First Responders

Unsung Heroes of 9/11: Verizon, Con Ed and Time Warner Workers

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many answered the call on September 11, 2001. Firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and medical professionals – among a long list of brave professionals. One group that has either gone unmentioned or received little coverage is made up of the men and women who attend to communication, electricity, water, and gas utilities. Yes, utility workers. They […]

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Phil and Louis Alvarez

My Hospice: Luis Alvarez’s Story

By 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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WTC First Responders and Recovery Workers Need to Act NOW to Preserve Their Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to provide compensation and resources to those who have suffered as a result of the September 11th attacks. But for New York first responders, rescue workers, and recovery workers, the VCF is not the only potential source of compensation for 9/11-related illnesses. The conditions caused by 9/11 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, First Responders

FDNY Publishes Most Comprehensive 9/11 Health Impact Study Ever Done

By Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 9/11 15th Anniversary, 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, Colon Cancer, FDNY, FDNY WTC Health Program, First Responders, Lung Cancer, NYPD, Skin Cancer, Thyroid Cancer

WTC First Responders Have Major Increase in 9/11 Prostate and Thyroid Cancers

By Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 NYPD, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, Breast Cancer, FDNY, First Responders, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Leukemia, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program, Thyroid Cancer

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals: What You Need to Know

By Hansen & Rosasco

You have a right to file an appeal if you disagree with a decision of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). For example, you may disagree with how the VCF calculated your award and ask for an increase in monetary compensation.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Appeals, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, First Responders, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Multiple Myeloma, NYPD, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program

What 9/11 Victims Need to Know About Suing Saudi Arabia under JASTA

By Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 JASTA, 9/11 Lawyer Representation, FDNY, First Responders, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, NYPD

9/11 FDNY Hero Tim Brown Appears on Telecare TV to Remember 15th Anniversary of WTC Attacks

By Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Heroes, FDNY, First Responders, NYPD, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

“9/11: Fifteen Years Later” Documentary to Air on CNN

By Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Film Documentary, CNN 9/11 Film, FDNY, First Responders, NYPD, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 First Responder NYPD Detective Joe Sweeney Speaks at Democratic National Convention

By Hansen & Rosasco

Detective Joe Sweeney was an NYPD officer and detective for over 21 years serving his city and his country. Both his proudest and saddest day on the job was 9/11/2001 when he was called to work in the smoke and the ash and search first for survivors – then for remains.Joe spoke as an American first. He stood there as a shining example of the many humble and selfless law enforcement officers who protect us across this country every day. Way to go Joe!

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program