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    Union Members Were Exposed to Ground Zero Toxins Beyond Lower Manhattan

    By Michael Barasch

    Half a million responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. But Lower Manhattan was not the only area in New York City where the toxins were present.  The […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    The Geographic Presence Requirement of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    Geographic presence is one of the two main qualifications for participation in both the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program. Basically, the requirement is that a claimant must have actually been present at an attack site during the attack itself or the subsequent cleanup effort. However, the James Zadroga […]

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    Where Is the 9/11 “Crash Site” Defined in the Zadroga Act That Affects Victim Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in January 2011, sets aside $4.2 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program to test and treat workers, volunteers and other survivors of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It is named for one of the first New York City […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    How Extensive Was the WTC Dust Cloud — And Who Is Eligible for 9/11 Compensation?

    By Michael Barasch

    Just how far did the toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 travel? Satellite images show the dust cloud trailing from Lower Manhattan across Brooklyn and into the Long Island Sound, which provides some idea of the pervasiveness of the asbestos fibers, crushed cement, lead, copper, fiberglass and other dangerous […]

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    9/11 Volunteers Eligible for Medical Treatment Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, it has become a well-known fact that first-responders and other workers at the cleanup of the fallen World Trade Center towers were exposed to dangerous toxins in the debris and dust. Many were affected in the days and months following 9/11. However, many more have and are likely […]

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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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    Who Are the 18,000 People Suffering from 9/11 Toxic Dust Exposure?

    By Michael Barasch

    When the world learned that nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001, it was shocking beyond words. But in the dozen years since, a slowly unfolding second phase of the disaster suggests the true number of casualties might increase well beyond that. It’s a sad story of how good deeds do […]

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