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Monthly Archives: June 2011

WTC Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer Hansen Quoted on New Zadroga Act Rules

June 28, 2011

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Daniel J. Hansen, a partner at the Zadroga Act Claim law firm of Turley, Hansen & Partners was quoted last week in Metro NY on the new 9 11 Victim Compensation Fund draft rules released by Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. Like his partner Troy Rosasco, Hansen was disappointed that the new rules only permit compensation for “physical harm”, not for psychological injuries. 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, at a “Town Hall” meeting tomorrow night, 6/29 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the United Federation of Teachers office located at 50 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Zadroga 9/11 Special Master Sheila Birnbaum Issues New Rules for Victim Compensation Fund Procedures

June 21, 2011

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Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has released updated draft regulations regarding Zadroga claims procedures. new rules limit compensation to those claims involving “physical harm”. new rules significantly expand the geographic boundaries for claimants the decisions of Dr. John Howard , Director of the World Trade Center Health Program, on which illnesses will be covered, including certain cancers, will guide the Special Master.
new rules permit the “amendment” of prior Victim Compensation Fund claims made under the original Fund, which closed in December 2003 The Special Master will have to “pro-rate” or reduce the initial awards, which may upset some claimants.

Zadroga Act Lawyers Hansen and Rosasco Interviewed for BBC Documentary Film on 9/11 10th Anniversary

June 16, 2011

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The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC), a worldwide leader in television news reporting, visited our side of the pond last week to interview Turley Hansen Partner Troy Rosasco at our office in The Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan for a documentary commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Troy Rosasco answered questions about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act and re-opening of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. After leaving our office, they were off to interview Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Co-Sponsor of the Zadroga Act in the US House of Representatives.