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    You are invited to Voices of September 11 Events on 9/9 and 9/10 in NYC

    By Michael Barasch

    To our friends and clients: Next Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks on our country. We know that this is going to be a difficult week for so many of you. We want to be sure that you know that you are not alone, and that there is a community of advocates […]

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    Mount Sinai Gets Contract Renewal as WTC Health Program Center

    By Michael Barasch

    This spring, Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan announced the renewal of its two contracts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to fund two 9/11-related centers: the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence (CCE) and the WTC General Responder Data Center […]

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    Study Confirms Intense WTC Dust Exposure Linked to Heart and Lung Disease

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study of 9/11 survivors, published in the online journal Injury Epidemiology, confirms that intense exposure to the toxic dust of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 — but not subsequently — was enough to cause significantly greater risk of heart and lung disease a decade or more later. The study was […]

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    BREAKING NEWS: VCF Requires Claimants to Enroll in the WTC Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    The Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has changed its regulations for eligibility. While there are a few exceptions, it is now a requirement that all claimants have their WTC-linked illnesses certified through World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Getting certified by the WTCHP has always been the fastest way to have the VCF find your conditions […]

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    WTC Health Program: Its Members and Conditions at a Glance

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 established the WTC Health Program, and five years later, Congress reauthorized the program until 2090. Responders and survivors who register with the program get free health screenings and treatment for 9/11-related conditions. But, largely because of long latency periods for post-9/11 illnesses, many affected individuals […]

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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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    WTC Health Registry’s Annual Report Releases New Findings

    By Michael Barasch

    In its 2016 annual report, the World Trade Center Health Registry indicates that 15 years after 9/11, we still do not fully understand the true magnitude of the health emergency caused by the terrorist attacks. The registry is charged with documenting and evaluating the long-term physical and mental health effects of the September 11, 2001 […]

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