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    Cancer rates in the NYPD have risen about 50 percent since Sept. 11, 2001

    By Michael Barasch

    According to a long-term study published this month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, NYPD Chief Surgeon Dr. Eli Kleinman, along with scientists at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, found a roughly 50-percent increase in all cancers after Sept. 11, with especially alarming rates of four specific types: Brain […]

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    Firefighters Group Shreds Politicians Who Denied Zadroga Bill Support

    By Michael Barasch

    Firefighters are tired of the empty rhetoric of politicians who claim to support the heroism of the first responders but who consistently refuse to support the extension of the Zadroga Act, which would continue medical treatment for those who have been diagnosed with WTC illnesses.  Too many politicians have made flowery speeches honoring the sacrifices […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Failure to Reauthorize Zadroga Bill is Congress’ Shame (Editorial)

    By Michael Barasch

    The Staten Island Advance has published a scathing editorial criticizing hypocritical politicians for failing to support the extension of the Zadroga Act.  With so many first responders and local residents diagnosed with life-threatening cancers that have been linked to the toxic World Trade Center dust, it is a disgrace that Congress hasn’t done the right […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation Fund

    Voices of September 11th Information Forum

    By Michael Barasch

    Attorneys Mike Barasch and Noah Kushlefsky were invited to speak at a Voices of September 11th Forum.  They joined the  Victim Compensation Fund’s (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, and the VCF’s NY Director Fran Gottfried.  The four discussed the progress that the VCF has made since Congress passed the Zadroga Health & Compensation Act in […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero to bring the WTC Zadroga extension bill to a vote

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero where several NY area Congressmen urged their colleagues—particularly House Republican leaders—to bring the WTC Zadroga extension bill to a vote. Barasch joined politicians, union leaders and dozens of responders to urge passage.  Several survivors, including Barasch’s client Joe Zadroga, spoke of the health and financial hardships […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Advocacy Group Sheds Light on Opponents of 9/11 Benefits Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    Advocacy organization Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act launched a website on July 2, allowing anyone to research lawmakers’ stances on the extension of the law, along with any comments an elected official has said regarding the attacks of September 11, 2001. The creation of this website comes at a critical moment […]

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