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Do You Have to be a First Responder to have a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

May 26, 2017

By on 9/11 Cancers

The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was in the “9/11 crash site area” (generally see map below) between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002 may be eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Their work activity does not have to do with anything related to the 9/11 rescue, recovery or cleanup. To date, […]

Turley Hansen Obtains $2.98 Million 9/11 Fund “Group B Claim” Award – Largest “Group B” Award to Date

March 15, 2017

By on 2017 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Status Report

The 2017 9/11 Status Report indicates that the highest 9/11 Award amount for “Group B” claims through 12/31/2016 was $2,980,984.94. Of the 2,424 “Group B” compensation determinations made, Turley Hansen can confirm that this award was made to one of our very ill and deserving 9/11 clients. (see page 13 of the 2017 VCF Status Report).

9/11 Responders and Residents Exposed to WTC Dust 15 Times More Likely to Develop Neuropathy

January 29, 2016

By on 9/11 Cancers

Peripheral Neuropathy Affecting 9/11 Survivors A new study published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concludes the exposure to World Trade Center (WTC) dust after 9/11 is associated with “neuropathic symptoms”.  The new  research, conducted by Marc Wilkenfeld, MD and associates from Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New York, substantiates the growing number of physical symptoms of 9/11 responders and lower Manhattan residents who are complaining of sensations of “burning, pain, numbness and tingling” in their hands and feet.  Turley Hansen has been representing clients with peripheral neuropathy for over 25 years, usually as it […]

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