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  • The toxic dust didn’t discriminate, neither should the City and State of New York.

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    All 9/11 Heroes Deserve Equal Treatment

    By Michael Barasch

    As many of you likely know, I frequently reach out to the media to shine a light on issues regarding the World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Today, the Daily News published my letter spreading awareness about how unfairly disabled non-firefighters and police officers are treated. I made the point that […]

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    Why 9/11 Still Matters But Not For The Reasons You Think: Inside the VCF and WTCHP Program

    By Gabriella Flick

    Unforeseen health consequences from toxic 9/11 dust have been on the rise for 16 years since September 11th, 2001. Even more shocking; most of the impacted individuals were only caught in the dust cloud or exposed for less than 60 minutes. As a result, many have come down with a host of devastating health conditions ranging from the rarest of cancers to a variety of respiratory diseases—sometimes occurring simultaneously.
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    Michael Barasch on WNYC Morning Edition (Nov. 30, 2017): Only 10 Percent of Those Eligible Have Registered for 9/11 Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    The following is the transcript from Michael Barasch’s appearance on the WNYC Morning Edition on November 30, 2017 discussing the reason why only 10% of those eligible to receive money & benefits from the Zadroga Health & Compensation Act have signed up.
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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Michael Barasch Appears on the “Blue Collar Buzz” Radio Show

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch spoke at a press conference highlighting the health crisis facing firefighters and the entire 9/11 community due to their exposure to World Trade Center toxins. Listen to the show:

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Poor Lung Function Persists Among 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study published in CHEST Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, revealed that 13 years after the September 11 attacks, most firefighters exposed to toxic dust “continued to show a lack of lung function recovery.” However, the study did note a lung function benefit among affected firefighters who stopped […]

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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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    Michael Barasch Warns About Misleading Article About New Rules for Filing Claims With the 9/11 Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, whose law firm represented James Zadroga and currently represents more sick 9/11 responders and local residents and workers that any other firm in the country, warned that the article in newsobserver.com is misleading (article has since been removed from site). Barasch said: “While Congress did in fact extend the Victim Compensation Fund to […]

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