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    We Will Never Forget

    By Michael Barasch

    Eighteen years ago today, our country suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in human history. Thousands of innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001, and those exposed to the World Trade Center toxins have faced a terrible health crisis that continues to afflict the 9/11 community. Tragically, more than 2,300 people have died due to […]

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  • What is the Zadroga Act and What Does it Cover?

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    Breaking News: President Trump Signs Law Which Fully Funds and Permanently Extends the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    This morning I was honored to be invited to the White House to witness the historic signing of the law which fully funds and permanently extends the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. In addition to the legislators who sponsored the bill, the ceremony included families of our clients Jimmy Zadroga and Ray Pfeiffer, as well as […]

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    Urgent: Senators Rand Paul & Mike Lee have blocked the passage of S.546

    By Michael Barasch

    Senators Rand Paul & Mike Lee have blocked the passage of S.546 – “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund”. 74 other Senators have agreed to co-sponsor this pending bi-partisan bill and nearly every other Senator has assured us that they will vote for it! As you know, the House […]

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  • More City Unions Obtain Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

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    More City Unions Obtain Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    Another group of public employees suffering from 9/11-related illnesses has been given unlimited sick leave as the de Blasio administration continues to grant these arrangements on a union-by-union basis. New York State employees as well as New York City first responders and sanitation workers have been allowed to take unlimited sick time as they deal […]

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  • WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

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    WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    As the serious medical problems associated with 9/11 exposure mount, a new cancer risk has been identified. During a four-year period, diagnoses of head and neck cancers increased by 40 percent among World Trade Center first responders. Carcinogenic particles that were inhaled by police officers, fire fighters, military personnel and others at or near Ground […]

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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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    Remembering our Vets and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    On this Veterans Day, we’d like to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our wonderful country. It is so important to recognize and thank those who protect our nation and whose sacrifices and service make our way of life possible. We must never take our safety and security for […]

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