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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Carrie asked me to help with a question from a reader about whether a 74 year old could work and collect Social Security Retirement benefits also. The reader seemed to believe that the hard working septuagenarian was somehow cheating the US government!
See my detailed response about Social Security in Newsday here and here, and keep reading Carrie’s column. It was refreshing to get my mind off Zadroga Act Claims for a few moments.
“In court papers filed yesterday, lawyer Paul Hoffman said he’s “appalled” that Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern is seeking a piece of the estimated $5,000 his firm will collect from its clients’ settlements”, according to the Post. The Napoli Bern and Worby Groner & Edelman law firms stand to collect almost $140 million in legal fees for the 9/11 lawsuit agaist New York City. Now they want a piece out of Mr. Hoffman’s $5,000 slice? Have they no shame?Continue Reading
New York City Police Department Det. James Zadroga passed away five years ago today as a result of his exposure to toxins at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 heroes. Now the law firms of Worby Groner & Edelman and Napoli, Bern are are fighting back and protesting the NY Post article in a barrage of internet press releases saying "Don’t Go to the NY Post for Legal Advice". The New York Post issued a new […]Continue Reading
President Obama today signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 while vacationing in Hawaii.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading