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Unsung Heroes of 9/11: Verizon, Con Ed and Time Warner Workers

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many answered the call on September 11, 2001. Firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and medical professionals – among a long list of brave professionals. One group that has either gone unmentioned or received little coverage is made up of the men and women who attend to communication, electricity, water, and gas utilities. Yes, utility workers. They […]

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Hospice Care Through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

At Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, we try to understand how difficult it is to make end-of-life decisions. We have supported 9/11 survivors and their families since 2001, offering the support, guidance, and comfort needed as they undergo treatments or decide to enter into hospice care. Please see Phil Alvarez, our Director of 9/11 Outreach […]

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Important 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Alert: Extended Registration Deadline for Death Claims

By Hansen & Rosasco

If you lost a loved one due to a 9/11-related illness, cancer, or chronic disabling breathing condition, you now have more time to file a death claim with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The Victim Compensation Fund recently extended the deadline for grieving families to collect the compensation they deserve. Even if the VCF denied […]

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Service on 9/11 and Service in Iraq – One Man’s Story

By Hansen & Rosasco

A retired Army Reservist Captain, New York Police Lieutenant, National Guard Officer, an intelligence officer. All four titles have been earned by one man – Anthony Caruso. This man has experienced 9/11 full circle – from the attack on the World Trade Center to serving in the war in Iraq. And Anthony Caruso still feels […]

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Uterine Cancer is Not a “VCF Covered Condition” for 9/11 Survivors

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and World Trade Center Health Program cover approximately 70 cancers, considered “VCF covered conditions,” which provide free health care to eligible first responders, residents, employees and students who were in Lower Manhattan at the time of the terrorist attacks and in the months after. One condition not considered a […]

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Remembering 9/11 Hero, Officer Dennis Murphy

By Hansen & Rosasco

Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP and the entire 9/11 community are mourning the passing of a retired NYPD Officer who unfortunately succumbed to his 9/11 cancer in late October. It is a terrible loss for the entire community, especially in light of the increase in recent years of the passing of those who were first […]

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My Hospice: Luis Alvarez’s Story

By Hansen & Rosasco

Last summer, the presence of former NYPD detective Luis Alvarez became more visible as he testified before Congress for the passage of the bill that he was named for: “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.” Awareness of Detective Alvarez’ honor […]

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9/11 First Responder Dies of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

By Hansen & Rosasco

Amid the toxic fumes at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Nick and Margaret Ursta had just one face mask to filter contaminants in the air, so they took turns wearing it. The Urstas had traveled from Pittsburgh with a crew of fellow first responders from the White Oak Rescue […]

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