The World Trade Center Health Program’s Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence will be sponsoring a series of free legal clinics in December 2012 and January 2013 for individuals seeking help in filing claims under the Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Pre-Registration Required. Space is limited. To register, please call Migdalia Alonso at Turley. Hansen & Partners toll free at 1-877-693-2529 x112.Read More
The message from the WTC Health Program is clear: If you were a 9/11 first responder, worker or resident in the “crash site” area” and have any of the cancers now covered under the Zadroga Act, you should contact either your local Clinical Center of Excellence or the National Program now to begin the process of certifying your particular cancer for free treatment under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.Read More
His attorney, Troy Rosasco of Ronkonkoma, who represents about 500 first responders, called having cancer covered “a godsend.” But he, like others, said he is worried there won’t be enough money.Read More
Turley Hansen 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund client Joseph Vuoso was profiled in Newsday today in relation to the welcome news of the final cancer coverage ruling. In addition, our Zadroga Act client James Bruisma, a former NYPD Detective with lymphoma, was interviewed on FIOS 1 today.Read More
Turley, Hansen & Rosasco’ attorney Troy Rosasco previously testified before Dr. Howard urging the inclusion of certain cancers for both medical treatment and compensation under the new James Zadroga Act.Read More
Turley, Hansen and Partners believe that the following types of cancer should be included in the World Trade Center Health Program and that claimants with such cancers should be allowed to apply for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund:
Blood Cancers, including Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Head, Neck and Throat cancer
Oral cancer, including Tongue Cancer and Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer (Cancer of the esophagus)
Lung Cancer, including Mesothelioma
Melanoma (skin) Cancer
help those who are currently trying to make the hard decision whether to pursue 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund benefits or gamble on a lawsuit.Read More
The new Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund officially opened for business today. In a surprise move, VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has establissed a three step “phased in” application process starting today. Attorneys (or claimants without representation) can immediately “register” for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund here. A new “Eligibility Form” will be released to the public on or about 10/28/2011. On or about November 28, 2011, the Special Master will finally release the actual “Compensation Claim Form”. Eligible claimants will be able to see a new “Document Checklist” so they or their representatives can start assembling all necessary documents to perfect the claim.Read More
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Final Rules state that the Fund will be “open” to receive claims next Monday, October 3, 2011. However, to date, the all important 9/11 VCF application forms and claim filing instructions have not been posted on the Department of Justice website. Zadroga attorneys will then have a chance to digest the forms and begin the process of assembling all the information necessary for their clients to receive both the “economic damages” and “non-economic damages” they deserve.
As soon as the new 9/11 VCF forms are available, we will post them here.
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Final Rules were published by Special Master Sheila Birnbaum on August 29th, 2011. What changes were made from the “draft rules” which came out June 21st?
When will the 9/11 Fund be open for new claims?
Is an attorney necessary to file a and how much can they charge?
Does the 9/11 Fund have enough money to pay out all of the expected claims? How many claims are expected?