9/11 Cancers

American Hero: FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer Dies from 9/11 Kidney Cancer

By Hansen & Rosasco

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!

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Heroes, FDNY, FDNY WTC Health Program, Kidney Cancer, NYPD, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, WTC Victim Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga Act Extension

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Heroes Scammed by RD Legal Funding?

By Hansen & Rosasco

According to a recent attention grabbing article in the New York Daily News, the NY State Attorney General has now accused RD Legal Funding, a New Jersey lending company, of scamming 9/11 victims suffering from cancer. Victims who are waiting for their 911 Victim Compensation Fund award should be treated better!

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 RD Legal Funding Scam, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Lawyer Representation, NYPD, WTC Victim Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga Extension Bill

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

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 Victim Compensation Fund: How to File a Claim Now?

By Hansen & Rosasco

most important thing to do if you were diagnosed with a 9/11 covered condition today would be to “register” your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. “Registration” is different from “filing” a 9/11 VCF claim. You can register your 9/11 claim without actually filing your claim. This will protect you from missing important filing deadlines.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Bladder Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, cervical cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, NYPD, Pancreatic Cancer, Proof of Presence, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program

Big Win for 9/11 Firefighter Widow Fighting for WTC Death Benefit Pension

By Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 9/11 WTC Pensions, FDNY, 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?, NYPD, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!

By Hansen & Rosasco

So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Volunteers, First Responders, How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, NYPD, 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 Act Reauthorization