9/11 Victim Compensation

What Was in the Dust from the World Trade Center?

By Hansen & Rosasco

The answer is the carcinogen asbestos. Exposure to asbestos causes the deadly cancer mesothelioma. In a Scientific American article, David Biello pointed out that burning plastic and asbestos released countless dioxins into the air upon the destruction of the Twin Towers. Ironically, the purpose of using asbestos in the construction of these structures was to […]

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9/11 Ground Zero journalists, reporters and camera operators are urged to seek compensation help from September 11th Victim Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

Journalists who rushed to cover the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 wrote the first draft of history. They thought of nothing except covering this story and keeping the public informed. Now, they are getting sick with 9/11-related cancers. Compensation and free lifetime medical help is available. Consider Bruce David Martin, who was a news […]

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Hospice Care Through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

At Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, we try to understand how difficult it is to make end-of-life decisions. We have supported 9/11 survivors and their families since 2001, offering the support, guidance, and comfort needed as they undergo treatments or decide to enter into hospice care. Please see Phil Alvarez, our Director of 9/11 Outreach […]

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President Trump Approves Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Extension to 2092

By Hansen & Rosasco

This is a significant but sad day for the entire 9/11 community. President Donald Trump just signed the permanent extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The new Zadroga Act has been renamed the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11 Victim Compensation Act”. The […]

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The Year of the WTC Survivor

By Hansen & Rosasco

  When a WTC-related death among fellow FDNY firefighters follows another death in quick succession, the sense of loss is all the more devastating. For those who were stricken with a terminal illness related to the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks during and after September 11, 2001, this sense of loss was magnified three-fold earlier this […]

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New Reduced Award Letters Issued by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for First Responders and 9/11 Victims at Ground Zero

By Hansen & Rosasco

  The 9/11 award determinations that have been cut by 50% due to “insufficient funding,” as announced by Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on February 15, 2019, are now being received by our angry and disappointed clients. One of our hero clients, a 9/11 first responder with prostate cancer (14,800), received an award notice last week […]

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Is There a Deadline to File a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Is there a deadline to file a claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)? Yes. All claims must be fully submitted to the VCF prior to December 18, 2020 – but you should consider filing sooner. The $7 billion fund dedicated to providing financial compensation is running dangerously low. In fact, Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special […]

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