Lymphoma is one of the Top 5 Certified cancers identified by the World Trade Center Health Program. Survivors and first responders exposed to the massive toxic cloud at Ground Zero and across Lower Manhattan inhaled significant amounts of debris and fumes. These contaminants have been linked to cancers including lymphoma, both non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin
There have been numerous cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma reported from first responders, residents, workers, teachers, and students that were in the Downtown Manhattan area linked to toxin exposure during and after the 9/11 attacks. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma originates in the person’s lymph system- the system responsible for fighting diseases throughout the body. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the most common type of lymphoma that involves the development of small tumors called “lymphocytes” that impede the ability of the lymph’s in the body to keep the body safe.
Hodgkin lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin disease, is one of the many cancers found among 9/11 first responders and survivors. This cancer adversely affects the white blood cells and compromises a person’s immune system, deteriorating their capability to fight infections. Hodgkin lymphoma is less common than non-Hodgkin lymphoma and involves cells growing abnormally beyond the lymphatic system.
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 9/11-related non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma, 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.