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Monthly Archives: October 2017

What Happens When a 9/11 Compensation Claimant Dies Before an Award is Made?

October 27, 2017

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received and processed thousands of claims since it was established. With so many claimants and a process that involves detailed review of applications and supporting evidence, it can take a long time before any money reaches a claimant’s pockets. Sadly, some 9/11 victims pass away while their claim for compensation is still being evaluated. When that happens, the victim’s family still may be eligible for compensation. But there are steps they need to take in order for that to happen. The World Trade Center lawyers at Turley Hansen & Partners work with the… READ ARTICLE

Cluster of Kids Who Attended Lower Manhattan Schools After 9/11 Now Being Diagnosed With Cancer

October 20, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

When we think of the victims of 9/11, we tend to think of the first responders, recovery workers and the tens of thousands of adults who were going about their business in Lower Manhattan on that terrible day and in the weeks and months that followed. But the area around ground zero was also full of schools and classrooms. Now, some young adults who were students at one of those schools in 2001 are reporting that they have developed cancer and other health problems because of the same toxic dust that has sickened thousands of others over the past 16… READ ARTICLE

New York EMTs and Paramedics Are Struggling to Get Disability Benefits for Their 9/11-Related Conditions

October 13, 2017

By on Lawyer Representation

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center, thousands of New York City firefighters were on the scene, breathing in the toxic dust that would lead to a wide array of serious medical problems as well as the deaths of hundreds of firefighters from those illnesses. But the brave members of the NYFD weren’t the only ones rushing to help, of course. Hundreds of paramedics and EMTs were at Ground Zero as well. But even though they were exposed to the same toxic air as their firefighter colleagues, these medical first responders are being denied disability… READ ARTICLE

Disability Payments for 9/11-Related Cancers Could be Denied Even If the WTC Health Program Finds in Your Favor

October 6, 2017

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

There is no question that leukemia is a WTC-Related Physical Health Condition for which 9/11 victims, first-responders and recovery workers who have been diagnosed with the condition may obtain compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). In order for leukemia patients to be eligible for VCF compensation, as well as cost-free treatment under the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), a doctor or other medical professional needs to determine that the leukemia is related to your 9/11 exposure. But even if you have been certified by the WTCHP as having 9/11-related leukemia, you still may be facing an uphill… READ ARTICLE