openPR Logo
Press release

MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Support FDNY’s Findings on Link between Toxic Exposure at Ground Zero Site and Cancer

09-05-2011 07:56 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

Press release from: Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP

/ PR Agency: PRMG
Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say they support the scientific study published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, and released by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), which found that firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks had a greater chance of getting cancer than those who were not at the site. Both attorneys also agree that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) should have waited until the FDNY published its findings before determining whether those with certain cancers will be eligible for the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and urged NIOSH to re-examine its decision immediately.

On September 1, the FDNY released its findings which studied 9,853 firefighters — 8,927 of which were exposed to the airborne toxins — and concluded that firefighters who worked at the Ground Zero site after 9/11 were 19% more likely to get cancer than those who never worked at the site. The federally-funded study followed the firefighters over a seven-year period.

According to the study, there were 263 cases of cancer in the exposed group, 38 more cases that those who were not exposed to the toxins. The study also found that 27 firefighters who were at Ground Zero died of cancer. The FDNY will submit its findings to NIOSH.

The study was released approximately one and a half months after Dr. John Howard, who oversees the VCF program, concluded that there was not enough scientific evidence linking exposure to toxins at Ground Zero to cancer. He said other exposures associated with cancer — smoking, diet, genetic predispositions — cannot be linked to one event, such as the September 11, 2001 attacks.

“The FDNY’s findings proved what we knew all along: that there is a link between exposure to Ground Zero toxins and cancer,” Mr. Rosasco said. “It was definitely too soon for Dr. Howard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to exclude cancers from the list of diseases that are eligible for the fund.”

“We urge Dr. Howard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to review the FDNY study and immediately re-examine their prior decision.” Mr. Hansen said. “Many of these firefighters worked tirelessly at the Ground Zero site, unaware of the dangers they were exposed to and the illnesses and diseases they would later contract. They need medical treatment and compensation to support their families now – not a year from now. This study — funded by the federal government — is proof that these heroes need to receive the medical care and financial compensation they justly deserve.”

For more information, call 1(855) WTC-INFO or visit www.zadrogaclaimsinfo.com.

Hank Russell, Public Relations Director
The Public Relations and Marketing Group
156 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 207-1057
hrussell@theprmg.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Support FDNY’s Findings on Link between Toxic Exposure at Ground Zero Site and Cancer here

News-ID: 190326 • Views: 1229

More Releases from Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP

Troy G. Rosasco Appointed Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of …
Troy G. Rosasco, a Senior Partner at the law firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Rosasco will teach a new course during the spring semester called “Protective Legislation for Workers,” which will cover Workers’ Compensation law and Social Security Disability claims. Mr. Rosasco concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, long-term disability
Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP Launches New Educational Social Security …
Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, one of New York’s leading Social Security Disability law firms, has launched www.newyorkdisabilitylawyer.com, a new website with over 100 pages of helpful educational information for Social Security Disability claimants, medical providers and support organizations. The site will be regularly updated with new information as needed. The site contains a full Social Security Disability library that includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), procedural and legal issues and
Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Announce Reopening of 9/11 Victim Co …
Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, have announced that the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is reopened and urge those to submit their claims if they have not yet already done so. On October 3, Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, is expected to reopen the $2.775 billion fund. Those who are eligible to file a
MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Support Lawmakers …
Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say they support the decision to that would place cancer on the list of diseases covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Three members of U.S. Congress from New York — Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King — have urged the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

All 5 Releases


More Releases for FDNY

Island Fire Life Safety Joins the W&M Sprinkler Team
Island Fire Life Safety Co., a NYC based fire protection company, has joined the W&M Sprinkler team. Together, Island Fire and W&M can provide a complete array of fire protection systems and services to customers in the New York Metropolitan area. Island Fire Life Safety specializes in the installation of fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems. The company can install fire protection systems in new construction or retrofit an existing
Guberman-PMC Teams up With 9/11 FDNY Hero to Slam Victory Welding's George Foote …
There's more to life than profit. And integrity can't be bought. That's the philosophy pushing Guberman-PMC to ISO certification and quality success, while maintaining a pro-American, pro-veteran stance despite the shady affairs of other businesses choosing to work with anti-American elements. New York, NY, USA, September 27th, 2018 -- September 11th, 2001 is a day that is etched into the hearts and souls of all true Americans. It has also stood
New safety law affecting apartment buildings and hotels has compliance deadline …
New Safety Law Effecting Apartment Buildings and Hotels Has Compliance Deadline Coming In March 2018. Tragically this winter has already proven as one of the deadliest on record and its just begun. At 2363 Prospect Avenue, Bronx a 3-year-old boy's started a fire in a first-floor apartment. The boy had been playing with the burners on the kitchen stove. When the mother fled the burning apartment with the boy she left
Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Announce Reopening of 9/11 Victim Co …
Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, have announced that the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is reopened and urge those to submit their claims if they have not yet already done so. On October 3, Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, is expected to reopen the $2.775 billion fund. Those who are eligible to file a
MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Support Lawmakers …
Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say they support the decision to that would place cancer on the list of diseases covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Three members of U.S. Congress from New York — Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King — have urged the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Blast Dr. John Howard’s Decision N …
Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say Dr. John Howard’s decision not to add cancer to the list of diseases covered under the 9/11 James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has nothing to do with scientific evidence, but rather as a cost-cutting measure designed to prevent those diagnosed with the disease to be compensated. On July 26,