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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Hits Billion-Dollar Milestone

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Hits Billion-Dollar Milestone

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has now awarded more than $1 billion in benefits, according to a recently released report. First responders have received the vast majority of that total, at approximately $973 million. The fund provides financial and medical assistance to anyone who fell ill after being exposed to toxic chemicals in the dust… Read More »

What Types of Cancer Are Covered Under the Zadroga Act?

There are currently more than 60 types of cancer covered under the health care fund for first responders of the terrorist attacks of September 11. This is thanks to a 2012 decision by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, which added 50 types of cancer to the language of the Zadroga Act. As… Read More »

First Responders Affected by Ground Zero Toxins Testify to Congress

As the fight continues to extend the benefits of the James Zadroga Health Act, more people have shown up to testify in front of Congress on the continued need for those benefits. Recently, a number of first responders who had been seriously injured in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 appeared… Read More »

House Subcommittee Meets to Discuss Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

On Thursday, June 11, a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health was held to discuss the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, also known as H.R. 1786. The bill would reauthorize the existing Zadroga Act, the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program,… Read More »

Barasch & McGarry goes to Washington to lobby for the extention of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Over 100 NYC firefighters and other WTC first responders recently marched on Washington to demand that Congress extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  The big turnout lobbied Congressional representatives, specifically members of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, to support the law that supplies health and compensation to sick and dying… Read More »

World Trade Center Offers Time Lapse Video on Elevator

Rebuilding the World Trade Center was a triumphant achievement for developers. Although Ground Zero is now the site a beautiful new tower opened in November 2014, it has not left the history of its evolution behind. There are a number of memorials built into the new building, including the 9/11 Museum. The newest edition to… Read More »

9/11 First Responders Dogged by Rheumatoid Arthritis

In the years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many first responders who worked at Ground Zero have suffered a number of health problems, including respiratory issues and cancer. Recently, evidence has suggested there is yet another health concern to add to the list: rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that… Read More »

Hundreds suffering from 9/11-Related Illnesses Plead for Zadroga Act Extension

Thousands of 9/11 responders will lose their health care and the compensation that the government has acknowledged that they are owed if the program ends “People will die” if Congress fails to extend the Zadroga Act, a former NYPD officer battling cancer warned a House panel Thursday.  David Howley, one of hundreds of supporters of… Read More »

The Health Care Responders Need: A Former Lower Manhattan Resident and Recovery Worker Urges Renewal of the 9/11 Zadroga Law

May 30 marks the anniversary of the end of the recovery and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site when the last piece of debris — a misshapen steel column — was cleared in 2002. Thirteen years later, workers, volunteers and survivors can’t clear their bodies of the toxic effects of 9/11. As if in… Read More »

World Trade Center Welcomes Startups

The 7 World Trade Center was the first new building to open on the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Opened in 2006, some of the biggest companies in New York have taken up residence in it. Although rent in the skyscraper does not run cheap, a few lucky entrepreneurs might soon… Read More »

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