9/11 Cancers

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

By Turley, 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

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

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Neuropathy, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

NYS Workers Compensation Board Urges World Trade Center Volunteer Fund Claimants To Apply For The Zadroga Act Fund

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The James Zadroga Act was signed on January 2, 2011 by President Obama in order to provide medical care and compensation to individuals who have suffered illnesses, injuries and death as a direct result of the events of 9/11 and the aftermath including clean-up, recovery and rescue efforts.

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Posted under: How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is considered an eligible "Survivor" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Free 9/11 Zadroga Act Victim Compensation Fund Information Seminars in Brooklyn

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

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.

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Posted under: 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, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Act Cancer Ruling Puts 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Payments on Hold

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Bottom Line – currently, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) only has $2.775 billion dollars to split between all eligible victims. Until the various cancers were recently proposed to be included in the list of covered conditions, the Fund (given its limited pot of money) could potentially have made larger awards to victims with solely respiratory or digestive conditions.

However, if up to 50 cancers are added to the list of eligible conditions, it is likely that awards to the cancer victims will take up a large part of the overall Zadroga pie, making awards to non-cancer conditions potentially smaller.

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Posted under: FAQs, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Topics, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 WTC Cancer Lawyer Daniel Hansen Appears on Fox Network News

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The full ramifications of including cancers under the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are yet to be seen. It will certainly impact the procedural filing of claims with the Victim Compensation Fund. Unfortunately, it is likely to slow the process for all potential claimants since the Fund has a limited staff and resources. We will continue to report developments with the Fund as they become known.

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Posted under: How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?

News Alert: Zadroga 9/11 Health Act to Cover Multiple Cancers

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The new rule covering cancers under the 9/11 Zadroga Act is great news for many 9/11 responders and survivors. Please call Turley, Hansen & Rosasco t if you have any questions about your eligibilityfor health care of compensation under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Act September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Releases Final Compensation Claim Forms, 12/ 5/ 2011

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Yesterday, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum released the final forms necessary for any claimant to fully file a Zadroga Act Victim Compensation Fund Claim. The official form for claimants and/or their attorneys to file for “compensation” from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund can be downloaded here for your use.

Whether or not you are currently represented by counsel, any eligible claimant can officially file 9/11 VCF claims as of today. Please make sure to review the “9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Document Checklist” before filing, which can be downloaded here also.
If you have any questions about filing a claim through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund under the Zadroga Act, do to hesitate to call either Daniel Hansen, Esq. or Troy Rosasco, Esq. at 1-855-WTC-INFO (1-855-982-4636).

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Posted under: How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Open for “Eligibility” Determinations

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Now, a claimant can file online to see if they are “eligible” for possible compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Actual VCF “compensation claim” forms will still not be available until the end of November. Click here for a downloadable PDF Instruction Sheet for filing 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims.

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Posted under: FAQs, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility