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Monthly Archives: March 2017

9/11 Lawyer Troy Rosasco to Lecture on WTC Victim Compensation Fund Claims

March 30, 2017

By on 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report

Turley Hansen founding partner and 9/11 lawyer Troy Rosasco will be giving an updated 9/11 VCF lecture for Lawline  in NYC on April 10, 2017. Mr. Rosasco previously lectured  for Lawline on the original James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010.  The new lecture will focus on the James Zadroga Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the differences between the two acts. Lawyers can earn Continuing Legal Education credit for watching this practical lecture on April 10th or at a later time on streaming video. The lecture is not just for lawyers. It will be taught in a easy to… READ ARTICLE

Turley Hansen Obtains $2.98 Million 9/11 Fund “Group B Claim” Award – Largest “Group B” Award to Date

March 15, 2017

By on 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report

The 2017 9/11 Status Report indicates that the highest 9/11 Award amount for “Group B” claims through 12/31/2016 was $2,980,984.94. Of the 2,424 “Group B” compensation determinations made, Turley Hansen can confirm that this award was made to one of our very ill and deserving 9/11 clients. (see page 13 of the 2017 VCF Status Report).

What Head and Neck Cancers are Covered by the Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program?

March 14, 2017

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The dust, fumes, and debris inhaled at and around Ground Zero are responsible for the development of a wide range of cancers in 9/11 survivors and responders. This includes numerous forms of head and neck cancers (including oral cavity, throat, voice box, sinuses, nasal cavity and salivary gland cancers). Many if not most such cancers are covered by both the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) as well as the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). The 9/11 cancer compensation lawyers at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco help those suffering from 9/11-related head and neck cancers get the compensation and treatment they need… READ ARTICLE

What is the Deadline for Filing a Claim Under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund?

March 9, 2017

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The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) can be a vital lifeline for those who have suffered losses because of a 9/11-related illness or injury. But that lifeline can be lost forever if critical filing deadlines are missed. There are multiple deadlines which apply to claims for compensation from the VCF, and knowing which deadline applies to your particular circumstances can be complicated. The experienced WTC lawyers at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco help individuals and families with their VCF claims, including registering those claims in a timely manner. General VCF Deadlines: Two-Years from Determination That Illness Was 9/11-Related Generally, a… READ ARTICLE

If I Have a 9/11-Related Cancer, Can I Continue to See My Own Doctor?

March 7, 2017

By on Cancers Covered by the Zadroga Act

Being diagnosed with cancer is just the start of a long and often difficult treatment journey. The relationship between a cancer patient and their doctor is at the center of that journey. As such, it is understandable that many individuals suffering from a 9/11-related cancer would want to continue to see their own physician. If you are one of the thousands of people diagnosed with cancer arising from your presence at or near Ground Zero, you can continue to see your own doctor. However, whether the costs of your treatment will be covered by the World Trade Center Health Program… READ ARTICLE