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.Continue Reading
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).
Lawyers Grapple with New York Workers' Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines Effective December 1, 2010Friday, December 10, 2010
The impact of the New Medical Treatment Guidelines put in place by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board effective December 1, 2010 is devastating to injured workers. those claimants with chronic injuries or illness’ will see an almost immediate cut in their ongoing medical treatment.
The new Medical Treatment Guidelines cap physical therapy and chiropractic care at 40 visits for the life of the case, absent a “variance” which the treating medical provider must apply for. Narcotic prescriptions are capped at just two weeks!
The current new Workers’ Compensation Board Medical Treatment Guidelines apply only to neck, back, shoulder and knee injuries
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 HellersteinContinue Reading
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No one knows because federal District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein has issued a “gag order” to prevent the parties from discussing the 9/11 settlement in public and has now given the plaintiff’s attorneys until this Thursday to “finish processing the paperwork”.
9/11 settlement delayed again
A Bird in the Hand: Will 95% of 9/11 Lawsuit First Responders Accept Settlement Today?Continue Reading
Craig Rosasco Lectures on New York Workers’ Compensation Board Medical Treatment Guidelines to Injured Workers Bar AssociationTuesday, October 12, 2010
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.Continue Reading