9 11 Compensation Fund Lawyer Troy Rosasco was interviewed last week by the Long Island Business News (LIBN) about the new draft Zadroga Act rules released by Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. The article and Rosasco’s comments on the Zadroga 9 11 Law draft regulations are here. Stay tuned for our report from the “Town Hall” meeting this Wednesday night, June 29th, with Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. I will update interested readers in “real time” via Twitter @TroyRosascoEsq .
I recently did a Disability Claim video CLE for Lawline, the nation’s top online CLE producer, The CLE was entitled “Disability Insurance Claims Primer: The Plaintiff’s Perspective”, focused on both the law and practical pointers involving private disability income insurance policies for professionals and employer based long term disability claims governed by ERISA. Thankfully, it is getting top reviews from lawyers around the country.
In my opinion, Worby Napoli’s pattern of conduct over the last few month’s is nothing short of disgraceful. How can any future Zadroga 9/11 claimant trust this law firm? There are many honorable Zadroga 9/11 lawyers representing 9/11 victims and first responders. Unfortunately, the honorable attorneys are inevitably tarnished by the “900 pound gorilla in the room”.
Join experienced New York 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attorneys Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen for a fact filled webinar on March 26, 2011 at 12 noon EST discussing the new Zadroga Act. Subjects covered will include:
Who is Eligibile?
What Illnesses are Covered?
How Do You File a Claim?
What is Needed to Prove Your “Damages”, including “pain and suffering”?
Join us for this lively, interactive Zadroga 9/11 Act Webinar (online seminar) to get the answers you (and your loved ones) need to protect yourself and get the financial compensation you deserve. You will be able to listen and interact either over your internet connection or by using a Toll Free telephone connection.
I will be giving my annual New York Workers’ Compensation Law lecture tomorrow night at St. John’s Law School at the invitation of Prof. David Gregory, one of the country’s preeminent labor law experts. This year my Workers’ Compensation Law lecture takes on particular significance as the this week marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire tragedy in lower Manhattan, which was the seminal event leading to the establishment of workers’ compensation laws throughout the country. 146 workers lost their lives either in the fire or jumping from the building. In a eeirly sad coincidence, it just so happens that this year is also the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. It took 90 years for the WTC disaster to eclipse the Triangle Factory Fire as New York’s most deadly workplace accident.
We are still filing ongoing workers’ compensation claims for 9/11 victims, survivors and first responders. In addition, this year has brought the passage of the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. I will be sharing with the students facts about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act, how to file a Zadroga Act claim, and what medical conditions are covered under the Zadroga Act.
“It’s a toxic soup of contaminants!”
That’s how attorney Troy Rosasco describes an area in Hicksville that, along with four other communities, has just been tapped as a new federal EPA superfund cleanup site. The former Hicksville Sylvania plant that made nuclear fuel rods for power plants in the 50′s and 60′s was closed, but Rosasco says he’s pursuing a federal class action lawsuit, representing dozens of neighbors and factory workers in the area. In the interim, we are actively engaged in preparing Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims from an equally toxic site – Ground Zero.
The Law Firm of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP is proud to announce the launch of their own Internet Informational Disability and Compensation Claim Video Channel, in addition to their new You Tube Disability Law Channel. Our lawyers have produced 50 helpful videos covering topics such as Zadroga 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Claims, New York Workers’ Compensation Fund Claims, Construction Site Accidents, Social Security Disability Claims, Long Term Disability Claims and New York Civil Service Disability Pensions.
This article explains some of the basic health provisions of the Zadroga Act and who may apply for benefits under the reopened 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. I hope you find it helpful.
Last week Gregory Zeller of the Long Island Business News (LIBN) interviewed me about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act and the reopened Victim Compensation Fund. Read the LIBN Zadroga Act article here. including the excellent 9/11 WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program at Stony Brook Univerity Medical Center based in Islandia, If you have any questions, call me directly toll free at 1-855-WTC-INFO or visit our Zadroga 9/11 Claims informational website at www.zadrogaclaimsinfo.com.
Unfortunately, Mr. Feal is now in the business of trying to recommend 9/11 Zadroga Claim lawyers. Respectfully, he should stick to what he does best – legislative advocacy. Mr. Feal’s recent press releases regarding the attorney selection process for Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims only serve to confuse the population he intends to help. Does it have anything to do with the fact that this specific lawyer sits on the FealGood Foundation Board? Does the FealGood Foundation, its Board Members or its officers directly, or indirectly, benefit from this new “lawyer referral ” service? More importantly, does it lead to the best legal representation possible for 9/11 victims? It is also questionable why Mr. Feal so abruptly changed his position on the urgency of the attorney selection process, given his prior statement to “be patient”.
law firms of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, Daniel J. Hansen, Esq. and Chet Lukaszewski, PC have launched an informational website for 9/11 heroes and victims simply named Zadroga 9/11 Claims Info. Our team aims to restore the public’s confidence that there are attorneys with integrity who are willing to take these claims, handle them professionally and do their clients justice.
The New York Post called it an "incredible blunder". The New York Daily News reported that 9/11 sick workers were scared to sign any "settlement papers" or risk losing out on Zadroga Act Victims’ Compensation Fund benefits. This is not the first time that the Worby / Napoli Law firms have been accused of "scaring" 9/11… Continue Reading
President Obama today signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 while vacationing in Hawaii.
For disabled 9/11 survivors and first responders, the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, after a long and arduous struggle by advocates who never gave up, was certainly the highlight of last year. More and better healthcare for these heroes is on the way.
On the heels of a unflattering article two days ago in the NY Daily News about the 9/11 lawyers at Worby, Groner & Edelman and Napoli, Bern, Susan Edelman of the New York Post is reporting today on a potential mistake these lawyers may have made that could cost First Responders millions of dollars in the short term. This is not the way it was supposed to work. The deal that was sold to these clients was that they should take the 9/11 litigation settlement now, use it to pay current medical bills, and then they would also be able to apply for Zadroga 9/11 compensation also. What a mess…! Stay tuned and pray for the best…
Law Firms of Worby, Groner & Edelmann LLP and Napoli, Bern LLP are catching heat from many angry 9/11 First Responders and victims about their new Zadroga Act website which was planned to attact Zadroga Act claims prior to the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
The Bottom Line – if you were a participant in any of the recently resolved 9/11 lawsuits against New York City and represented by a lawyer or law firm, you do NOT have to use that same lawyer or law firm to represent you in your Zadroga Victims’ Compensation Fund claim.
You should explore any law firms’ long-term commitment to 9/11 First Responders and victims before you sign any paperwork. Find the lawyer that you personally feel comfortable with who will also get you the best results.
For the attorneys at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, this is what Christmas time is all about. In that spirit, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year! May no injuries or disabilities visit your doorstep in 2011. For those struggling with injury or illness already, may 2011 bring you the a quick and complete recovery.
Here is the text of the final Zadroga bill passed by the Senate yesterday which will now go to President Obama to sign. Some of the medical conditions for survivors in the Zadroga 9/11 Act that will be covered are listed below Interstitial lung diseases WTC-exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
a deal on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has just been reached in the United States Senate. the original 10 year,$7.4 billion treatment and compensation package has now been trimmed to 5 years and $4.3 billion.
reopens the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and caps attorney fees at 10%
If the Zadroga 9/11 Compensation bill passes at this time of year, the verse “Hark the Herald Angel Sings… God and some “Republicans” reconcile !” should be sung from the church pews. Merry Christmas!
That is, unless Republican Senator Tom “Scrooge” Coburn gets in the way! (see his cruel opposition paper to the Zadroga Victims Compensation Bill here).
Many say passage of the Detective James Zadroga Bill in the US Senate is all up to Chuck Schumer now. Not so. Many first responders unfairly closed out of the most recent mega 9/11 settlement may only have the Zadroga Bill to fall back on – and they are just as sick as the ones now being compensated in the lawsuits approved by Judge Alvin Hellerstein
New York VA disability statistics
A Bird in the Hand: Will 95% of 9/11 Lawsuit First Responders Accept Settlement Today?
If you are a practicing workers’ compensation lawyer in New York and missed Craig Rosasco’s presentation on the New Workers’ Compensation Treatment Guidelines in Albany last weekend, you missed one of the best CLE’s I’ve attended in a long time.