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    State to Pick Tab for Benefits of Ground Zero Volunteers

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, whose law firm represents nearly 10,000 first responders, including scores of people who volunteered at Ground Zero, applauded the news. Barasch said “thank goodness the State of NY is doing its part to provide medical coverage for these brave men and women who selflessly worked at Ground zero helping the first responses. They […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Mayor de Blasio gives retired firefighter with renal cancer, a dedicated Zadroga Act crusader, the key to the city

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch, the attorney for the Zadroga family as well as thousands of other sick 9/11 first responders, was delighted that the Major bestowed the Key to the City to Ray Pfeiffer.  “No one deserves this honor more than Ray”, said Barasch.   “I was lucky to meet him during several of the trips we made […]

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  • Zadroga ActHealth Programs

    Is There a 9/11 Mesothelioma Epidemic in our Future?

    By Michael Barasch

    Mesothelioma, a gruesome form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, is one of the many illnesses for which the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act provides benefits and compensation. Fourteen years after the terrorist attacks, more than 1,100 people have been certified to receive cancer treatment under the WTC Health Program, and […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation FundHealth Programs

    Has Your Member of Congress Forgotten 9/11?

    By Michael Barasch

    As of midnight, September 30, 2015, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act expired. The expiration means that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program will not be funded beyond October 2016. Does Congress truly intend to abandon thousands of 9/11 responders and survivors who served our country valiantly in […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Jon Stewart Makes Surprise ‘Daily Show’ Return for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch watched with gratitude as Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show to shine a light on Congress’ refusal to pass legislation that would extend the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act (including the Victim Compensation Fund). Stewart urged viewers to contact Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Ryan to urge them to pass […]

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  • Zadroga ActHealth Programs

    WTC Health Program Success Story: Kidney Cancer Treatment

    By Michael Barasch

    The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 created the World Trade Center Health Program, charged with monitoring and treating 9/11 responders who develop illnesses related to toxic exposure during rescue and recovery work. As attorneys who represent 9/11 responders, we urge anyone who was exposed to toxins at Ground Zero to […]

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