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American Hero: FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer Dies from 9/11 Kidney Cancer

Ray Pfeifer, a retired NYC firefighter and tireless advocate for the Zadroga Act, died Sunday evening of 9/11 kidney cancer at the age of 59. God bless his family, friends and brothers in the FDNY. Ray was a hero until the very end. I recently saw Ray at a 9/11 fundraiser on April 15, 2017. The place was packed 300 strong with Ray's supporters and admirers!… Continue Reading

FDNY Publishes Most Comprehensive 9/11 Health Impact Study Ever Done

God bless the medical professionals at the FDNY WTC Health Program. They just published a thorough 100`page study on the health impacts of 9/11 on FDNY rescue and recovery workers (Firefighters, EMT's, Paramedics, Officers, civilians and retirees) for the past 15 years. See the New 2016 FDNY 9/11 Health Impact Study here.… Continue Reading

WTC First Responders Have Major Increase in 9/11 Prostate and Thyroid Cancers

If you were a 9/11 first responder, a new study shows you need to be on the watch for thyroid and prostate cancers. This matches the experience of the 9/11 attorneys at Turley Hansen where the numbers of our clients with 9/11 prostate and thyroid cancers are outpacing other 9/11 cancers.… Continue Reading

What 9/11 Victims Need to Know About Suing Saudi Arabia under JASTA

Let's be clear! At this point no 9/11 lawyer can tell you with any certainty that you have a good case against Saudi Arabia under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which was passed by Congress last week. No lawyer- no law firm - period! End of story.… Continue Reading

9/11 FDNY Hero Tim Brown Appears on Telecare TV to Remember 15th Anniversary of WTC Attacks

FDNY hero Tim Brown will appear on Telecare TV tomorrow, September 7, 2016, with 9/11 Victim Compensation Attorney Troy Rosasco to remember the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.… Continue Reading

“9/11: Fifteen Years Later” Documentary to Air on CNN

As disturbing as this documentary film is, I think many of us need to watch this film. I first saw the original version in 2002. I promise you - you will "Never Forget" 9/11 if you watch this film. It will also put our continuing fight against groups like ISIS in a much clearer perspective. … Continue Reading

Big Win for 9/11 Firefighter Widow Fighting for WTC Death Benefit Pension

In a strongly worded opinion slamming the New York City Fire Department Pension Board, New York Supreme Court Justice Richard Velasquez found that the Pension Board acted in "bad faith" and will be "sanctioned" for denying death benefits to the widow of a hero 9/11 firefighter. Bottom Line - the New York Fire Department Pension Board was appropriately "taken to the woodshed". Let it be a lesson to all New York Pension Board's in the future treat 9/11 heroes fairly.… Continue Reading

Details of New 9/11 Zadroga Act Extension Law: What You Need to Know

For a full copy of the Zadroga 9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization bill released by the House last night, click this link: Zadroga Reauthorization Act 2015 Final Highlighted. Remember , the Act must still be voted on and approved by Congress and sent to the President for his signature. We will keep you informed of further details.… Continue Reading

Getting the Job Done – Speaker Paul Ryan Supports Extension of the 9/11 Zadroga Act

In the wake of the Paris ISIS attacks, Speaker Ryan has come out in strong support of a James Zadroga 9/11 Extension bill. Thank you Speaker Ryan!… Continue Reading

Why are Congressional Leaders Turning Their Back on Marci Simms and the 9/11 Zadroga Act?

So, I respectfully ask Speaker Ryan if he plans to support or oppose the current overwhelmingly bipartisan James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Re-authorization Act bill? Are the House Republicans an "opposition party or a proposition party" as he has promised?… Continue Reading
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