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Yearly Archives: 2017

Pension Problems Plague 9/11 Survivors and Raise Alarm Among Doctors

December 28, 2017

By on 9/11 Lawyer Representation

Recently, we’ve written about the unjust struggles that many 9/11 first responders and recovery workers have had in their efforts to obtain disability and workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled. To add insult to injury, an increasing number of these heroes are facing another battle, this time in obtaining pension benefits. As recently reported in The Chief, one of the top doctors in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) is ringing alarm bells about the negative health effects to 9/11 responders and workers caused by the staggering rate of pension benefit denials. Dr. Michael Crane, the Medical… READ ARTICLE

WTC Health Program Expands on Long Island

December 14, 2017

By on 9/11 Lawyer Representation

If you live on Long Island and are a member of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), the treatments, resources, and facilities available to you have significantly expanded and improved. Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program in Commack In November 2017, a new WTCHP Clinical Center of Excellence opened in Commack. The center is part of Stony Brook University’s WTC Wellness Program. The WTC Wellness Program includes patient care, research, education and outreach. As a component of the Wellness Program, the WTC Health Program provides health monitoring and personalized medical care for 9/11 responders at clinics in Nassau and Suffolk… READ ARTICLE

Teachers at Stuyvesant HS and Other Lower Manhattan Schools After 9/11 Now Seeing Increased Cancer Rates

November 24, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

Stuyvesant High School is one of the most prestigious and competitive in New York City. It is also one of the closest to where the Twin Towers once stood. On 9/11 and during the weeks that followed, Stuyvesant was used by first responders and recovery workers as a staging area. Tons of debris from Ground Zero was loaded on to barges 150 yards from the school. Stuyvesant opened about a month after the attacks. Now, 16 years later, teachers who returned to their school in October 2001 are voicing concerns about increased rates of cancer and other illnesses among faculty… READ ARTICLE

New Law Provides Unlimited Sick Leave Benefits for New York First Responders Suffering From 9/11-Related Conditions

November 17, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

Recently, we’ve written about the struggles some 9/11 first responders, recovery workers and others have had in obtaining treatment and compensation for the illnesses they acquired as a result of their brave and selfless work in the hours, days, and months after the September 11th attacks. A recent New York Post article shined a light on how  EMTs and paramedics seeking disability for their 9/11-related conditions were being denied benefits at an extremely high rate. Similarly, the New York Daily News told the story of a criminal investigator who was denied disability and workers compensation benefits even though his condition… READ ARTICLE

Can I Still Get Treatment Through the WTC Health Program If I Move Away from the NYC Area?

November 10, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

Americans are not known for staying put. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.5 percent of the U.S. population – or 35.7 million Americans –  moved between 2013 and 2014 alone. People may move for a new job, to be closer to family, or to retire somewhere warmer, among other reasons. But if you live in the New York City area and are receiving treatment under the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) for cancer or other 9/11-related conditions, you may be concerned that you may lose that treatment if you move far away. Luckily, the WTCHP has a network… READ ARTICLE

Is Nerve Damage (Neuropathy) a 9/11-Related Condition Eligible for Compensation?

November 3, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) provides free medical monitoring and treatment for individuals who have suffered physical injuries and illnesses arising out of or related to the September 11th attacks. But only those conditions contained on the WTCHP’s list of “WTC-Related Physical Health Conditions” qualify for benefits under the program. Adding Conditions to the List Conditions can be added to the list if new research and evidence shows a causal relationship between 9/11 terrorist site exposures and those health conditions. In late 2016, a petition was filed with the WTCHP to add Neuropathy to the list of eligible… READ ARTICLE