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    WTC Health Registry: What Is It?

    By Michael Barasch

    The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry tracks the health of more than 71,000 people exposed to the WTC terrorist attacks. What are the goals of the registry and what have we learned so far?  Patient registries are databases that follow the health of a defined group of patients over time. Registries help healthcare providers, […]

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    The VCF: Who Is in Charge?

    By Michael Barasch

    The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was created to provide compensation to people injured and killed because of the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. By law, operation of the VCF requires a Special Master to administer the fund.  In 2011, Sheila Birnbaum was appointed by United States Attorney General Eric Holder […]

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    Are the Allocated VCF Funds Going to be Enough?

    By Michael Barasch

    The expansion of VCF claim eligibility to victims of various cancers is a victory for first responders, rescue workers, cleanup workers and others who braved the aftermath of 9/11 to help pick up the pieces. However, the increase in size of the pool of potential claimants also raises questions about whether the $2.775 billion allocated […]

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    Why the VCF Was Expanded to Cover Prostate Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    One of the primary purposes of the James Zadroga Act and the new Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was to extend coverage beyond those who suffered immediate injuries in the wake of 9/11—and to account for the increasing number of first responders, rescue workers and others who were still being diagnosed with cancers and other chronic […]

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    The WTC Medical Working Group

    By Michael Barasch

    Several organizations were created to assist the victims of the 9/11 attacks with the long-term consequences of debris exposure. These include the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the WTC Health Program that provides treatment and testing to first responders and others. In addition to these important programs, however, the WTC Medical Working Group has been […]

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    Perspectives from the 9/11 Fund Special Master

    By Michael Barasch

    Since the new Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was opened more than two years ago, the special master appointed to oversee its administration, Sheila Birnbaum, has been highly visible and widely lauded for its progress. Recently, she took some time to discuss her experience during a speech before the New York University School of Law Annual […]

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