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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sheila L. Birnbaum Chosen as Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund Special Master

May 18, 2011

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the choice for the all important Victim Compensation Fund “Special Master” has been named by Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheila L. Birnbaum, one of the nation’s most experienced tort litigators and a Partner at the NYC mega Law Firm of Skadden Arps , will now fill the shoes that were once filled by prior Special Master Kenneth Feinberg. Ms. Birnbaum was recently successful in mediating $500 million of 9/11 litigation claims that were not part of the larger settlement with New York City at the request of federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein.

Zadroga Act Attorney Daniel J. Hansen Publishes Article on WTC 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claims

May 17, 2011

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Daniel J. Hansen, one of New York City’s most successful trial attorneys, recently published an article on the new Zadroga 9/11 Act in The Suffolk Lawyer, the official publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association, located in Long Island, New York. Last year, Mr. Hansen obtained a $19.6 million verdict for an injured construction worker. Dan is based out of our NYC office in the historic Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway.
The article details the differences between the original 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the Zadroga Act Fund which is slated to re-open this summer.

Zadroga Lawyer Submits Written Comments to NIOSH on Ground Zero WTC Cancers Among First Responders

May 9, 2011

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Supplementing his prior testimony at the NIOSH Zadroga Act Implementation public hearing on March 3, 2011 regarding Ground Zero and cancer, Troy Rosasco of Turley, Hansen & Rosasco submitted written comments to NIOSH recently regarding the inclusion of certain cancers among the list of WTC illnessses covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Act. Now let’s hope that in addition to listening, Dr. Howard and NIOSH decide to include coverage for various cancers under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.

Victim Compensation Fund/Zadroga Lawyers Write Article for Suffolk Bar Association Journal

May 2, 2011

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In a recent article published by the Suffolk County  Bar Association in “The Suffolk Lawyer,” Zadroga Act lawyers Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen, continue their efforts to inform the public and now other attorneys about the Zadroga Act and the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. http://www.scba.org/suffolk_lawyer/tsl0411.pdf Attorneys Rosasco and Hansen provided a detailed legal analysis to educate other attorneys in New York explaining how the Zadroga Act expanded the rights of clean-up and rescue workers, volunteers, residents, and students injured by the toxic fallout from the 9/11 attacks.  The article alerts lawyers that the previously closed 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund was being re-opened for new… READ ARTICLE