9/11 Victim Blog

Nadler Says Manhattan Downtown Residents Eligible for Zadroga 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund Awards

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Are downtown Manhattan residents who were exposed to toxic dust as a result of the 9/11 attacks and clean up eligible for a Victims’ Compensation Fund (VCF) Award under the new Zadroga 9/11 Act? The answer is YES, according to Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Co-Author of the Zadroga Act. As reported in The Tribeca Trib, there is confusion regarding Zadroga 9/11 Act eligibility for downtown Manhattan residents.

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Posted under: First Responders, Lawyer Representation, Survivors, 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?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Rescue Workers Facing 4 Month Health Treatment Gap

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

The New York Daily News reports that 9/11 First Responders could face a four month treatment gap because Congress never officially passed this year’s budget. the new World Trade Center Benefits and the World Trade Center Compensation Fund does not become effective until this July.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, vowed to find a fix for the gap in funding for the approximate 60,000 people who are enrolled in various World Trade Center health and monitoring programs.

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

9/11 WTC Victims Continue to Fight Asthma, COPD, RADS, Chronic Bronchitis says Study

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

New England Journal of Medicine has found that many of the rescue workers and responders to the World Trade Center attacks continued to suffer breathing difficulties that did not improve in the years since being exposed to the toxic dust and debris. 9/11 WTC workers who inhaled the thick dust at Ground Zero and nearby have not just the “World Trade Center Cough,” but also bronchitis, asthma and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and decresed lung function.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The Victims' Compensation Fund, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?

9/11 Fire Department Hero Loses Battle with WTC Related Cancer

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

A FDNY hero who led his fellow firefighters out of the World Trade Center North Tower just before it collapsed, saving countless lives, has lost his battle with 9/11 related bone marrow cancer at age 51. Unfortunately, like so many 9/11 first responders who have contracted cancer (including multiple myeloma and other blood cancers) related to their service at Ground Zero, this particular cancer was too strong to beat in the end.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, 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

Who is Eligible for Zadroga Award under the Re-Opened Victims’ Compensation Fund?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

newly re-opened Victims Compensation Fund in the Zadroga 9/11 Act provides for a monetary award to a wide range of individuals involved in the rescue, clean-up, and repair efforts. Victim Compensation Fund may provide for monetary compensation to all workers and volunteers who were at the following locations

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, 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

James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Signed by President Obama

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act into law this afternoon while still on vacation in Hawaii.
Now, the “Special Master” of the re-opened Victims’ Compensation Fund has 180 days to issue new regulations to implement the Zadroga Act. let us all be grateful that this day has finally come

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Posted under: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures

Who is is eligible for compensation and health benefits under the new James E. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (“Zadroga Act”) ?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Unlike the recent litigation against New York City which focused on “First Responders”, the Zadroga Act re-opens the original 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund of 2001. This means that both “Survivors” (who were not considered “First Responders”) and “WTC Responders” will be eligible for compensation under Zadroga.

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Posted under: Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?

Can I file a Zadroga compensation claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit against New York City, the Port Authority and others?

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

Yes. However, there are significant limitations for those who have either “pending” or “settled” civil action. These limitations, and potential strategies to maximize any recovery under the Zadroga Act, should be discussed with an attorney. The limitations in the statute are detailed below: (f) Limitations on Civil Actions- (1) APPLICATION TO DAMAGES RELATED TO DEBRIS […]

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Posted under: Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?