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Citizen Group Lobbies for Extension of Zadroga Act

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Citizen Group Lobbies for Extension of Zadroga Act

A group of September 11 first responders and other concerned citizens recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. to try to convince lawmakers to continue funding the James Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act covers medical expenses for anyone who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. If… Read More »

Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade… Read More »

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte Push for 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Extension

New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte will join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in offering a measure urging extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The act, aiding former Ground Zero workers in honor of James Zadroga, expires next year. The senators’ proposal is a nonbinding budget amendment, but aims to put lawmakers on record. Ayotte… Read More »

WTC Developer Says He is Owed Billions from Airlines After 9/11

A developer who is rebuilding at the World Trade Center recently told a federal appeals court that he believes he is entitled to billions of dollars from the airline companies involved in the attacks of September 11. The Twin Towers were destroyed on 9/11 and the developer recouped $4 billion in insurance money, but claims… Read More »

World Trade Center Slowly Fills with Tech Occupants

A lot has changed in the years since the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One of the many changes is a shift toward a technological force in the world of business. These companies are among the most prevalent new occupants of the rebuilt World Trade Center. When the Towers were struck, financial companies… Read More »

Researchers Screen 9/11 Survivors for Heart and Kidney Diseases

The attacks of September 11 left a black eye on the city of New York, with many of its heroic first responders and recovery workers suffering from devastating health effects in the years that followed. While it has been well over a decade since the towers fell, many who were present on that fateful day… Read More »

The Passing of FDNY Captain John Graziano

Barasch, McGarry, Salzman and Penson is heartbroken to report the sad news that our friend, FDNY Captain John Graziano has passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer.  John was not just a heroic firefighter.  He was a wonderful man, a devoted husband and loving father.  It was an honor and a privilege to say… Read More »

Street Corner Renamed to Honor 9/11 Police Officer

Although many think of the death toll of 9/11 to be limited to the day of the attacks, the truth is that thousands have died in the years that followed due to illnesses that manifested as a result of their exposure to toxic dust at Ground Zero. When the Twin Towers fell on September 11,… Read More »

Many 9/11 Survivors Still Suffer from PTSD, Depression

While much attention is given to physical health problems related to individuals’ exposure to toxic fumes on 9/11, often people overlook the mental toll. The symptoms of these problems can be more difficult to recognize and often victims are reluctant to admit the extent of their mental heath problems. Since the terrorist attacks of September… Read More »

Council Members Pushing for Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Act

Among the many devastating effects of September 11 are the lingering medical problems faced by first responders who worked at Ground Zero. Though it has been nearly 14 years since terrorists steered planes into the Twin Towers, serious health issues have long dogged those workers who were part of the rescue and recovery efforts, as… Read More »

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