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On Tuesday, June 11, an important hearing in Congress was held about making the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent. Jon Stewart, formerly of the Daily Show, gave impassioned testimony on why Congress should allocate more money to the to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The purpose of this hearing was an attempt to ensure the replenishment of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) , and a push for Congress to be more efficient…
Most people know the term “FBI” as the acronym for Federal Bureau of Investigation. But there is an added meaning to these letters. The letters “F,” “B,” and “I” also serve as the organization’s motto: “Fidelity. Bravery. Integrity.” On September 11, 2001, and in the months that followed, many members of the FBI proved to be living proof behind the meaning of this motto. Unfortunately, today many of these heroes are facing the toughest fight…
“Working with first responders gives you a sense of the tremendous amount of sacrifice that patients or people do. When people act heroically, we are thankful, but we don’t realize that when people are doing those things, they are losing something.”― Dr. Benjamin Luft, director of the World Trade Center Health Program at Stony Brook University. The above quote is from an article written by Cindy Mizaku for The Statesman. The last words of…
When the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) collapsed on September 11, 2001, 24,000 gallons of jet fuel burned fires on the pile for almost 100 days. The debris and dust in the air around Ground Zero contained over 2,500 contaminants that never should have been inhaled. Those contaminants contained glass, mercury, lead, concrete dust, carpet fibers, pulverized fiberglass, and even asbestos. During the rescue mission, recovery workers and cleanup teams were exposed…
When a WTC-related death among fellow FDNY firefighters follows another death in quick succession, the sense of loss is all the more devastating. For those who were stricken with a terminal illness related to the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks during and after September 11, 2001, this sense of loss was magnified three-fold earlier this month. Sadly, as reported by Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News, three FDNY firefighters who had been afflicted…
The 9/11 award determinations that have been cut by 50% due to “insufficient funding,” as announced by Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya on February 15, 2019, are now being received by our angry and disappointed clients.  One of our hero clients, a 9/11 first responder with prostate cancer (14,800), received an award notice last week on March 12, 2019. The office of Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP had fully submitted his claim over one year ago,…
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 is never-ending, and the effects of 9/11 are still experienced by many. In addition to the lives lost in the horrific attacks on that day, the risk of sickness and death continue to follow first responders, policemen, firemen, and in fact anyone who either worked, lived, or routinely visited the vicinity of Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and for several months after. The law firm of Turley Hansen & Rosasco,…
As if the aftermath of 9/11 could not possibly get worse – it has. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which compensates responders and survivors with 9/11-related cancers, is running out of money. All VCF awards are now being slashed by 50% – 70%. This will continue and likely get even worse – unless Congress restores additional funding.   The Victim Compensation Fund – established in 2011 with a budget capped at $7.375 billion – now…
When the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) collapsed on September 11, 2001, 24,000 gallons of jet fuel burned fires on the pile for almost 100 days. The debris and dust in the air around Ground Zero contained over 2,500 contaminants that never should have been inhaled. Those contaminants contained glass, mercury, lead, concrete dust, carpet fibers, pulverized fiberglass, and even asbestos. During the rescue mission, recovery workers and cleanup teams were exposed…
Is there a deadline to file a claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)? Yes. All claims must be fully submitted to the VCF prior to December 18, 2020 – but you should consider filing sooner. The $7 billion fund dedicated to providing financial compensation is running dangerously low. In fact, Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master for the VCF, recently warned that the amount of remaining money might not be enough to cover all filed…