Zadroga Act Attorney Rosasco Comments on New 9 11 Compensation Fund Rules from Special Master Sheila BirnbaumMonday, June 27, 2011
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.
Right now, the big disappointments in the draft rules, which are subject to a 45 day comment period for possible changes, is the lack of specific compensation coverage for victims with cancer or PTSD. Cancer coverage under the 9 11 Victim Compensation Fund will be left to the decision of John Howard, MD, the World Trade Center Health Program Director. The Zadroga 9 11 Act itself and the draft rules and regulations bar compensation claims for anything but "physical harm", eliminating claims for PTSD. However, claimant’s with both PTSD and asthma, for example, would be able to collect for the asthma part of their claim.
I will be submitting comments along with my 9 11 WTC Lawyer partner, Daniel J. Hansen shortly. 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 . Talk then.