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9/11 World Trade Center Health Program 2017 Anniversary Statement of John Howard, MD

July 10, 2017

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The 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program is an essential part of the 9/11 James Zadroga Act passed by Congress in 2010.  The program provides 100% health care coverage to 9/11 responders and survivors for both physical and psychological conditions related to their 9/11 related illnesses. Last week, Dr. John Howard, the Director of the Program, issued the above  video statement regarding the status of the program on it 7 th anniversary. When new potential clients call our office for lawyer representation in a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, they are often unaware of the important and potentially life saving […]

Do You Have to be a First Responder to have a Claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

May 26, 2017

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The answer in “No”. Although first responders, including firefighters, police officers and others, make up the majority of eligible claimants before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, there are other groups of individuals with 9/11 cancers who are considered “survivors” and are also eligible to make a compensation claim at the VCF. Essentially, any person who was in the “9/11 crash site area” (generally see map below) between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002 may be eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Their work activity does not have to do with anything related to the 9/11 rescue, recovery or cleanup. To date, […]

Turley Hansen Obtains $2.98 Million 9/11 Fund “Group B Claim” Award – Largest “Group B” Award to Date

March 15, 2017

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The 2017 9/11 Status Report indicates that the highest 9/11 Award amount for “Group B” claims through 12/31/2016 was $2,980,984.94. Of the 2,424 “Group B” compensation determinations made, Turley Hansen can confirm that this award was made to one of our very ill and deserving 9/11 clients. (see page 13 of the 2017 VCF Status Report).

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Filing Deadlines: What You Need to Know

March 6, 2017

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On September 15, 2016, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) extended deadlines to file claims for compensation. The new VCF deadlines substantially benefit many victims who were previously told that they had missed filing or registration deadlines.

Anyone who was previously told by any source that they missed a filing deadline should call our office today at 1-855-WTC-INFO (1-855-982-4636) to see if they can now file under the new deadlines.

9/11 WTC Fund Awards for Skin Cancer

January 25, 2017

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Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common 9/11-related cancer treated at the WTCHP Clinical Centers of Excellence. The WTC attorneys at Turley Hansen have represented numerous clients with non-melanoma skin cancer before the WTC Victim Compensation Fund. Should you have questions about medical care or an award for Non-melanoma skin cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.

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