More importantly, there are no fees unless Pitta & Baione win your 9/11 skin cancer case!
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Symptoms of Melanoma Skin Cancer From 9/11
Everyone’s skin is unique and undergoes some change over time. Most people have moles or spots. Paying attention to your skin and monitoring changes of your skin can help identify melanomas and other skin cancers. The American Cancer Society advises to look out for new spots on the skin or spots that change in color, size, or shape. Jagged borders of spots, changes in texture, and sores that do not heal should be reported to your medical professional to check for melanoma.
Malignant Neoplasms of the Skin
Malignant neoplasms of the skin are non-melanoma skin cancers, and are common types of skin cancer. Often malignant neoplasms of the skin are basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.
Basal cell carcinoma is often found in skin that is exposed to the sun. Even after treatment and removal of the cancer, basal cell carcinoma can occur again. Continual monitoring of the skin is important to the patient’s ongoing treatment and health.
Squamous cell carcinoma occurs when damaging agents affect the skin. One of the dangers of squamous cell carcinoma is that the lesions associated with this type of cancer can be difficult to spot on your own. Even though squamous cell carcinoma is usually slow growing, it can easily spread to other areas of the body.
Contact a 9/11 Cancer Lawyer to Learn Your Options for Recovery
If you or someone you love suffers from skin cancers and was exposed to damaging agents from 9/11, contact a 9/11 lawyer at Pitta & Baione by completing our contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667.
Pitta & Baione Successful Claims
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Secured an expedited award for a former Lower Manhattan corporate executive who developed 9/11 breast cancer.
Favorable result secured for an NYPD detective who responded to the attacks and later suffered from 9/11 brain 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.
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 a wrongful death award on behalf of a Lower Manhattan corporate executive who was diagnosed with 9/11 leukemia.
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 Local 94 operating engineer who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and was later found disabled by 9/11 lung disease.
NASAL 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.
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.
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.
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.
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