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    Advocates Pressure Congress to Extend Benefits for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** Advocates from the World Trade Center Health Program are urging lawmakers in Congress to pass an extension of a law that provides medical benefits for 9/11 first […]

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    Could Wall Street Workers Have Been Affected by Ground Zero Dust?

    By Michael Barasch

    Recently, the story of Dave Innocenti, a former employee at the New York Stock Exchange, made national news. Today, the former broker, who regularly biked, ran and lifted weights, has to walk with a cane and use an electric chairlift to get up stairs at just 58 years old, thanks to rheumatoid arthritis he developed […]

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    78 Ground Zero Cleanup Workers Settle Claims

    By Michael Barasch

    A federal judge recently approved settlements brought forth by 78 different workers who helped to clean up the debris at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The workers all suffered from a variety of conditions caused by the toxic dust floating in the air after buildings in the area […]

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    Sick Ground Zero Workers Win $53 Million Settlement

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 80 union workers who helped Ground Zero cleanup have received a settlement worth $53.8 million. The workers are all suffering from lingering health issues after working around Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and breathing in the toxic dust that had settled in the area after the […]

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    More than 100 House Members Back Permanent Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law

    By Michael Barasch

    Health and compensation for injured and ill 9/11 survivors and responders set to expire without Congressional action WASHINGTON –Support for a permanent extension of the programs established to aid ailing 9/11 responders and survivors reached a critical milestone today with 102 Members of the House of Representatives, including 24 Republicans, now backing the effort. The […]

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    NYC Firefighters Among Groups in Favor of Renewing Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    Firefighters have been vocal in support for renewing the Zadroga Act, a piece of federal legislation providing medical care and financial compensation to all survivors and responders who became injured or ill in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A statement from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) was released […]

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