9/11 Victim Blog

Mesothelioma among First Responders and Survivors of 9/11

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Most cases of mesothelioma in the United States occur after a person has experienced a lengthy period of exposure to asbestos. The extremely high concentrations of asbestos on 9/11 experienced by thousands, could significantly increase the incidence of mesothelioma among first responders and survivors.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

We Shall Never Forget 9/11. Now – Remember and Protect the Heroes

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Many of us are now fighting to have Congress Extend the James Zadroga Act of 2010 which provides these benefits. While we all remember 9/11 and mourn the loss of loved ones in our own way, we at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco ask that, no matter where you live, that you click on this link to ask your Congressman to support future health benefits for the hero first responders of 9/11. It will only take a minute, but it may save a 9/11 hero’s life.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Prostate Cancer, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Cancer Takes the Life of the Subject of Iconic 9/11 Dust Lady Photo

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

  Thousands of people across the nation have seen the iconic 9/11 photograph of the woman who came to be known as the “Dust Lady.” The photo shows a woman covered in ash and dazed following the collapse of the World Trade Center south tower. Marcy Borders, the woman in the photograph recently died of […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund

3,700 Ground Zero Responders and Others Around USA Have 9/11 Linked Cancers

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

More than 2,100 firefighters and EMS personnel have retired on disability, primarily with various types of cancer and lung disease. Forty-four New York Fire Department responders died from cancer related to 9/11, while another 65 died from other World Trade Center-linked illnesses.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Brain Cancer, cervical cancer, First Responders, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Senator Gillibrand Stands Beside 9/11 First Responders to Support Zadroga Act Renewal

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood beside first responders, as well as elected officials and physicians, on Staten Island, in order to call attention to the importance of renewing the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Streamlines Claim Process to Further Reduce Delays

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 VCF attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco ask that all those affected by 9/11 across the country to support the effort to Extend the 9/11 James Zadroga Act so that all future 9/11 related cancer victims can obtain medical care and be fully compensated for their economic loss.

Please click here to help protect these heroes. Thank you.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 WTC Pensions, Brain Cancer, cervical cancer, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, 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 Eligibility

100 Plus House Members Support/Co-Sponsor Zadroga Reauthorization Act

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco would like you to join us in supporting the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Should you have any questions about the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act or World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please feel free to call, click the chat button or contact us at the top of this page.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

National Health Crisis–Claims Data Underscores Urgent Need for Congressional Action Regarding 9/11 Cancer Victims

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The Citizens for the Extension of the original Zadroga Act are urging Congress to pass a reauthorization of the Act which will provide necessary funding for the survivors of 9/11 to obtain the medical help they so desperately need.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program

Sick 9/11 First Responders Plead with Congress to Extend Zadroga Health and Compensation Act So that Future Cancers are Covered

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

In a recent CBS interview, retired NYPD officer David Hawley spoke about the fate of cancer-stricken 9/11 first responders if the bill isn’t extended. He has had his own battle with a rare throat cancer that was a direct result of being exposed to Ground Zero toxins and debris. Hawley told CBS, “People are going to die, the men and women that are sick that are being taken care of now. I’ve only been cancer-free a little over a year.” He adds, “To end this program, people are going to die.” I think Officer Hawley says it simply but powerfully. Congress MUST listen!

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, World Trade Center Health Program

Time is Running Out: Turley, Hansen & Partners Urges You to Support the 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco would like you to join us in supporting the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed by President Obama in 2011 and has been providing health care and monetary compensation for sick, injured and dying 9/11 responders and survivors.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, First Responders, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, World Trade Center Health Program