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    Time Can’t Heal Everything: 9/11 First Responders Still Developing Cancers at an Alarming Rate

    By Rebecca Forman

    Almost sixteen years have passed since the cleanup work at Ground Zero officially ended, yet the devastating impact on those exposed to the toxins endures. Researchers have been studying the physical effects of running directly into, and not away from, one of the largest urban rescue and recovery efforts in history. First responders operated in […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Fifteen Years after 9/11, Responders Continue to Suffer and Cope

    By Michael Barasch

    In September, the nation observed the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. But while observance of the event is important, recognition of how responders and survivors continue to suffer is more important still. In its anniversary coverage, ABC News highlighted two responders, FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer and former NYPD detective […]

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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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  • 9/11 Injuries

    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Hits Billion-Dollar Milestone

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has now awarded more than $1 billion in benefits, according to a recently released report. First responders have received the vast majority of that total, at approximately $973 million. The fund provides financial and medical assistance to anyone who fell ill after being exposed to toxic chemicals in the dust […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    First Responders Affected by Ground Zero Toxins Testify to Congress

    By Michael Barasch

    As the fight continues to extend the benefits of the James Zadroga Health Act, more people have shown up to testify in front of Congress on the continued need for those benefits. Recently, a number of first responders who had been seriously injured in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 appeared […]

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    Illness Catches Up with Downtown Workers Caught in 9/11 Cloud

    By Michael Barasch

    The terrorist attacks on New York City in September 2001 caught the city, and the world, by surprise. More than a decade later, illnesses suffered by downtown workers continue to take a toll. During the attacks on September 11, many groups of people, including responders, office workers, residents, students and teachers, suffered devastating injuries and […]

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