Illnesses Covered

New FDNY Scientific Study in the Lancet Medical Journal Links Cancer to 9/11 Ground Zero Toxic Exposure

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

a new scientific study linking 9/11 toxic exposure at Ground Zero among NYC firefighters and certain types of cancers will be published next month in the prestigious peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet.
concrete scientific evidence that Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum needs to allow first responders with certain cancers to file for compensation under the new Zadroga 9 11 Act.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga 9 11 Act Victim Compensation Fund Final Rules Published – “Crash Site” Expanded to Below Canal Street to Include Chinatown

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Zadroga Act Special Master Sheila Birnbaum today issued the long awaited Zadroga Act 911 Victim Compenstion Fund Final Rules & Comments. See the Zadroga Act Final Rule Press Release here. Perhaps the most important change which resulted from the numerous comments to the draft rules was the expansion of the “crash site” to the area below Canal Street in lower Manhattan (including a good portion of Chinatown). Unfortunately, the Special Master is still excluding both cancer and PTSD from compensation coverage. At this time, I am of the opinion that their is still a 50% chance that cancer will be eventually be covered under the Zadroga Act Victim Compensation Fund.

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Zadroga 9/11 Claim Lawyer Rosasco Lectures on New Proposed Victim Compensation Fund Rules

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

This follows my previous video lecture for Lawline regarding Zadroga 9/11 Act claims. I am sure that I will be writing and lecturing about the Final Zadroga Act Rules when they come out. I am predicting that theFinal Zadroga Act Rules will not be released until after the tenth anniversary of September 11th so as to not cause any controversy prior to that solemn event. This will allow the 9 11 Victim Compensation Fund to hopefully reopen in October for new claims as VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has previously stated.

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Posted under: Lawyer Representation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program

New Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund FAQ’s from Justice Department

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed the Zadroga Act, which reopens the September 11th Victim Compensation Fundof 2001. The Zadroga Act expanded the scope of the original VCF to enable more individuals who suffered physical injury or death as a result of the September 11th attacks to obtain compensation from the program. The VCF will accept claims for five years and will complete the payment of claims during 2016-17. you must submit your claim within two years of the date you know of the physical injury or death resulting from the attacks (or, if you already know of the physical injury or death in question, within two years of the date that the regulations are finally updated).
Congress has appropriated a fixed sum of money for the VCF. This fixed sum is $2.775 billion. Congress has also determined that $875 million of that total amount may be paid out in the first five years of the VCF program. The remainder may be paid in the sixth year.

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Posted under: Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?, FAQs, How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

WTC Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer Hansen Quoted on New Zadroga Act Rules

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Daniel J. Hansen, a partner at the Zadroga Act Claim law firm of Turley, Hansen & Partners was quoted last week in Metro NY on the new 9 11 Victim Compensation Fund draft rules released by Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. Like his partner Troy Rosasco, Hansen was disappointed that the new rules only permit compensation for “physical harm”, not for psychological injuries. 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, at a “Town Hall” meeting tomorrow night, 6/29 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the United Federation of Teachers office located at 50 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

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Posted under: How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?

Zadroga Act Lawyers Hansen and Rosasco Interviewed for BBC Documentary Film on 9/11 10th Anniversary

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC), a worldwide leader in television news reporting, visited our side of the pond last week to interview Turley Hansen Partner Troy Rosasco at our office in The Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan for a documentary commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Troy Rosasco answered questions about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act and re-opening of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. After leaving our office, they were off to interview Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Co-Sponsor of the Zadroga Act in the US House of Representatives.

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Sheila L. Birnbaum Chosen as Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund Special Master

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

the choice for the all important Victim Compensation Fund “Special Master” has been named by Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheila L. Birnbaum, one of the nation’s most experienced tort litigators and a Partner at the NYC mega Law Firm of Skadden Arps , will now fill the shoes that were once filled by prior Special Master Kenneth Feinberg. Ms. Birnbaum was recently successful in mediating $500 million of 9/11 litigation claims that were not part of the larger settlement with New York City at the request of federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein.

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Zadroga Lawyer Submits Written Comments to NIOSH on Ground Zero WTC Cancers Among First Responders

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Supplementing his prior testimony at the NIOSH Zadroga Act Implementation public hearing on March 3, 2011 regarding Ground Zero and cancer, Troy Rosasco of Turley, Hansen & Rosasco submitted written comments to NIOSH recently regarding the inclusion of certain cancers among the list of WTC illnessses covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Act. Now let’s hope that in addition to listening, Dr. Howard and NIOSH decide to include coverage for various cancers under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga 9/11 Act Webinar Powerpoint Presentation by Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco had a great turn out for our first of a series of Zadroga Act Informational Webinars. For those of you who could not attend, you can get our Zadroga 9/11 Claim Information Webinar Powerpoint Presentation here .

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Lawyers Turley, Hansen & Rosasco Sponsor Mets 9/11 Hero of the Game

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Partners, Zadroga Claim Attorneys, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Mets ” 9/11 Hero of the Game” on WFAN radio.

If you know of a 9/11 Hero who you would like to nominate for on air recognition at Mets home games, please use the Turley, Hansen & Rosasco “9/11 Hero of the Game” Nomination Form here.

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Posted under: First Responders, How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility