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CBS News Special Report on Social Security Disability Claim Backlog

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Last night the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric unveiled the first of two special reports on the Social Security Disability claim backlog.  My friend and fellow Social Security Disability lawyer, John Hogan, was interviewed and spoke of the 2 1/2 year wait for a hearing in the Atlanta area!  When you see the disabled claimant’s profiled in this report, you will realize how cruel and unacceptable such waits are.  I suppose that we should be thankful that the hearing wait in the New York metropolitan region is only 18 months!???  But it is hard to feel this way when you see clients […]

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Happy 2008 from New York Disability Attorneys – Turley, Redmond & Rosasco

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year to all the readers of the New York Disability Law Blog!  Over the course of 2007, we are pleased to report that our firm has once again helped thousands of injured and disabled claimants successfully win the benefits they deserve. Our blog has  tried to provide timely and helpful information to all those struggling with a variety of disability claims, including long term disability insurance claims, Social Security disability claims,  workers’ compensation claims and VA disability claims.  Since its inception in March 2005, our blog’s readership has steadily grown and we have become a frequent resource to […]

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Merry Christmas to All from New York Disability Lawyers!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

"This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy…"  – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843). At this festive time of year, when so many of us have more worldly goods than we truly need, let us not forget those among us who are not working due to accidents or disease.  The attorneys at Turley, Redmond & Rosasco have dedicated our professional lives to to lifting up and providing for injured and disabled claimants with ERISA and private long term disability claims, Social Security disability claims and workers’ […]

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New York Times Reports on Social Security Disability Claim Crisis

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Yesterday’s front cover of the NY Times had an article detailing the long delays in the Social Security Disability claim process.  Much of the backlog is the result of Congress failing to adequately fund a Social Security disability claim system which is now facing more claims due to the aging of the "baby boomer" generation.  Today, a rash of editorials skewering both President Bush and Congress for this preventable crisis hit the streets and the far reaches of the Internet.  Something must be done – now!  Last week, I traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to handle a Social Security disability […]

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NY Disability Attorney Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Verizon for Potential Cancer Victims

Monday, November 19, 2007

As detailed in Newsday today, Mitchell Breit of the national class action law firm of Whatley, Drake & Kallas and the disability law firm of Turley, Redmond & Rosasco have filed a "medical monitoring" class action lawsuit  against Verizon in New York Supreme Court, County of Brooklyn, for workers who previously worked at the former Sylvania nuclear fuel rod plant in Hicksville, Long Island.  Verizon previously settled a lawsuit by surrounding residents for a reported 11 million dollars due to an increased rate of cancer in the area.   The lawsuit follows a recent decision by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board which […]

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Rosasco Attends Veterans Disability Attorney Conference in DC

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

As an Air Force veteran myself, it was reassuring to know that so many talented veteran disability claim lawyers were in attendance at the National Organization of  Veterans’ Attorneys (NOVA) conference last week in Washington, DC.  My partner David Tobias and I attended, and as always, there was much to learn.   If there was one thing that stood out in my mind from this conference, it would be the realization of the staggering numbers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service connected disability claims that we will all be seeing come out of the current Iraq war.  Formerly called "Soldiers Heart" and "Shell Shock" in […]

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Turley, Redmond & Rosasco Partner Endorsed by Newsday for Suffolk County Legislature

Monday, October 29, 2007

Turley, Redmond & Rosasco founding partner William "Bill" Turley was endorsed today by Newsday as Smithtown’s next representative in the Suffolk County Legislature.  Bill, who has been practicing workers’ compensation and disability claim law on Long Island for over 20 years, impressed the Newsday staff with his innovative ideas on clean energy and immigration.  13TH DISTRICT North Smithtown, part of Huntington Republican Lynn Nowick, 60, of St. James, is running for a fourth term. Her assiduous constituent services assure her popularity. But she has few constructive new ideas, especially regarding the 800-pound gorilla in her district: the fate of the former […]

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