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A Time to Be Grateful – Remember 9/11 Hero Diane DiGiacomo

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 Zadroga Act, Death Benefits, Health Info, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

As Thanksgiving 2015 approaches, some may wonder what we should be grateful for as our world copes with the barbaric actions of ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorist groups. However, the death from cancer last week of Diane DiGiacomo, an ASPCA  special investigator who helped rescue animals around Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, reminds us… Continue Reading

Walmart and McDonald’s Want to “Deform” Workers’ Comp and “Re-engineer Social Justice”

Posted in Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

A shrewd Texas corporate lawyer by the name of Bill Minick proudly proclaims “We’re talking about re-engineering one of the pillars of social justice…”(i.e.,Workers’ Compensation). Mess with the “pillars of social justice”?! Really Bill? You may be the son of an evangelist, but you are not God!

Social Security Disability Advocates Binder & Binder Officially File for Bankruptcy

Posted in Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

As reported in the Wall Street Journal today, the nation-wide Social Security Disability firm of Binder and Binder formally filed for bankruptcy last night in New York.  The bankruptcy petition filed with the Court is 62 pages long (we will post on Monday) and lists current total employees as of October 2014 at 966.  The bankruptcy… Continue Reading

Social Security Disability Firm Binder & Binder Prepares for Bankruptcy

Posted in Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability

  “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”  As reported originally in the Wall Street Journal, Binder & Binder, one of America’s largest Social Security Disability Advocate corporations is preparing for possible bankruptcy this week. The company is facing roughly $40 million dollars in debt due in part to the expensive and ubiquitous late night commercials… Continue Reading

Queens New York Social Security Disability Judge Bias Class Action Settlement Approved by Court

Posted in Disability Pensions, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

the settlement in Padro v. Astrue (Colvin) grants over 4000 disability claimants who were unfairly denied benefits by five rogue judges in Queens, NY the right to new hearings before different and independent judges. It also forces the five errant ALJ’s to undergo remedial re-training on Social Security law and proper procedures for conducting fair hearings. Finally, all future decisions by these five judges will be monitored by a special unit within the Social Security Administration for 30 months into the future. So there Mr. “Disability is easy to get” Kroft – stick this decision in your pipe and smoke it!

Social Security Disability is Never Easy to Get in New York and Long Island

Posted in Health Info, Social Security Disability

A few important nuggets of truth remained in my letter which will hopefully resonate with most New Yorkers. According to Social Security stastistics, the grim fact is that 1 in 5 male and 1 in 7 female disability recipients die within 5 years of being granted benefits. So if the average age that someone receives disability payments is 55, the fact is that many will never collect a dime of regular Social Security retirement benefits. This saves Social Security a ton of cash!

Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum attends Long Island Meeting about Upcoming Registration Deadline on October 3, 2013

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Victim Compensation Fund was re-opened as part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2011 and allows up to $2.8 billion for survivors and first responders suffering from a specific list of cancers and other ailments as a resulting from the tragedy.

How Do I Get a New Social Security Disability Hearing After the Queens Judge Bias Settlement?

Posted in Health Info, Social Security Disability

Once you receive this Padro v. Astrue Notification letter, you should immediately contact a Queens Social Security disability lawyer to learn your rights under the settlement. You may be entitled to “six figure cash awards” of retroactive benefits along with Medicare medical insurance. Call us TODAY toll free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529 x123) to discuss your case.

New Social Security Disability Hearings for Over 4000 Queens Residents as a Result of Class Action Settlement Alleging Judges Were Biased

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

any Social Security disability claimant who received either an “Unfavorable” or only a “Partially Favorable” decision by Judges David Z. Nisnewitz, Seymour Fier, Hazel C. Strauss, Marilyn P. Hoppenfeld or Michael D. Cofresi from January 1, 2008 to the date of the final settlement will have the right to a new hearing before a new Judge, and a new decision in their case. If you would like our New York Social Security Disability lawyers to give your prior Social Security disability denial a fresh look and free evaluation, call us toll Free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529).

Healthy New York

Posted in Health Info

The Healthy New York program was introduced as part of the Health Care Reform Act of 2000. Healthy New York provides need-based health insurance coverage for those who qualify. The program is overseen by the New York State Department of Financial Services and is subject to state law and regulation. All HMOs in New York are… Continue Reading

Hyaluronate Injections

Posted in Health Info

Sodium Hyaluronate is a chemical used in the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis (you may have seen advertisements for various brands of the drug on television). The substance is injected into the knee and essentially acts as a lubricant, shock absorber and pain reliever while also stimulating the natural production of synovial fluid. Essentially it… Continue Reading

Remembering 9/11/2001 – St. James, New York

Posted in Health Info, Labor News

                  I stopped bythe St. James, New York  9/11 Memorial this morning on the way to work to pay my respects to the fallen, the sick and their families.   It is a powerful tribute.  We are lucky to have a  St. James community  that cares so deeply. May God bless you all.

New Fibromyalgia Disability Ruling from Social Security – SSR 12-2p

Posted in Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability

Social Security is scheduled to release it’s long awaited Fibromyalgia Ruling, SSR 12-2p tomorrow, July 25, 2012. Click here for a PDF version the full Social Security Disability Fibromyalgia Ruling. Until now, Social Security Disability lawyers frequently took general guidance from Social Security Ruling 99-2p Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which was issued in 1999. Do not hesitate to call Senior Partner Troy Rosasco if you have questions concerning a Fibromyalgia Social Security Disability claim.

Troy G. Rosasco Off to NOSSCR National Disability Lawyer Conference in Philly

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability

As I have done in the past, I’ll be presenting a lecture to “New Practitioners” in the Social Security Disability Law field. I have always believed that in order to be able to teach a subject, you must know it cold. It is no different with Social Security Disability Law, and teaching new Social Security Lawyers is both challenging and invigorating.

William Turley and Craig Rosasco Attend Workers’ Memorial Mass

Posted in Construction Accidents, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

William J. Turley, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County office, andCraig E. Rosasco, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Nassau County office attended the Workers’ Memorial Mass tonight at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore.

Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers Announce Final Step in Claims Process

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

“Here we are almost one year after President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 into law, and all the “pre-season” hard work of the Special Master and the Department of Justice brought us to the real “Opening Day” of the Victim Compensation Fund,” Mr. Rosasco said. “Now the long season of individual compensation claim evaluations and potential hearings will begin.” “A roadblock that claimants faced in order to get their fair share of the $2.775 billion Victim Compensation Fund has finally been lifted,” Mr. Rosasco’s partner, Daniel J. Hansen said. “Thanks to the Special Master, claimants will have ample time to fill out the forms. Now that all the formalities have been taken care of, these heroes who unknowingly worked in the face of danger are able to receive the compensation they justly deserve.”

Rosasco Interviewed on FiOS1 About New 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Opening and Registration

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Ms. Fortino interviewed my good friend and 9/11 survivor, Jack Delaney. Jack was Director of Emergency Medical Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital and responded so quickly to the World Trade Center that he was caught in the rubble when the buildings collapsed. (Read Jack Delaney’s incredible story of 9/11 and it’s aftermath here).
People like Jack, who will never tell you the full extent of their injuries, are the ones most deserving of benefits under the Zadroga Act, and the ones we will be fighting for.