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James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

  • What is the Zadroga Act and What Does it Cover?

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    What is the Zadroga Act and What Does it Cover?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    The Zadroga Act is the shorthand many people use to refer to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. This bill, signed into law in 2010, established the two federal health programs that serve the 9/11 community. The programs were initially only funded for five years, but the health program was permanently extended in […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesZadroga ActFirst Responders

    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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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    The Health Care Responders Need: A Former Lower Manhattan Resident and Recovery Worker Urges Renewal of the 9/11 Zadroga Law

    By Michael Barasch

    May 30 marks the anniversary of the end of the recovery and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site when the last piece of debris — a misshapen steel column — was cleared in 2002. Thirteen years later, workers, volunteers and survivors can’t clear their bodies of the toxic effects of 9/11. As if in […]

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