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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    9/11 Volunteers Eligible for Medical Treatment Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, it has become a well-known fact that first-responders and other workers at the cleanup of the fallen World Trade Center towers were exposed to dangerous toxins in the debris and dust. Many were affected in the days and months following 9/11. However, many more have and are likely […]

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    How to Apply for the WTC Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    If you suspect you are suffering from a physical or mental condition because of exposure to the hazards resulting from the 9/11 attacks, you may be eligible for free healthcare under the World Trade Center Health Program. Even if you currently have no symptoms, you may be entitled to free long-term health monitoring and clinical […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Deadline Déjà Vu for Comp Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    It is simply human nature, indicated the director of a Washington-based victim-support organization, for people to put off taking action until a deadline looms. Just look at the tax-filing ordeal many put themselves through every April. So it was no wonder, she concluded, that until the compensation fund deadline was imminent, the response was lower […]

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    Prostate Cancer Now Eligible for Zadroga Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    Less than three weeks before the deadline for registering under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officially added prostate cancer to the list of diseases eligible for compensation. The move also means those afflicted with 9/11-related prostate cancer are eligible for free care under the World Trade Center […]

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    A Man from New Jersey, a Tragedy in New York

    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. *** James Zadroga grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey. As a detective with the New York Police Department, Mr. Zadroga became heavily involved in recovery operations after […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    9/11 claims for compensation and benefits have specific windows of eligibility for victims and their families. Register now to ensure your claim is filed accurately and within the proper window. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Taking Its Toll: Death of a Volunteer

    By Michael Barasch

    Photographer Adan Gonzalez arrived at the WTC site as a volunteer. He worked to document the effort and support other volunteers and responders on-site. In May of this year, Mr. Gonzalez died of throat cancer he believed was caused by on-site exposure to toxins. Although the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved […]

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