The 9/11 terror attacks shaped the course of history in many ways. The aftermath of these tragic events has led to serious concerns over the short-term and long-term health effects of exposure to toxins encountered by thousands of individuals, including first responders, workers, volunteers, student, and residents that were there or participated in the rescue and cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania during September 11, 2001, and the ensuing months.
Months after the attacks, smoke from ongoing fires continued to pollute the air around the site and New York at large. Also, there was a rise in the number of NYC workers and residents with respiratory illnesses.
Although a week after 9/11, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Christie Whiteman, claimed that the air in New York was safe to breathe, people continued falling ill.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with kidney cancer or a similar 9/11-related cancer you may be eligible for a tax-free cash VCF kidney cancer award from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Cannata, Hendele & Cannata have helped more than two thousand responders and survivors , and have recovered more than $300 Million in compensation, including 9/11-related kidney cancer payouts, from the World Trade Center Victim Fund. Our WTC lawyers are standing by, ready to file your claim.
9/11 and kidney dancer diagnosis
In the weeks and months following September 11th, thousands of individuals worked tirelessly to clean up Ground Zero.
Recent clinical studies have linked the aerosolized building materials found in the toxic dust WTC, including asbestos, concrete, and gypsum, among over 2,500 other contaminants, can increase a persons risk of developing kidney cancer and other long term health affects including silicosis.
Some of the health conditions were noticed immediately, but some took years to develop due to the disease's long latency period. Research shows that victims of toxic exposure can develop symptoms of kidney cancer after 32 years of exposure to a carcinogen.
According to data available from the World Trade Center Health Program, kidney cancer currently ranks is among the top 10 certified cancers for compensation.
To date, more than 585 responders and 392 survivors have received compensation from the VCF for a certified 9/11 kidney cancer diagnosis.
Common symptoms of kidney cancer
Kidney cancer (kidney disease) is a type of cancer that begins in the kidneys. For adults, renal cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of kidney cancer.
Treatment for kidney cancer may include surgery, targeted therapies, radiation therapy, or a combination of health treatments.
According to cancer.org, symptoms of kidney cancer usually appear in places like urine or the lower back. Most of the symptoms have to do with kidney function and tumor growth. Common symptoms of kidney cancer include:
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the urine
- Lower back pain
- A muss or lump around your abdomen
- Anemia and fatigue
- Unexpected weight loss
- Recurring fevers
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, it's important to seek early diagnosis to avoid further development of the disease.
VCF compensation for 9/11 related kidney cancer claims
The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was created to provide compensation if you or your family member was exposed to toxins on or after the events of 9/11. Compensation usually varies based on the level of illness and the quality of life. VCF awards may include two types of compensation to responders and survivors for losses caused by their 9/11-related kidney cancer condition(s); economic as well as non-economic compensation .
Economic losses provide compensation for economic loss is usually awarded based on pecuniary losses, such as loss of earnings and employment benefits, burial or memorial (for deceased persons), and specific past medical expenses.
The VCF relies on third-party documentation to verify your eligibility for economic loss awards.
THE VCF also awards compensation for the non-economic loss to 9/11 victims whose way of life has been affected.
These awards may include compensation for loss of enjoyment or quality of life, inconvenience from treatments or surgery procedures due to kidney failure, physical impairment, and the mental anguish that comes from suffering from kidney cancer.
- Generally, the maximum non-economic loss awarded for a 9/11-related kidney cancer condition is $250,000. However, some recipients have received as much as $1 million in compensation. In some cases, the Special Master may consider multiple conditions — such as a diagnosis of multiple types of cancer — to determine whether you should be entitled to an award that exceeds this general limit.
- More claims have been processed even years later as growing connections have been established between exposure to dust, debris, and chemicals from the attacks and the development of kidney cancer.
When you work with an experienced 9/11 attorney at Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, we will ensure that you have access to the full benefits and compensation available to you through the Victim Compensation Fund.
How our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund lawyers can help
If you or a loved one has been affected by the events of September 11th, you don't have to fight alone or suffer in silence. The process of submitting a VCF can be long, tedious, involving, difficult, and very technical to handle all alone.
An experienced VCF lawyer can take you through the process, will be prepared for what to expect in order to avoid delays or a denial, and can ensure you receive your rightful compensation for your kidney cancer diagnosis.
With decades of experience handling VCF claims, you can trust our lawyers to help:
- Determine your eligibility
- File a VCF claim for kidney cancer
- Maximum your award payout
If you have questions about whether or not you have received all the compensation you are owed, if you are eligible to file a claim, or have been denied a claim and would like to discuss your options, we can help.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
Discuss your 9/11-related kidney cancer claim with a WTC VCF lawyer today
Unfortunately, kidney cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in responders and survivors of the attacks on 9/11.
If you have been diagnosed with 9/11-related kidney cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Even if you have applied in the past and received a denial or aren't sure if you meet the current kidney cancer eligibility guidelines, we encourage you to request a free consultation.
The process of submitting a VCF claim usually involves many complex regulations and confusing deadlines; a mistake, omission, or misunderstanding of the rules can cause serious delays or may even result in your claim being denied.
Cannata, Hendele & Cannata provides compassionate, aggressive representation to WTC victims and have a track record that speaks for itself.
Our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorneys have recovered more than $300 million for our clients, including recovering kidney cancer compensation for responders, survivors, and volunteer affected by 9/11.
We have been at the forefront of the Victim Compensation Fund renewal registration, lobbying in Washington since before the Fund was established. Don't wait until it's too late to file your claim.
Call 1-888-982-8428 today or contact us online to discuss your 9/11 kidney cancer claim with an experienced WTC lawyer at our firm.