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The Victim Compensation Fund is closing on October 3, 2016. We need your help now to extend it.

VCF Awards Likely to Be Cut by 60% Unless You Take Action to Contact Congressmen Outside of the New York Area. “I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed for our country.” That’s how Jon Stewart described the failure of Congress to extend health and compensation programs for 9/11 first responders and survivors – 33,000 of whom are suffering […]

Voices of September 11th Information Forum

Attorneys Mike Barasch and Noah Kushlefsky were invited to speak at a Voices of September 11th Forum.  They joined the  Victim Compensation Fund’s (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, and the VCF’s NY Director Fran Gottfried.  The four discussed the progress that the VCF has made since Congress passed the Zadroga Health & Compensation Act in […]


Please be aware that there is a critical deadline for all construction workers and first responders who worked at the WTC site. Anyone diagnosed with PROSTATE CANCER between September 11, 2005 and Sept. 11, 2013 must register with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) by October 21, 2015. In fact, anyone with a certified World Trade […]

Fox News Settles Fair Use Lawsuit Over 9/11 Photo on Facebook

The Fox News Network has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed over the posting to Facebook of a copyrighted photo taken on September 11, 2001. A federal judge recently ruled the network was not protected by fair use doctrine when it posted an iconic photo called “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero” to its […]

More than 100 House Members Back Permanent Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law

Health and compensation for injured and ill 9/11 survivors and responders set to expire without Congressional action WASHINGTON –Support for a permanent extension of the programs established to aid ailing 9/11 responders and survivors reached a critical milestone today with 102 Members of the House of Representatives, including 24 Republicans, now backing the effort. The […]

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 […]

Shocking: Politicians speak out Against 9/11 Fund

Shocking:  Even when it comes to sick 9/11 first responders, politicians speak out of both sides of their mouths For the past 14 years, on the anniversary of the worst tragedy to strike our country, legislative leaders, like clockwork, have taken full advantage of the opportunity to get before news cameras and microphones to espouse […]

Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Push to Renew Zadroga 9/11 Health Law

-Senators, Members of Congress from Both Sides of the Aisle Unite to Continue Health Care & Compensation for 9/11 Heroes & Heroines- -Michael Barasch attends press conference in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Advocates for sick and dying 9/11 first responders and survivors praised a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives who introduced legislation today […]

Attorney Michael Barasch Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article about 9/11 Compensation Fund

On April 8th, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Fund to Give More Than $1 Billion to Ailing Sept. 11 Workers.” In the article, writer Derek Kravitz discusses the congressional fund that was created to compensate first responders and workers who have suffered health complications due to inhaling toxic substances during the September […]

Overseer of 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Shares Challenges of His Position

Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master of the original September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, recently spoke at length to students of Franklin Pierce University about the challenges of his position as part of a course offered by the university called “America and 9/11.” The class runs a full semester and takes an in-depth look at how […]


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