Medical surveillance – and not the increase of thyroid cancer itself – has been found to be the primary reason for the increased detection rate of 9/11-related thyroid cancer diagnoses among World Trade Center-exposed male firefighters, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. So, what does this mean? Simply stated, […]Read More
9/11 First Responders
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 […]Read More
I spent over an hour on the phone this morning with a widow whose husband recently died of 9/11 related colon cancer. He was a volunteer fireman who traveled from five states over on September 12, 2001 to help with rescue and recovery efforts at to Ground Zero. A real hero.Read More
9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!
So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.Read More
“So here he [the Pope] comes now to Ground Zero and I’m sure he will once again strongly, strongly condemn those who somehow feel it is their mission, it is somehow part of their perverse ideology to destroy us.”Read More
Today, many 9/11 first responders, survivors and area workers have been suffering with breathing complications such as chronic sinusitis, COPD and other pulmonary diseases. The most alarming are the increasing cancer cases coming out in staggering numbers among those exposed. When the ruling was passed in October, 2012 to include cancer as a 9/11 covered condition under the Zadrogra Act. There are now 62 different types of cancers that are recognized as a 9/11 related condition.Read More
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Announces Program Statistics: Progress Continues, But What May Be Holding Up Your Claim?
In order to be compensated for 9/11 related illnesses or injuries, an individual will need to be determined “eligible” by the VCF by meeting certain criteria. There are 6,901 eligibility Claims that are on hold right now due to missing paperwork and information. The VCF will send correspondence to your law firm to alert them should these items be missing.Read More
Since 2003, the 9/11 Volunteer Fund was only compensating those who were volunteering under agencies such as FEMA or the Red Cross. Advocates argue that this was unfair to those who had selflessly gone down Ground Zero on their own volition and strongly feel that these benefits were improperly denied. Just recently it was announced that the Workers’ Compensation Board will reconsider and offer workers’ compensation benefits to those who did not volunteer under an agency. According to a recent Newsday article, the appellate division will review “any re-opening/re-consideration requests for Claimants who have received decisions which were decided upon the volunteer affiliation basis.”Read More