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New Drug Offers Hope to Those Suffering From 9/11-Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia

September 22, 2017

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Leukemia, like lymphoma and multiple myeloma, is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and is one of the most common cancers among 9/11 responders and survivors. Many types of blood cancers are covered by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and are included on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. For those who are suffering from one particular type of leukemia, a new drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers hope for more effective treatment. Leukemia begins in cells in the bone marrow. Over time, the leukemia cancer cells suppress the development of […]

9/11 World Trade Center Health Program 2017 Anniversary Statement of John Howard, MD

July 10, 2017

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The 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program is an essential part of the 9/11 James Zadroga Act passed by Congress in 2010.  The program provides 100% health care coverage to 9/11 responders and survivors for both physical and psychological conditions related to their 9/11 related illnesses. Last week, Dr. John Howard, the Director of the Program, issued the above  video statement regarding the status of the program on it 7 th anniversary. When new potential clients call our office for lawyer representation in a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, they are often unaware of the important and potentially life saving […]

American Hero: FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer Dies from 9/11 Kidney Cancer

May 31, 2017

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Ray Pfeifer, a retired NYC firefighter and tireless advocate for the Zadroga Act, died Sunday evening of 9/11 kidney cancer at the age of 59. God bless his family, friends and brothers in the FDNY.

Ray was a hero until the very end. I recently saw Ray at a 9/11 fundraiser on April 15, 2017. The place was packed 300 strong with Ray’s supporters and admirers!

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Releases New 2017 Statistics

May 3, 2017

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The Good News! – The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has made substantial progress making decisions on the oldest claims. As of the end of 2016, almost 2,500 VCF compensation claims were awaiting a decision where the request for compensation had been made in 2015 or earlier. Since then, approximately 35% (or 875) have been decided. That is an amazing increase in the Fund’s productivity while not sacrificing quality.

Do You Need a Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer?

April 17, 2017

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Do you have a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim? If so, do you need a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney? How much does a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund lawyer cost? How do I know which 9/11 lawyer to choose? These are all good questions and this video and post by Troy Rosasco, a 9/11 lawyer at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, will try to give you the answers: Do you have a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim? If you worked, lived or routinely visited downtown Manhattan below Canal Street (the “9/11 crash site zone” ) between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002  AND have been diagnosed […]

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