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  • New Law Renews and Expands the WTC Workers Task Force

    9/11 Injuries

    New Law Renews and Expands the WTC Workers Task Force

    By Michael Barasch

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation reauthorizing the September 11th Workers Protection Task Force through 2025, amid calls for stronger efforts to protect World Trade Center first responders during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. First assembled in 2005, the task force’s original mandate was to study and track the health problems suffered by […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesCOVID-19

    9/11 Survivors Urge Public to Wear Masks

    By Michael Barasch

    In the aftermath of September 11, some New Yorkers wore masks as worry began to spread about the dust hanging in the air in the areas around Ground Zero. In the years following the attacks, we found out that people were right to be worried, as more and more survivors developed respiratory problems and cancers […]

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  • WTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    Former BMCC Student Discusses her 9/11 Related Cancer and Helps Spread the Word to Other Students

    By Michael Barasch

    Tamika Johnson was a student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on 9/11 and returned to school full time in October 2001. She joined us on Q104.3 to discuss her experience with cancer, the World Trade Center Health Program, and the Victim Compensation Fund. Listen below:

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  • New Treatment Shrinks Lung Tumors Related to Ground Zero Exposure

    9/11 InjuriesWTC Health Program

    New Treatment Shrinks Lung Tumors Related to Ground Zero Exposure

    By Michael Barasch

    Victims of lung cancer stemming from inhaled or ingested toxic substances near the World Trade Center site might find hope in a treatment developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In a clinical trial, a new type of immunotherapy was shown to reduce the size of tumors and cut the levels of cancer in the […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    What Does the New VCF Cap on Cancer Awards Mean for 9/11 Survivors?

    By Michael Barasch

    When Congress reauthorized the Zadroga Act, renewing the Victim Compensation Fund for five years, some substantive changes were made. The new law places a cap on pain and suffering awards for cancer at $250,000 and for non-cancer illnesses at $90,000. But that does not mean new claimants will necessarily receive lower awards than previous claimants […]

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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.

  • 9/11 Injuries

    Rescuing the Rescuers: The Effort to Cover and Monitor 9/11 Responders for Lung Disease and Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch commented on another medical study which has demonstrated a marked increase in Lung Disease and Cancers among first responders. Barasch said “Unfortunately, the WTC toxic dust had the same affect on local residents and workers as it had on responders. I urge all local residents and workers who Haven’t already done so, to […]

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