The main function of the kidneys is to filter waste products from the blood. For individuals who were exposed to the toxic dust cloud after the 9/11 attacks, this also meant processing deadly contaminants that were burning at high heat when ingested. Some of these toxins included: polychlorinated biphenyls, cement, glass, asbestos, gypsum, building materials, cellulose, and synthetic molecules.
Research shows that first responders and survivors exposed to the 9/11 toxic dust covering Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero are at a higher risk for cancers affecting the kidney and bladder. These organs play a vital role in processing the waste circulating throughout the body and provide the chance for prolonged exposure to carcinogens when ingested.
Treatment options for kidney cancer are:
- Ablation and other local therapies
- Active surveillance
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured or have loved ones who have been injured by exposure from the toxic debris of 9/11. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with a 9/11-related kidney cancer, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.