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  • 9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation Fund

    Your WTC Claim: Make Sure It’s Done Right

    By Michael Barasch

    In January of this year, initial payments were made to 15 claimants from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The recipients were all first responders currently experiencing respiratory problems. Depending upon the ultimate number of Fund claimants, payout figures may range from $10,000 to $1.5 million. If you registered with the VCF and filed […]

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    File Your Claim for WTC-Related Illness Now

    By Michael Barasch

    If you or a loved one were present on a World Trade Center (WTC) crash or clean-up site after the 2001 terrorist attacks and suffered injury or subsequent illness, you may be eligible for compensation. With the filing deadline of October 3, 2013 rapidly approaching, the time to act on your claim is now. When […]

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    No Surprise Here: 9/11 Responders at Higher Risk for Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Cancer rates are 15 percent higher in 9/11 responders than in the general population, according to a recent Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) report. Epidemiologists examined data collected from 20,984 participants between 2001 and 2008, finding 575 cases of cancer instead of the expected 499. Thyroid, prostate and blood cancers (like […]

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    Registration Deadline Imminent for 9/11 VCF Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** People exposed to toxins from the September 11 terror attacks must register for benefits by October 13, 2013 — or lose them. The Zadroga Act reopened the […]

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    9/11 Environmental Toxins and Cancer Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    There are ways to reduce your cancer risk. Quit smoking. Eat healthy. Use sun screen. We take it for granted that exposure to certain chemicals or energy sources can trigger the proliferation of cancerous cells in the body. However, scientists are often reluctant to make claims about particular causes of cancer. For instance, a report […]

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    9/11 claims for compensation and benefits have specific windows of eligibility for victims and their families. Register now to ensure your claim is filed accurately and within the proper window. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    9/11 Respiratory Diseases Widespread and Chronic

    By Michael Barasch

    Within months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, many first responders began experiencing hard coughing, followed by a loss of breath. This coughing caused throat irritation. Another related symptom was acid reflux, or heartburn. World Trade Center (WTC) cough was the first 9/11-related injury to be recognized. This was only one of the chronic, debilitating […]

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