Approximately 3,000 individuals are diagnosed with mesothelioma
Approximately 2,500 people suffering from mesothelioma die each year from the disease, making mesothelioma one of the deadliest cancers. Mesothelioma cancer affects more men than women and often develops when a person reaches the age of sixty (60) or seventy (70). Exposure to asbestos is an important risk factor for developing mesothelioma. As such, any person who has worked in conditions where asbestos was present should be aware of just how severe and deadly mesothelioma can be.
Can you get mesothelioma from World Trade Center exposure and is this covered under the Zadroga act?
Unfortunately I have seen that condition certified by the VCF as related to 9/11 exposure. During the time that people were down there dust particles and all sorts of debris were left floating through the air, people were breathing it in and even people with face masks were at risk.
People were told that the air was safe when they returned to the area to help clean up. It’s pretty clear based on a lot of the injuries that we’re seeing pop up today that it wasn’t safe at all. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you think you developed it after exposure from the 9/11 aftermath you could be eligible for an award from the VCF. Please give us a call for more information.
The devastating nature of the 9/11 terrorist attacks did not end with individuals being injured and killed from the blasts. Nearly two decades later, 9/11 first responders and survivors are continuing to suffer from the heinous acts on our soil, with many of them developing a variety of cancers, including, among others, mesothelioma. Numerous first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks who are facing mesothelioma and other cancers may be eligible for compensation by filing a 9/11 Zadroga Cancer Claim. At Parker Waichman LLP, we understand just how debilitating and painful cancer can be, especially when cancer is linked to exposure to toxic substances following the 9/11 attacks. Our legal team helps victims seek and receive compensation by filing a 9/11 Zadroga Cancer Claim.
Mesothelioma and Exposure to Toxins Resulting from the 9/11 Terror Attacks
Because mesothelioma affects the layer of a majority of our internal organs, often targeting the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), the disease can become deadly very quickly. Mesothelioma does not have a cure, but many people can extend their lives by seeking prompt medical treatment. Looking out for key symptoms is crucial to early detection of such a deadly disease. 9/11 first responders and survivors should be especially aware of the link between exposure to toxic substances, such as asbestos, following the 9/11 attacks, and the development of mesothelioma.
Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma (lung) and peritoneal mesothelioma (abdomen) to look out for include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Coughing that may be painful;
- Flu-like symptoms;
- Difficulty breathing;
- Shortness of breath;
- Noticeable lumps of tissue under the skin on the chest;
- Weight loss;
- Chest pains, especially under the rib cage;
- Abdominal pain;
- Abdominal swelling; and
- Noticeable lumps of tissue under the skin on the abdomen.
Other forms of mesothelioma exist, but they are extremely rare. Therefore, most cases of the disease will involve the lungs or abdomen. Mesothelioma and many other types of cancer are often deadly because symptoms do not manifest in all cases of the disease. As such, even if no symptoms are present, any person who has been exposed to asbestos should seek routine medical treatment and monitoring to determine if there are any signs of mesothelioma. Any 9/11 first responder or survivor who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma deserves to receive compensation to help with pain and suffering, medical treatment, and the inability to work. It is unfortunate that 9/11 victims are continuing to suffer the consequences of a horrific terrorist attack nearly two decades later.
Contact a New York 9/11 Zadroga Mesothelioma Claims Attorney Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you are a 9/11 first responder or survivor and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider what legal options may be available to you by speaking with a New York 9/11 Zadroga mesothelioma claims attorney. Because there are limits on how much time you have to file a claim, it is crucial to act quickly to speak with an attorney. With four office locations in New York, Parker Waichman LLP is a leading national law firm that represents numerous 9/11 first responders and survivors who have developed mesothelioma. With the help of our legal team, 9/11 victims have been able to receive the compensation they need and deserve. To learn more, contact Parker Waichman LLP today by calling (800) YOUR-LAWYER (968-7529) to schedule your free consultation.
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