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  • Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

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    Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Less than two years before the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, scientists and healthcare providers still have many lingering questions about the effects on those who reported to the scene and participated in the months-long recovery effort. Higher cancer rates have been reported among the first responders who served […]

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  • City’s Highest Civic Honor Awarded to Advocates for 9/11 Illness Victims

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    City’s Highest Civic Honor Awarded to Advocates for 9/11 Illness Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    After years of worry that the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund might expire, New Yorkers and people from around the country celebrated the law that authorized its extension through the year 2090. The new law and its updated, strengthened provisions would not have come without the efforts of many dedicated advocates, some of whom are […]

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    Honoring the Fifteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By escapehatch

    This January marks the fifteenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a 9/11 hero and a Barasch & McGarry client. Zadroga tragically died of respiratory and digestive disease. But his death and autopsy were the evidence Congress needed to  demonstrate the deadly health consequences of exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Zadroga’s death […]

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  • New Law Extends 9/11 Claim Filing Deadline Through 2090

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    New Law Extends 9/11 Claim Filing Deadline Through 2090

    By Michael Barasch

    Officially known as “The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Compensation Fund Act,” a widely hailed new law has provided a measure of relief to current and future victims of 9/11-related conditions. Under the old rule, all Victim Compensation Fund claims had to be filed […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    Zadroga Act Special Master Publishes Interim Final Rule

    By Michael Barasch

    When Congress voted to reauthorize the Zadroga Act, it charged the U.S. Department of Justice with the task of writing regulations for its implementation and assigned statutory deadlines for completion. The Attorney General selected Sheila Birnbaum to serve as Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, overseeing its implementation. At Barasch & McGarry, […]

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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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    Mike Barasch joined John Feal, 20 first responders and Tom Porter in Congress

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, Mike Barasch joined John Feal, 20 first responders and Tom Porter in Congress. Tom is the legislative director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).  They met with dozens of republican representatives, trying to convince them and their staff of the importance of extending the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.” […]

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