It has been nearly 20 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Since that fatal day, over a hundred thousand volunteers, responders, and survivors have found themselves diagnosed with a variety of long-term chronic illnesses, cancers, and respiratory conditions. To help these individuals, Congress opened the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund is […]Read More
9/11 Lawyer Representation
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!Read More
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 […]Read More
NYS Workers Compensation Board Urges World Trade Center Volunteer Fund Claimants To Apply For The Zadroga Act Fund
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.Read More
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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.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
Zadroga Act September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Releases Final Compensation Claim Forms, 12/ 5/ 2011
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- 800-887-7299).