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    Elevated Rates of Post-9/11 Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

    By Michael Barasch

    The immune system has many responses to something it identifies as potentially harmful to the body, including inflammatory responses. When inflammatory cells do not disperse, small clumps, called granulomas, can develop in many tissues in the body, but is most prevalent in the lungs. Symptoms of pulmonary sarcoidosis include coughing and shortness of breath. If […]

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    PTSD and Respiratory Disorders Linked in WTC Survivors

    By Michael Barasch

    A study published in the American Journal of Public Health in January 2012 for the first time linked lower respiratory symptoms with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults living or working in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The study analyzed medical records of 16,363 people participating in the World Trade Center Health Program registry. […]

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    How Do I Know If I Am Eligible for 9/11 Fund Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    Congress created the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) soon after the attacks of September 11th, 2001 to provide recompense and financial assistance to those injured in the attacks and the building collapse as well as to the families of those who lost their lives. The first version of the VCF only compensated those present […]

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    Certifying Cancers as WTC-Related Health Conditions

    By Michael Barasch

    In September 2012, Dr. John Howard — Administrator for the World Trade Center Health Program and Director of the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) — announced that NIOSH would add 50 different cancers to the list of illnesses eligible for no-cost treatment by the WTC Health Program. This rule becomes final on […]

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    If Congress Fails to Act, Newly-Expanded Zadroga Act Health Benefits May Face Funding Cuts

    By Michael Barasch

    A June 2012 ruling by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) added 50 different types of cancer to the list of illnesses covered by the WTC Health Program. But many survivors of 9/11 were dismayed to learn this past September that $38 million of the money set aside for injured survivors may […]

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    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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