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Daily News Joins Chorus of Voices Urging Federal Agencies and NY Pension Boards to Get Their Acts Together for 9/11 Victims

January 31, 2018

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

On the heels of an increasing number of stories about 9/11 victims being denied compensation, benefits, or care for conditions that have already been certified as 9/11-related, the New York Daily News published an editorial urging certain federal agencies and New York City pension authorities to clear roadblocks which they have placed in the way of victims. The editorial asked two specific questions: “Why is the federal labor department at odds with the rest of the U.S. government and universal opinion of the medical and scientific community in recognizing that the airborne toxins released in the destruction of the World […]

First Responders Still Fighting Battles to Get 9/11 Victim Compensation, Care, and Benefits

January 19, 2018

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

It has been more than 16 years since the September 11th attacks. One would like to think that the brave first responders and recovery workers who performed so heroically in the hours, days, and months after 9/11 would no longer have to struggle to get the 9/11 victim compensation, care, and benefits they so desperately need to address the many illnesses and health problems they continue to suffer from. Sadly, too many survivors and their families continue to face unjustifiable bureaucratic hurdles which only make an already difficult situation even worse. At Turley Hansen & Partners, we have been writing […]

Pension Problems Plague 9/11 Survivors and Raise Alarm Among Doctors

December 28, 2017

By on 9/11 Lawyer Representation

Recently, we’ve written about the unjust struggles that many 9/11 first responders and recovery workers have had in their efforts to obtain disability and workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled. To add insult to injury, an increasing number of these heroes are facing another battle, this time in obtaining pension benefits. As recently reported in The Chief, one of the top doctors in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) is ringing alarm bells about the negative health effects to 9/11 responders and workers caused by the staggering rate of pension benefit denials. Dr. Michael Crane, the Medical […]

WTC Health Program Expands on Long Island

December 14, 2017

By on 9/11 Lawyer Representation

If you live on Long Island and are a member of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), the treatments, resources, and facilities available to you have significantly expanded and improved. Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program in Commack In November 2017, a new WTCHP Clinical Center of Excellence opened in Commack. The center is part of Stony Brook University’s WTC Wellness Program. The WTC Wellness Program includes patient care, research, education and outreach. As a component of the Wellness Program, the WTC Health Program provides health monitoring and personalized medical care for 9/11 responders at clinics in Nassau and Suffolk […]

Teachers at Stuyvesant HS and Other Lower Manhattan Schools After 9/11 Now Seeing Increased Cancer Rates

November 24, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

Stuyvesant High School is one of the most prestigious and competitive in New York City. It is also one of the closest to where the Twin Towers once stood. On 9/11 and during the weeks that followed, Stuyvesant was used by first responders and recovery workers as a staging area. Tons of debris from Ground Zero was loaded on to barges 150 yards from the school. Stuyvesant opened about a month after the attacks. Now, 16 years later, teachers who returned to their school in October 2001 are voicing concerns about increased rates of cancer and other illnesses among faculty […]

New Law Provides Unlimited Sick Leave Benefits for New York First Responders Suffering From 9/11-Related Conditions

November 17, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

Recently, we’ve written about the struggles some 9/11 first responders, recovery workers and others have had in obtaining treatment and compensation for the illnesses they acquired as a result of their brave and selfless work in the hours, days, and months after the September 11th attacks. A recent New York Post article shined a light on how  EMTs and paramedics seeking disability for their 9/11-related conditions were being denied benefits at an extremely high rate. Similarly, the New York Daily News told the story of a criminal investigator who was denied disability and workers compensation benefits even though his condition […]

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