Illnesses Covered

Zadroga 9/11 Town Hall Forums Scheduled for New Jersey, Queens and Long Island

By Hansen & Rosasco

Zadroga 9/11 Act Special Master Sheila Birnbaum just announced a new series of Zadroga Act Town Hall Forums sponsored by the Justice Department for 9/11 victims and first responders in the next two weeks. Special thanks is due our friend and 9/11 Advocate Nicole B. Simpson for her hard work helping coordinate the New Jersey Zadroga Act forum.

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Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum Wins Hearts and Minds of 9/11 Victims at Town Hall Meeting

By Hansen & Rosasco

Ms. Birnbaum directly addressed the difficult issue of whether there was enough total money ($2.8 billion) in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to fully compensate all claimants. Ms. Birnbaum deftly handled all the audience questions. She looked claimants in the eye and did not over-promise. She explained difficult concepts of damages in plain language, while always assuring the claimants that the process would be fair and transparent. She was part therapist, part skilled litigator, part hometown hero and most of all – a friend and advocate for victims.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility