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    Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    We recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of President Obama signing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing medical care and financial […]

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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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  • Firefighters9/11 InjuriesZadroga Act

    Breaking News: Pending Permanent Extension of the VCF Given New Name

    By Michael Barasch

    While we still wait for the Congressional Budget Office to announce the cost of the proposed bill, we are thrilled to report that sponsors of the pending legislation have added recently departed Detective Luis Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, deceased, to the name of the pending bill that would permanently extend and fully fund the […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    Why Congress must reauthorize and extend the Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund is a Financial Lifesaver For Responders and Rescue Workers Rendered Disabled by World Trade Center Related Illnesses Failure to Fully Fund the Zadroga Act will lead to Devastating Results for the Men and Women that the Statute is supposed to Aid and Protect. Much has been written in recent years about […]

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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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    A Man from New Jersey, a Tragedy in New York

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** James Zadroga grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey. As a detective with the New York Police Department, Mr. Zadroga became heavily involved in recovery operations after […]

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