Category Archives: Health Issues

A Message from VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum – Update on Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization

Dear Friends, I am very happy to report to you today that we have paid over $1 billion dollars to claimants since the VCF reopened in 2011. This includes all payments made to date – either partial or in full – on Group A claims. I am tremendously proud of the VCF team for reaching […]

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FDNY battalion chief seeks doctor who saved his life

FDNY Battalion Chief Kevin McNamara is looking for the dermatologist who saved his life on January 25, 2016 at Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, Pennsylvania. The doctor,  “a redhead or strawberry blonde”, about 5’2″ and in her 30s or 40s, identified a melanoma on McNamara’s back and told him to have it checked. He did […]

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Rockland 9/11 responders’ names added to police memorial

The names of two men who died last year of World Trade Center-related illnesses will be added to the Rockland County Police Memorial this weekend. NYPD Lt. Luis Lopez and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro both responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Both were 50 years old, reports Robert Brum in the […]

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