9/11 Victim Blog

Zadroga 9/11 Special Master Sheila Birnbaum Issues New Rules for Victim Compensation Fund Procedures

By Hansen & Rosasco

Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has released updated draft regulations regarding Zadroga claims procedures. new rules limit compensation to those claims involving “physical harm”. new rules significantly expand the geographic boundaries for claimants the decisions of Dr. John Howard , Director of the World Trade Center Health Program, on which illnesses will be covered, including certain cancers, will guide the Special Master.
new rules permit the “amendment” of prior Victim Compensation Fund claims made under the original Fund, which closed in December 2003 The Special Master will have to “pro-rate” or reduce the initial awards, which may upset some claimants.

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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?, Illnesses Covered, 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

Zadroga Act Lawyers Hansen and Rosasco Interviewed for BBC Documentary Film on 9/11 10th Anniversary

By Hansen & Rosasco

The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC), a worldwide leader in television news reporting, visited our side of the pond last week to interview Turley Hansen Partner Troy Rosasco at our office in The Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan for a documentary commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Troy Rosasco answered questions about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act and re-opening of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. After leaving our office, they were off to interview Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Co-Sponsor of the Zadroga Act in the US House of Representatives.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, Lawyer Representation, 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

Sheila L. Birnbaum Chosen as Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund Special Master

By Hansen & Rosasco

the choice for the all important Victim Compensation Fund “Special Master” has been named by Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheila L. Birnbaum, one of the nation’s most experienced tort litigators and a Partner at the NYC mega Law Firm of Skadden Arps , will now fill the shoes that were once filled by prior Special Master Kenneth Feinberg. Ms. Birnbaum was recently successful in mediating $500 million of 9/11 litigation claims that were not part of the larger settlement with New York City at the request of federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein.

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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

Zadroga Act Attorney Daniel J. Hansen Publishes Article on WTC 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claims

By Hansen & Rosasco

Daniel J. Hansen, one of New York City’s most successful trial attorneys, recently published an article on the new Zadroga 9/11 Act in The Suffolk Lawyer, the official publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association, located in Long Island, New York. Last year, Mr. Hansen obtained a $19.6 million verdict for an injured construction worker. Dan is based out of our NYC office in the historic Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway.
The article details the differences between the original 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the Zadroga Act Fund which is slated to re-open this summer.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is considered a "WTC Responder" under the Zadroga 9/11 Act?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?

Zadroga Lawyer Submits Written Comments to NIOSH on Ground Zero WTC Cancers Among First Responders

By Hansen & Rosasco

Supplementing his prior testimony at the NIOSH Zadroga Act Implementation public hearing on March 3, 2011 regarding Ground Zero and cancer, Troy Rosasco of Turley, Hansen & Rosasco submitted written comments to NIOSH recently regarding the inclusion of certain cancers among the list of WTC illnessses covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Act. Now let’s hope that in addition to listening, Dr. Howard and NIOSH decide to include coverage for various cancers under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.

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

Victim Compensation Fund/Zadroga Lawyers Write Article for Suffolk Bar Association Journal

By Hansen & Rosasco

In a recent article published by the Suffolk County  Bar Association in “The Suffolk Lawyer,” Zadroga Act lawyers Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen, continue their efforts to inform the public and now other attorneys about the Zadroga Act and the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. http://www.scba.org/suffolk_lawyer/tsl0411.pdf Attorneys Rosasco and Hansen provided a detailed legal analysis to educate other […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Lawyer Representation, 9/11 WTC Compensation Fund Lawyer

Zadroga 9/11 Act Webinar Powerpoint Presentation by Turley, Hansen & Rosasco

By Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Rosasco had a great turn out for our first of a series of Zadroga Act Informational Webinars. For those of you who could not attend, you can get our Zadroga 9/11 Claim Information Webinar Powerpoint Presentation here .

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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, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Zadroga Lawyers Turley, Hansen & Rosasco Sponsor Mets 9/11 Hero of the Game

By Hansen & Rosasco

Turley, Hansen & Partners, Zadroga Claim Attorneys, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Mets ” 9/11 Hero of the Game” on WFAN radio.

If you know of a 9/11 Hero who you would like to nominate for on air recognition at Mets home games, please use the Turley, Hansen & Rosasco “9/11 Hero of the Game” Nomination Form here.

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Posted under: First Responders, How long do I have to file 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, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Zadroga Act Claims Free Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

Join experienced New York 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attorneys Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen for a fact filled webinar discussing the new Zadroga Act. Subjects covered will include: Who is Eligibile?, What Illnesses are Covered?, How Do You File a Claim?, What is Needed to Prove Your “Damages”, including “pain and suffering”?, Who is the “Special Master”?, How Much Money Can You Expect to Receive?, Can You File if You Already Collected Money from the Old VCF or other Lawsuits?, and How Long Will the Claims Process Take?

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

Westchester Zadroga Lawyer Joins Turley, Hansen & Partners Legal Team

By Hansen & Rosasco

We are pleased to announce that Brian Mittman of Markhoff & Mittman, PC , Westchester’s premier law firm for injured workers, has joined the Turley, Hansen & Partners Zadroga legal team. Brian’s law firm has been representing injured workers since 1933 – that’s right – 1933, and is known for making some of the foundational law upon which all injured workers rely every day in proving their claims. Brian will be able to do in-office consultations in his White Plains office for potential Zadroga Act claimant’s living in the southern tier of New York, as well as northern New Jersey and Connecticut.

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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, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility