9/11 Victim Fund Deadlines

Important 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Alert Extended Registration Deadline for Death Claims

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has just extended the wrongful death deadline to July 31, 2021 for all families who lost loved ones exposed to the 9/11 toxins, which includes first responders and people who worked, lived, or went to school in Lower Manhattan. This news should provide hope and help to many families […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Fund Deadlines, The Victims' Compensation Fund

Service on 9/11 and Service in Iraq – One Man’s Story

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

A retired Army Reservist Captain, New York Police Lieutenant, National Guard Officer, an intelligence officer. All four titles have been earned by one man – Anthony Caruso. This man has experienced 9/11 full circle – from the attack on the World Trade Center to serving in the war in Iraq. And Anthony Caruso still feels […]

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Posted under: 9/11 First Responders

Uterine Cancer is Not a “VCF Covered Condition” for 9/11 Survivors

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and World Trade Center Health Program cover approximately 70 cancers, considered “VCF covered conditions,” which provide free health care to eligible first responders, residents, employees and students who were in Lower Manhattan at the time of the terrorist attacks and in the months after. One condition not considered a […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers

Remembering 9/11 Hero, Officer Dennis Murphy

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP and the entire 9/11 community are mourning the passing of a retired NYPD Officer who unfortunately succumbed to his 9/11 cancer in late October. It is a terrible loss for the entire community, especially in light of the increase in recent years of the passing of those who were first […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Heroes
Phil and Louis Alvarez

My Hospice: Luis Alvarez’s Story

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Last summer, the presence of former NYPD detective Luis Alvarez became more visible as he testified before Congress for the passage of the bill that he was named for: “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.” Awareness of Detective Alvarez’ honor […]

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Posted under: First Responders

9/11 First Responder Dies of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Amid the toxic fumes at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Nick and Margaret Ursta had just one face mask to filter contaminants in the air, so they took turns wearing it. The Urstas had traveled from Pittsburgh with a crew of fellow first responders from the White Oak Rescue […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers

Children of 9/11 Firefighters Honoring Their Fathers

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, a very special graduation ceremony took place. It was a ceremony that will forever be memorable because along with accomplishing their dreams, some of these graduates were honoring their fathers, who either died as 9/11 firefighters or have since succumbed to cancer or a related illness because of their service […]

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Posted under: FDNY

Students of Lower Manhattan | 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Tens of thousands of students in Lower Manhattan breathed in 9/11 dust and experienced high levels of asbestos exposure which was released into the air by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One week after the attacks, students at the Downtown NYC schools — including 28 NYC public schools, the Borough of Manhattan Community […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Survivors