By Michael Barasch | Published October 7, 2015 | | |
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 Read MoreRead More
The legendary heroism of FDNY firefighters, Port Authority police and NYPD officers has cast a long shadow over the events of September 11th, 2001. At times, it seems as though emergency medical service workers have gotten lost in that shadow. Nevertheless, eight EMS workers were lost that day and many more continue to suffer physically Read MoreRead More
Many 9/11 responders have suffered from PTSD in the days, months and years after the attacks. But if certain people in Washington have their way, the diagnosis might change to PTS. According to the Washington Post, a movement is afoot in the nation’s capital to change the way politicians and veterans’ advocates talk about post-traumatic Read MoreRead More
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 Read MoreRead More
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 Read MoreRead More
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There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.
For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.
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