9/11 Victim Blog

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

January 10, 2011

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on First Responders

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.

9/11 Rescue Workers Facing 4 Month Health Treatment Gap

January 10, 2011

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on First Responders

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.

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

January 2, 2011

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010

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