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    Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Fights for World Trade Center Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    A bipartisan Congressional delegation recently introduced legislation to increase funding for the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, providing security for more than 400,000 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Congressman Andrew Garbarino and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are the lead sponsors of the “9/11 Responder […]

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    As 9/11 anniversary approaches, responders and survivors are still at risk

    By Michael Barasch

    We are just weeks away from the twentieth anniversary of September 11, 2001, a day our nation will never forget. We will never forget the bravery of the first responders – the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical workers, and search-and-rescue teams who saved thousands of lives as the Twin Towers were collapsing, then searched the […]

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    Mount Sinai Researchers Find Liver Disease Risk for World Trade Center Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Mount Sinai researchers recently found evidence that 9/11 first responders who responded to  Ground Zero immediately after the attacks had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease than responders who were there later. Their risk of developing hepatic steatosis – when the liver contains abnormally high levels of fat – as a result of exposure […]

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    Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Urges World Trade Center Health Program to Expedite Decision on Covering Uterine Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has publicly called on the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program to expedite its decision on whether to include uterine cancer as a covered condition eligible for free health care. The group of representatives from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut – led by Congresswoman Mikie […]

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    Study Finds Liver Damage Risk for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders and people working at the World Trade Center site after 9/11 were recently found to have developed hepatic steatosis – commonly known as fatty liver disease – at four times the rate among the general population. The study, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, also found that responders who reached […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Final Day for Major 9/11 Registration Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, July 29, 2021, marks the final day for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) if you were certified with a 9/11 illness or lost a loved one more than 2 years ago.  When you register with the VCF, you preserve your right to register […]

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