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Monthly Archives: August 2011

New FDNY Scientific Study in the Lancet Medical Journal Links Cancer to 9/11 Ground Zero Toxic Exposure

August 31, 2011

By on Illnesses Covered

a new scientific study linking 9/11 toxic exposure at Ground Zero among NYC firefighters and certain types of cancers will be published next month in the prestigious peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet.
concrete scientific evidence that Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum needs to allow first responders with certain cancers to file for compensation under the new Zadroga 9 11 Act.

Zadroga 9 11 Act Victim Compensation Fund Final Rules Published – “Crash Site” Expanded to Below Canal Street to Include Chinatown

August 29, 2011

By on Illnesses Covered

Zadroga Act Special Master Sheila Birnbaum today issued the long awaited Zadroga Act 911 Victim Compenstion Fund Final Rules & Comments. See the Zadroga Act Final Rule Press Release here. Perhaps the most important change which resulted from the numerous comments to the draft rules was the expansion of the “crash site” to the area below Canal Street in lower Manhattan (including a good portion of Chinatown). Unfortunately, the Special Master is still excluding both cancer and PTSD from compensation coverage. At this time, I am of the opinion that their is still a 50% chance that cancer will be eventually be covered under the Zadroga Act Victim Compensation Fund.

Zadroga 9/11 Claim Lawyer Rosasco Lectures on New Proposed Victim Compensation Fund Rules

August 26, 2011

By on Lawyer Representation

This follows my previous video lecture for Lawline regarding Zadroga 9/11 Act claims. I am sure that I will be writing and lecturing about the Final Zadroga Act Rules when they come out. I am predicting that theFinal Zadroga Act Rules will not be released until after the tenth anniversary of September 11th so as to not cause any controversy prior to that solemn event. This will allow the 9 11 Victim Compensation Fund to hopefully reopen in October for new claims as VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has previously stated.

Zadroga Act Lawyer Hansen Appears on CNN and FOX News to Discuss Cancer Insult

August 5, 2011

By on Illnesses Covered

Daniel J. Hansen of Turley, Hansen & Rosasco appeared last week on CNN and Fox News to criticize the decision of Dr. John Howard to exclude cancer from the conditions covered for both treatment and compensation under the Zadroga 9/11 Act. The failure of the federal government to currently include certain cancers for Zadroga 9/11 Act health benefits and compensation is an national disgrace. This decision by Dr. Howard is particularly puzzling because many of the expert medical doctors working in his own World Trade Center Treatment Program have written reports for their WTC victims stating that their cancers are related to Ground Zero toxic exposure.