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  • Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

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    Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

    By Michael Barasch

    Many programs have been established in response to medical problems stemming from the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City. Two of the most important ones are the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program. Both can be extremely valuable, but the programs serve different purposes. It’s important to understand that you […]

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  • More City Unions Obtain Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

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    More City Unions Obtain Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    Another group of public employees suffering from 9/11-related illnesses has been given unlimited sick leave as the de Blasio administration continues to grant these arrangements on a union-by-union basis. New York State employees as well as New York City first responders and sanitation workers have been allowed to take unlimited sick time as they deal […]

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  • Heart Risk Factors Might Indicate Lung Problems in 9/11 Responders

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    Heart Risk Factors Might Indicate Lung Problems in 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Firefighters and others who were exposed to dangerous particulate matter at the World Trade Center site should also be aware that certain medical conditions associated with heart disease, such as abdominal obesity and high blood pressure, can increase the likelihood of developing lung problems. What doctors call “metabolic syndrome” has long been associated with an […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    14 years later, another memorial: Marking the anniversary of the end of post-9/11 Ground Zero cleanup and recovery efforts

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch commented on an op-Ed piece that appeared in the NY Daily News regarding the 14th anniversary of the end of post-9/11 Ground Zero cleanup and recovery efforts. Michael Barasch, Richard Dodd’s attorney, stated: “I was touched by Richard Dodd’s piece, reminding us of the horrible and dangerous conditions that first responders and construction […]

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