9/11 Victim Blog

Zadroga Act Attorney Appears on Fox News with 9/11 Firefighter Widow

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Chet Lukaszewski, Esq. one of our Zadroga Claim Lawyer Partners, appeared on the Fox News’ Good Day New York program this week with Jacki Kaht Fernandez, widow of 9/11 hero, FDNY Lt. Cruz Fernandez, who died of a heart condition related to his service at Ground Zero. It is exactly this type of hard work and determination that Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Attorneys will have to expend to maximize their client’s financial awards for those with the most serious Ground Zero illnesses and injuries. We are lucky to have lawyers with Chet’s skills on our team.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Lawyer Troy Rosasco Testifies at Victims Compensation Fund Hearings

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Zadroga lawyer Troy Rosasco provided compelling testimony yesterday at the public hearings held by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Public Health (NIOSH) to support the broad rights of 9/11 victims. Mr. Rosasco urged Federal Regulators, including a direct appeal to NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D., that the regulations for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund must include the victims who suffer from the various forms of cancer as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust and gasses released by the 9/11 attacks.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Lawyer Wins Groundbreaking 9/11 Pension Claim for Widow of NYC Firefighter

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

As reported in the New York Post today, our partner ( and fellow Zadroga lawyer) Chet Lukaszewski, has won a groundbreaking 9/11 World Trade Center pension case for the widow of a NYC firefighter. This widow was lucky to have our partner (and fellow Zadroga 9/11 attorney) Chet Lukaszewski as her disability pension lawyer. Now lets hope the Medical Board finally does the ‘right thing’. Matter of Fernandez v. Board of Trustees of N.Y. Fire Dept. Pension Fund, Subchapter 2 (App. Case# 2009-06506; Index#26232/08).

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Posted under: How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga 9/11 Act Information Videos for Victims and Survivors

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

ZadrogaClaimsInfo.com is pleased to announce a new series of Internet videos produced by our attorneys explaining the Zadroga Act and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. These videos are intended to give victims and survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy more helpful information, insight and commentary about their rights under the Zadroga Act and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Zadroga Act videos cover such topics as :

Overview of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
What are the Most Common Medical Conditions in 9/11 WTC Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims?
Are you eligible to file a 9/11 WTC Victim Compensation Fund claim?
Can you file a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund if you participated in a prior 9/11 lawsuit?
How do I File a 9/11 WTC Victim Compensation Fund Claim?
How do I Choose the Right Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer?

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Posted under: Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Act Lawyer for a Second Opinion on 9/11 Lawsuit Settlement

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Should I call a new Zadroga Act Lawyer for a Second Opinion?

A claimant may want to get a second opinion from a different Zadroga Act lawyer since, as reported in the Daily News, some:

” lawyers do better with the lawsuits, where they earn 25%, instead of a maximum of 10% under the Zadroga law.” A second opinion from an new Zadroga Act lawyer avoids the potential “mixed signals” given to the 9/11 victims from the 9/11 lawsuit lawyers. And you may pay lower legal fees!

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Posted under: 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?, Lawyer Representation, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Act 9/11 Health Benefit Informational Public Meeting Set for March 3rd

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

All 9/11 victims and first responders who want more info on the health benefits contained in the new Zadroga 9/11 Act should be aware of the just announced NIOSH informarional public session scheduled for 3/03/2011 in lower Manhattan. Troy Rosasco and Daniel Hansen will be attending from our firm and will report that night on our impressions and analysis.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is considered an eligible "Survivor" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Covers Ground Zero Sanitation Workers, Cleaners, Porters & Window Washers

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The new Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law will benefit:
1. Sanitation workers. 2. Window washers near Ground Zero. 3. Commercial cleaners in the building or areas surrounding Ground Zero. 4. Porters, janitors, and others who cleaned the toxic dust and debris and fallout from Ground Zero. 5. City workers and private carting and sanitation workers who removed the debris and refuge from the 9/11 sites, including along route to any dump or landfill. 6. Barge and other maritime workers (dockworkers, captains, and others) who helped move the debris from Ground Zero and the surrounding areas. 7. Truck drivers and their helpers who transported or handled the debris and materials from the World Trade Center or the nearby areas. 8. Transfer station workers who handled or helped move debris and materials from the 9/11 sites.

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Posted under: How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga 9/11 Act Questions and Answers from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Click here for Answers to Frequently Asked Zadroga 9/11 Act Questions
Click here for a Brief Zadroga Act Summary
Click here for a list of Zadroga Law Deadlines
Click here for a Detailed Summary of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

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Posted under: Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?, First Responders, How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is considered an eligible "Survivor" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

How Much Can Zadroga Act Lawyers Charge in WTC Victim Compensation Fund Claims if I Settled a Prior 9/11 Lawsuit?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

What attorney’s fee amount can be properly charged by a lawyer representing a 9/11 first responder, construction worker or clean-up worker who also now wants to file a claim under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund? In other words, under the Zadroga Act, individuals who settled their lawsuit who also file a WTC Victims Compensation Fund claim will never pay more than a 10 percent attorney’s fee on all amounts received (the total received from the settled lawsuit plus the amount awarded by the Fund). The final question is whether it is difficult to switch to a new attorney to file a claim under the Victims Compensation Fund? The answer is “NO”.

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Posted under: Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?, First Responders, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Lawyer Representation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?

Verizon, Con Ed, AT&T and Other Utility Workers Covered by 9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund now covers utility workers who were restoring electrical and phone service during the massive clean-up efforts in the months following the attacks at any time until May 30, 2002.
workers and volunteers that were crucial to the cleanup efforts were the utility workers such as Con Ed, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and other utility workers who worked in the WTC area in the 8 1/2 months after 9/11.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility