All upcoming Brooklyn 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund seminars are being held on Tuesdays between 4:30 – 5:00pm. The new correct dates are December 11th and 18th 2012 and January 15th and 22nd 2013.Read More
How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?
The World Trade Center Health Program’s Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence will be sponsoring a series of free legal clinics in December 2012 and January 2013 for individuals seeking help in filing claims under the Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Pre-Registration Required. Space is limited. To register, please call Migdalia Alonso at Turley. Hansen & Partners toll free at 1-877-693-2529 x112.Read More
The message from the WTC Health Program is clear: If you were a 9/11 first responder, worker or resident in the “crash site” area” and have any of the cancers now covered under the Zadroga Act, you should contact either your local Clinical Center of Excellence or the National Program now to begin the process of certifying your particular cancer for free treatment under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.Read More
His attorney, Troy Rosasco of Ronkonkoma, who represents about 500 first responders, called having cancer covered “a godsend.” But he, like others, said he is worried there won’t be enough money.Read More
Turley Hansen 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund client Joseph Vuoso was profiled in Newsday today in relation to the welcome news of the final cancer coverage ruling. In addition, our Zadroga Act client James Bruisma, a former NYPD Detective with lymphoma, was interviewed on FIOS 1 today.Read More
Bottom Line – currently, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) only has $2.775 billion dollars to split between all eligible victims. Until the various cancers were recently proposed to be included in the list of covered conditions, the Fund (given its limited pot of money) could potentially have made larger awards to victims with solely respiratory or digestive conditions.
However, if up to 50 cancers are added to the list of eligible conditions, it is likely that awards to the cancer victims will take up a large part of the overall Zadroga pie, making awards to non-cancer conditions potentially smaller.Read More
Thank goodness municipal employees have zealous attorneys like Chet Lukaszewski righting the wrongs of the NYC Disability Pension system. That’s why Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP sends all its NYC disability pension clients to Chet.Read More
The full ramifications of including cancers under the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are yet to be seen. It will certainly impact the procedural filing of claims with the Victim Compensation Fund. Unfortunately, it is likely to slow the process for all potential claimants since the Fund has a limited staff and resources. We will continue to report developments with the Fund as they become known.Read More
The new rule covering cancers under the 9/11 Zadroga Act is great news for many 9/11 responders and survivors. Please call Turley, Hansen & Rosasco t if you have any questions about your eligibilityfor health care of compensation under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.Read More