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 […]Read More
Joe Battista was an FDNY firefighter who worked for months at Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks, and then spent time sifting through debris at the Fresh Kills landfill looking for human remains. This soul-crushing work eventually took its toll. Battista was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as having 9/11-related […]Read More
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!Read More
God bless the medical professionals at the FDNY WTC Health Program. They just published a thorough 100`page study on the health impacts of 9/11 on FDNY rescue and recovery workers (Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics, Officers, civilians and retirees) for the past 15 years. See the New 2016 FDNY 9/11 Health Impact Study here.Read More
If you were a 9/11 first responder, a new study shows you need to be on the watch for thyroid and prostate cancers. This matches the experience of the 9/11 attorneys at Turley Hansen where the numbers of our clients with 9/11 prostate and thyroid cancers are outpacing other 9/11 cancers.Read More
Let’s be clear! At this point no 9/11 lawyer can tell you with any certainty that you have a good case against Saudi Arabia under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which was passed by Congress last week. No lawyer- no law firm – period! End of story.Read More
FDNY hero Tim Brown will appear on Telecare TV tomorrow, September 7, 2016, with 9/11 Victim Compensation Attorney Troy Rosasco to remember the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Read More
As disturbing as this documentary film is, I think many of us need to watch this film. I first saw the original version in 2002. I promise you – you will “Never Forget” 9/11 if you watch this film. It will also put our continuing fight against groups like ISIS in a much clearer perspective.Read More
In a strongly worded opinion slamming the New York City Fire Department Pension Board, New York Supreme Court Justice Richard Velasquez found that the Pension Board acted in “bad faith” and will be “sanctioned” for denying death benefits to the widow of a hero 9/11 firefighter. Bottom Line – the New York Fire Department Pension Board was appropriately “taken to the woodshed”. Let it be a lesson to all New York Pension Board’s in the future treat 9/11 heroes fairly.Read More
For a full copy of the Zadroga 9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization bill released by the House last night, click this link: Zadroga Reauthorization Act 2015 Final Highlighted.
Remember , the Act must still be voted on and approved by Congress and sent to the President for his signature. We will keep you informed of further details.Read More