9/11 Cancers

World Trade Center Health Program Issues Medical Care Cards For Certified Cancer Patients

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The WTCHP works diligently to ensure that their patients are getting the best care and treatment for cancer conditions as well as any other 9/11 related illnesses. Many emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers as well as volunteers have become ill with cancer and other diseases since the September 11th attacks. Many continue to join the WTCHP each day and are now receiving the free health care and treatment that they deserve. The World Trade Center Health Program medical card simplifies the process of getting care for your 9/11 related cancer. With prior authorization from the World Trade Center Health Program, all you need to do is just present your card to the treating doctor that was approved by the WTCHP.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Topics, World Trade Center Health Program

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill To Re-open Registration For 9/11 Disability Pension And Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Those who participated in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero between September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2002, are now eligible to preserve their right to file future workers’ compensation claims and ¾ disability pensions should they become sick with a qualifying 9/11 related condition. Claimants must submit a WTC-12 Registration of Participation form no later than the deadline date of September 11, 2014.

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Posted under: 9/11 WTC Pensions, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Survivors, volunteers

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Releases 2nd Annual Status Report

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum recently published an annual report on the overall performance of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund over the past year. The report included a summary of key second year activities as well as the status of filed claims statistics and administrative costs.Over the past year, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund had made much progress by partnering with advocates and and elected officials in reaching out to the 9/11 community about the October 3, 2013 registration deadline.

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Posted under: First Responders, Lawyer Representation, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Denial Of 9/11 Disability Pensions Overturned: Recent Victory For Two First Responders

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Under the World Trade Center Presumptive Law, an applicant who is a permanently disabled 9/11 First Responder is entitled to a 3/4 pension because it is to be assumed the qualifying illness was related to exposure from World Trade Center toxins and debris. This does not apply if medical records show that an applicant had the qualifying illness prior to September 11, 2001.

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Posted under: 9/11 WTC Pensions

Toxic Particles Inhaled At Ground Zero Linked To Early Signs Of Kidney Damage In 9/11 First Responders

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

If kidneys are not functioning properly then albumin can leak into the urine and can cause what’s known as albuminuria. Persistent albuminuria may indicate the onset of kidney disease. The World Trade Center Health Program is still collecting information and data about First Responders and the relationship between Ground Zero exposure time and kidney damage. It is too early to understand the long term effects.

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Posted under: 9/11 and Kidney Disease, Illnesses Covered, World Trade Center Health Program

Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Makes First Payouts For Cancer

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

There are over 1,000 Claimants waiting for their cancer claims to be reviewed and deemed eligible for an award by the VCF. Once an award decision has been made by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Claimants will initially receive 10% of their award and the rest is expected to be paid out in 2016.

Overall, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has been allotted $2.775 billion for Claimants’ compensation of their cancer and other 9/11 related illnesses. According to VCF program statistics that were published on September 16th, there have been 78 claims that have been rendered compensation decisions for 9/11 related illnesses and over 2,000 under review.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures

New Study Shows Escalated Cancer Rate Among NYPD Officers Due To Ground Zero Exposure

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

NYPD and other officials are advising officers to watch their health if they were part of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Whether you were a police officer, firefighter or anyone who was exposed to Ground Zero dust and debris, you should enroll in the World Trade Center Health Program. The WTCHP doctors specialize in 9/11 related cancers and other illnesses. Even if you are not sick, the WTCHP offers free health monitoring and care.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, World Trade Center Health Program

Prostate Cancer Now a Covered Illness Under The 9/11 Zadroga Act

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Even though the addition of prostate cancer will not go into effect until October 21st, it is still very important to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The deadline for registration is October 3, 2013, which is only a few days away. By registering with the VCF, you are preserving your right to file a future claim for any 9/11 related illness. According to the latest statistics posted by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, over 30,309 people have registered as of September 15, 2013.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Illnesses Covered, Prostate Cancer, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program

Turley, Hansen & Partners Attends 9/11 Responder’s Night At Bethpage Ballpark

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

WTCHP representatives were on hand to answer questions as well as promote the importance for First Responders to join the World Trade Center Health Program for monitoring and treatment of their 9/11 related illnesses. “It’s wonderful to see people signing up for this free program. Not only will these First Responders receive free health care, it will greatly benefit them should they want to file a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in the future,” says Paralegal Lin Carson. She adds, “Since the WTCHP doctors specialize in 9/11 related illnesses, they really understand how exposure of these toxins is linked.”

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, World Trade Center Health Program

Has Your Cancer Been Certified By NIOSH And How Does This Affect Your 9/11 Zadroga Claim?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

If you have been diagnosed with a 9/11 related cancer, most likely you are being treated by either a private physician or through the World Trade Center Health Program. Typically, if you are getting treated by the WTCHP for cancer, then your cancer has already been certified by NIOSH. Check with your WTCHP nurse case manager to confirm this.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility