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9/11 Responders Urged to Join World Trade Center Health Program by Jon Stewart

If you would like Turley Hansen to enroll you in the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program in conjunction with your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, please call us at 1-855-WTC-INFO. We will answer all your questions take care of all the paperwork.… 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

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Families Over $1 Billion in Last 5 Years

Turley Hansen & Partners, LLP has obtained over $60 million dollars from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for their clients over the last 5 years, and continues to file new claims with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund… 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

9/11 Law Firm Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik Client ID Theft by Temp Worker

According to the NY Post: "Rafal Bogun, 33, was a temp hired by Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik in February 2013 at the firm’s Empire State Building office, sources said. He used IDs to open credit cards, book hotels, and shop online, the Queens District Attorney’s Office charged."… Continue Reading

Troy Rosasco and Daniel Hansen Talk Zadroga Act with Nassau Bar Journal and Suffolk Bar Journal

Turley Hansen & Partners is proud of the work our attorneys do to support and aid our 9/11 clients. Most recently, Troy Rosasco – one of the leading workers compensation and disability attorneys in the New York metropolitan area – has published articles in both the Nassau Bar Journal and Suffolk Bar Journal, educating other … Continue Reading

9/11 Responders and Residents Exposed to WTC Dust 15 Times More Likely to Develop Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Affecting 9/11 Survivors A new study published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concludes the exposure to World Trade Center (WTC) dust after 9/11 is associated with “neuropathic symptoms”.  The new  research, conducted by Marc Wilkenfeld, MD and associates from Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New … Continue Reading

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – New Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum

Turley Hansen and Partners wish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund good luck in implementing the new Zadroga Reauthorization Act and stand ready to assist in their efforts to issue much needed compensation to 9/11 heroes as soon as possible… Continue Reading

9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!

So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.… 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

9/11 First Responders Make Final Push for Zadroga Act Extension

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), who has publicly said he supports passage, wants to add certain "pay-fors" in order to fund the spending needed for both the health care and compensation portions of the Zadroga Extension. He is willing to add the Zadroga Act Extension to the Omnibus bill which Congress votes on this Friday only if he gets his "pay-fors".… 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

Senator Marco Rubio Announces Support for Zadroga Act Extension to Protect 9/11 Cancer Victims

In light of the recent ISIS attacks in Paris, and the strong likelihood that the United States will need it's first responders to selflessly rescue and recover more American victims in the future after future attacks similar to 9/11, the need to pass the Zadroga Act re-authorization is more urgent than ever. Medical care for 9/11 responders has already expired. It is time that the House and Senate work out any legislative differences and allow the Zadroga Act Extension bill to come to the vote on the floor.… 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

New House Speaker Paul Ryan Needs to Lead on Zadroga 9/11 Extension Bill

Our new House Speaker Paul Ryan has the power persuade his House leadership to do the right thing on the 9/11 Zadroga Act extension. The rank and file are already on board. He must reject newly introduced anti-majoritarian bills on this moral issue.… Continue Reading

Pope Francis Prays for Victims and Responders at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

"So here he [the Pope] comes now to Ground Zero and I'm sure he will once again strongly, strongly condemn those who somehow feel it is their mission, it is somehow part of their perverse ideology to destroy us."… Continue Reading

We Shall Never Forget 9/11. Now – Remember and Protect the Heroes

Many of us are now fighting to have Congress Extend the James Zadroga Act of 2010 which provides these benefits. While we all remember 9/11 and mourn the loss of loved ones in our own way, we at Turley Hansen & Partners ask that, no matter where you live, that you click on this link to ask your Congressman to support future health benefits for the hero first responders of 9/11. It will only take a minute, but it may save a 9/11 hero's life.… Continue Reading

ALERT: October 21, 2015 is the 9/11 Prostate Cancer Victim Compensation Fund Registration Deadline!

For those diagnosed with prostate cancer after October 21, 2013, you must register within two (2) years of the date of diagnosis, but no later than October 3, 2016. If you have questions or concerns about prostate cancer and your eligibility for benefits under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please contact us today at 1-855-WTC-INFO. you can also use our Chat or Contact forms on this site.… Continue Reading

3,700 Ground Zero Responders and Others Around USA Have 9/11 Linked Cancers

More than 2,100 firefighters and EMS personnel have retired on disability, primarily with various types of cancer and lung disease. Forty-four New York Fire Department responders died from cancer related to 9/11, while another 65 died from other World Trade Center-linked illnesses.… Continue Reading

Senator Gillibrand Stands Beside 9/11 First Responders to Support Zadroga Act Renewal

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood beside first responders, as well as elected officials and physicians, on Staten Island, in order to call attention to the importance of renewing the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.… Continue Reading

The End of Napoli Bern: 9/11 Client Rights and Ethics

There will be many thorny ethical issues to be worked out regarding the "winding down" of Napoli Bern. Napoli Bern, or the remaining lawyers and/or referee, will now have to decide how to communicate to existing 9/11 VCF clients if the firm is dissolving in the "winding down process.… Continue Reading

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Streamlines Claim Process to Further Reduce Delays

The 9/11 VCF attorneys at Turley Hansen & Partners ask that all those affected by 9/11 across the country to support the effort to Extend the 9/11 James Zadroga Act so that all future 9/11 related cancer victims can obtain medical care and be fully compensated for their economic loss. Please click here to help protect these heroes. Thank you.… Continue Reading

100 Plus House Members Support/Co-Sponsor Zadroga Reauthorization Act

Turley Hansen & Partners would like you to join us in supporting the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Should you have any questions about the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act or World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please feel free to call, click the chat button or contact us at the top of this page.… Continue Reading
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