9/11 Victim Blog

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9/11 Attorneys Sponsor Long Island WTC Health Program Picnic

By Hansen & Rosasco

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund law firm of Turley Hansen was pleased to sponsor the Long Island 9/11 World Trade Center Health Clinic annual picnic last Saturday, August 13, 2016.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Skin Cancer, Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program, Thyroid Cancer, VCF Group B Claims, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility
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Special Report: 9/11 Cancers Triple Since 2014 Due to Ground Zero Dust

By Hansen & Rosasco

The long term health effects of the World Trade Center dust, fumes and toxins continues to grow. The long term health effects of the World Trade Center dust, fumes and toxins continues to grow. Now, almost 15 years since the attack, every state in America has at least one resident sick with a 9/11 related illness. It appears the pain is long from over. The evil brought to our shores that day by radical terrorists continues to plague our nation.

As of June 30, 2016, over 5,400 WTC first responders and others who lived, worked or went to school in downtown Manhattan – below Canal Street -have come down with 9/11 related cancers due to breathing the toxic dust and fumes from Ground Zero. At least 1,140 have died from WTC cancers.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

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

By 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
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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: How to File a Claim Now?

By Hansen & Rosasco

most important thing to do if you were diagnosed with a 9/11 covered condition today would be to “register” your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. “Registration” is different from “filing” a 9/11 VCF claim. You can register your 9/11 claim without actually filing your claim. This will protect you from missing important filing deadlines.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Bladder Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, cervical cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, NYPD, Pancreatic Cancer, Proof of Presence, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program

How Should You Choose a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Attorney?

By Hansen & Rosasco

I spent over an hour on the phone this morning with a widow whose husband recently died of 9/11 related colon cancer. He was a volunteer fireman who traveled from five states over on September 12, 2001 to help with rescue and recovery efforts at to Ground Zero. A real hero.

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 Volunteers, 9/11 widows, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, Colon Cancer, First Responders, Lawyer Representation, Rectal Cancer, VCF Group B Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

New 9/11 Zadroga Reauthorization Act WTC Compensation Fund Regulations Available from Turley Hansen

By Hansen & Rosasco

The new WTC Compensation Fund Regulations put the “meat on the bones” of the new 9/11 Zadroga Reauthorization law and tell claimants and their lawyers how to file claims and what to expect in terms of financial awards in the future.

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Posted under: 9/11 and Kidney Disease, 9/11 Cancers, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer, 9/11 WTC Zadroga Act New Regulations, Lung Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Families Over $1 Billion in Last 5 Years

By Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP has obtained over $60 million dollars from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for their clients over the last 5 years, and continues to file new claims with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Lawyer Representation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, VCF Group A Claims, VCF Group B Claims, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Should 9/11 WTC Victims Take “Cash Advances” on Their Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Claims?

By Hansen & Rosasco

In order to protect all other 9/11 heroes, John Feal should disavow on the Fealgood Foundation Facebook site his prior public support of RD Legal Funding Partners, LP.In addition, perhaps Mr. Feal can ask his friends at RD Legal Funding to withdraw this unfortunate lawsuit against a fellow 9/11 hero. It’s the right thing to do.

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Fund Award Legal Funding, Lawyer Representation, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization
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Big Win for 9/11 Firefighter Widow Fighting for WTC Death Benefit Pension

By Hansen & Rosasco

In a strongly worded opinion slamming the New York City Fire Department Pension Board, New York Supreme Court Justice Richard Velasquez found that the Pension Board acted in “bad faith” and will be “sanctioned” for denying death benefits to the widow of a hero 9/11 firefighter. Bottom Line – the New York Fire Department Pension Board was appropriately “taken to the woodshed”. Let it be a lesson to all New York Pension Board’s in the future treat 9/11 heroes fairly.

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Posted under: 9/11 WTC Pensions, FDNY, 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?, NYPD, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Zadroga 9/11 Act Reauthorization, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility