As we move closer to the twenty-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders and survivors continue to develop deadly cancers and diseases each year. Because such cancers and diseases do not develop overnight, it has taken many years to demonstrate the strong link between exposure to toxic substances resulting from the 9/11 attacks and the development of cancer and other malignant diseases such as lymphoproliferative disorders.
What are Lymphoproliferative Disorders (LPDs)?
Lymphoproliferative Disorders (LPDs) are a group of diseases that involve the excessive growth of lymphatic cells. While LPDs are not considered a specific category of cancer, the treatment for LPDs is often the same as the treatment for cancer. People suffering from an LPD typically have compromised immune systems as well as other underlying diseases. While genetic factors do contribute to many cases of LPDs, some victims will develop the disease after exposure to toxins, much like individuals exposed to asbestos are at risk for developing mesothelioma.
At Parker Waichman LLP, our nationally-recognized 9/11 Zadroga Cancer Claims Lawyers are nationally-recognized trial attorneys known for providing legal representation to victims of the 9/11 attacks, including, among others, first responders and survivors who are facing cancer and other diseases related to exposure to toxic substances at ground zero. Our legal team continues to help many clients receive compensation by filing a 9/11 Zadroga Cancer Claim.
Lymphoproliferative Disorders (LPDs) and Exposure to Toxins Resulting from the 9/11 Terror Attacks
Most cases of lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) are linked to genetic factors and other underlying diseases that compromise the immune system, such as HIV. However, for individuals who develop an LPD that can be linked to exposure to toxic substances, it is essential to watch for any symptom that seems abnormal or off in any way. LPDs do not always exhibit symptoms, and many signs and symptoms of LPDs are the same as for countless other health conditions. As such, all 9/11 first responders and survivors should undergo routine medical monitoring to check for signs and symptoms of LPDs, cancer, and other severe health conditions.
Common symptoms that may be associated with lymphoproliferative disorders include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Flu-like symptoms;
- Weight loss;
- Enlarged lymph nodes;
- Chest pain;
- Coughing; and
- Shortness of breath.
Because LPDs are life-threatening, it is imperative to pay attention to any possible symptom that may be linked to an LPD or cancer. As 9/11 first responders and survivors continue to face diagnoses of LPDs and cancer year after year, our country learns just how consequential the 9/11 attacks have been, especially for those individuals who were exposed to the toxic elements at ground zero. While nothing can be done to undo an LPD or cancer diagnosis, compensation and medical treatment under the 9/11 Zadroga Act has helped victims cope and overcome their life-changing diseases. Many victims may not be aware that they have rights and options available to them. As such, speaking with an attorney about filing a 9/11 Zadroga Cancer Claim is an excellent first step to facing and overcoming a potentially deadly illness.
Contact a New York Zadroga 9/11 Lymphoproliferative Disorder Claims Attorney Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have been diagnosed with a lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD), and you are a 9/11 first responder or survivor, you may be entitled to compensation through the 9/11 Zadroga Act’s Victim Compensation Fund. To find out if you have any legal options, it is essential to speak with a qualified Zadroga Lymphoproliferative Disorder claims lawyer right away as time is limited to file a claim. With four office locations in New York, Parker Waichman LLP is a nationally-recognized firm that handles multiple 9/11 Zadroga claims on a regular basis. To learn more, contact Parker Waichman LLP today by calling (800) YOUR-LAWYER (968-7529) to schedule your free consultation.
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