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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Important Deadlines for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    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. *** As of January 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which had closed in June 2004. […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Where Is the 9/11 “Crash Site” Defined in the Zadroga Act That Affects Victim Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in January 2011, sets aside $4.2 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program to test and treat workers, volunteers and other survivors of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It is named for one of the first New York City […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    How Extensive Was the WTC Dust Cloud — And Who Is Eligible for 9/11 Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    Just how far did the toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 travel? Satellite images show the dust cloud trailing from Lower Manhattan across Brooklyn and into the Long Island Sound, which provides some idea of the pervasiveness of the asbestos fibers, crushed cement, lead, copper, fiberglass and other dangerous […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    What Were the Toxic Substances in the 9/11 World Trade Center Dust?

    By Michael Barasch

    If there is a single image of what happened on September 11, 2001 in New York City, it is the still-standing World Trade Center (WTC) towers burning with a trail of smoke pouring out of what had to be unimaginable horror inside. But a full dozen years after the towers fell, the dust cloud from […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    What Digestive Disorders Resulted from the 9/11 Attacks?

    By Michael Barasch

    The death toll of those who died on September 11, 2001 is believed to have been 2,606 in the World Trade Center twin towers, plus passengers in the two airplanes that struck the buildings. In addition to this intense tragedy and loss, the cloud of toxic dust that surviving police, firemen, emergency workers, office workers […]

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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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    Lung Injuries Resulting from the 9/11 Attacks

    By Michael Barasch

    In the moments, days, weeks and months following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) in 2001, clouds of dust enveloped Lower Manhattan. As the debris was cleared from the site, that same dust found its way to the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Thousands of first responders inhaled this dust, […]

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