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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Is Rheumatoid Arthritis a New Health Worry for 9/11 Responders?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than a decade after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the list of 9/11-related diseases continues to grow. Early on, authorities conceded that the toxic atmosphere at Ground Zero had likely caused a number of respiratory conditions, (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic rhinosinusitis) as well as gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Hundreds suffering from 9/11-Related Illnesses Plead for Zadroga Act Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of 9/11 responders will lose their health care and the compensation that the government has acknowledged that they are owed if the program ends “People will die” if Congress fails to extend the Zadroga Act, a former NYPD officer battling cancer warned a House panel Thursday.  David Howley, one of hundreds of supporters of […]

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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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