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NYC Firefighters Among Groups in Favor of Renewing Zadroga Act

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NYC Firefighters Among Groups in Favor of Renewing Zadroga Act

Firefighters have been vocal in support for renewing the Zadroga Act, a piece of federal legislation providing medical care and financial compensation to all survivors and responders who became injured or ill in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A statement from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) was released… Read More »

Jon Stewart and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand applauded for Highlighting the Effort to Make the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Permanent

Barasch & McGarry applauds Jon Stewart and Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) for highlighting the need to reauthorize and make permanent the programs that are helping injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors.  Mike Barasch attended the Daily Show taping with FDNY Deputy Chief Richard Alles, Attorney Noah Kushlefsky, 9/11 Advocate John Feal, and several other 9/11… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Nurses Ask Washington to Save Cancer Treatment for the 9/11 Heroes They Care For Zadroga 9/11 Health Act to Expire Unless Congress Takes Action

“A lot of these members are young members, people with lymphoma at 30 or 40, even prostate cancers at 30 and 40; it’s a young population we’re taking care of.” Meg McCormick, Nurse Case Manager/RN World Trade Center Health Program. Today, on the eve of the first legislative hearing on the reauthorization, advocates for 9/11… Read More »

Pennsylvania Members of Congress Must Come to the Rescue of Ground Zero Workers – Time to “Put Up or Shut Up”

We applaud the editorial writers of the NY Daily News who, recently called upon law makers from Pennsylvania to join those in New York and New Jersey in support of the extension of the 9/11 James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.  Years after the fires at Ground Zero stopped smoldering, thousands of rescue and recovery… Read More »

Study Finds Health Effects Linger for 9/11 Emergency Workers

It has been nearly 14 years since the infamous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. However, the devastating impact of those attacks continues for many first responders who were on the scene in the days and weeks that followed 9/11. These emergency workers have been plagued by both physical and mental health problems, many of… Read More »

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