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  • WTC Health Program vs. VCF: Do I Qualify for One or Both?

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    WTC Health Program vs. VCF: Do I Qualify for One or Both?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are often mentioned in the same breath. This makes sense since both were established by the Zadroga Act and run by the federal government. Misunderstandings about the differences often cause confusion, however, since many people don’t realize it is possible to qualify […]

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  • Am I a “Responder” or a “Survivor”

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    Am I a “Responder” or a “Survivor”?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Not everybody is familiar with the terminology that the WTC Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund use to classify the populations they serve. Here’s a quick primer: General Responders: This category is for people who worked or, in some cases, volunteered down at the WTC site on September 11th or during any part of the […]

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  • Tribute to 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Takes Shape

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    Tribute to 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Takes Shape

    By Michael Barasch

    With each passing year, we learn more about the terrible health toll suffered by the men and women who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. These World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers will be honored with a fitting monument at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The memorial, […]

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  • WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

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    WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    As the serious medical problems associated with 9/11 exposure mount, a new cancer risk has been identified. During a four-year period, diagnoses of head and neck cancers increased by 40 percent among World Trade Center first responders. Carcinogenic particles that were inhaled by police officers, fire fighters, military personnel and others at or near Ground […]

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    The Burden of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and The Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    After the government mistakenly guaranteed its residents and workers that the air was safe, it would not be long before thousands of people exposed to the World Trade Center toxic dust began experiencing respiratory and digestive issues that, whether they knew it at the time or not, were linked to their exposure to the looming toxins.
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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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    Feal Good Foundation Supports Injured 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Demonstrating that good things can come from personal tragedies, injured 9/11 responder John Feal has built a support network to assist fellow responders. As reported on the website, Feal was a construction supervisor working on recovery efforts at Ground Zero five days after the attack when a huge piece of steel fell and crushed […]

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