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Category Archives: Zadroga Act

Getting Treatment for PTSD

The 9/11 attack was a collective shock to the nation. For some emergency workers, volunteers, and residents, the horror of that day caused a persistent psychological injury. Even a decade later, they have trouble sleeping. Fire engine or police sirens trigger panic. They recall the events they witnessed throughout the day and in their dreams…. Read More »

How the Sequester Could Affect Zadroga Act Benefits

For the past month or so, all the talk has been about the sequester and how it will affect some government services, such as security at airports. However, the sequester will also affect some government benefits, including benefits under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. According to Michael McAuliff of the Huffington Post,… Read More »

9/11 and Mental Health

It is no exaggeration to say that the 9/11 terrorist attacks inflicted psychological and emotional trauma on Americans from coast to coast — and indeed, on people around the world. No one alive on that infamous day can ever forget the fear and horror that overtook us as we watched the disaster unfold, and the… Read More »

JAMA Report Questions Link Between 9/11 Exposure and Cancer

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the claim that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes cancer.  The report will no doubt be used by those who want to cap or reduce the amount of damages available through the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. However, these findings should be… Read More »

Determining Whether You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had negatively affected their health. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory… Read More »

Determining if You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had affected their health negatively. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory… Read More »

The Zadroga Act: What It Is, and How It Can Help You

Since January 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has offered compensation to first responders and residents of New York City who have developed chronic illnesses after being exposed to hazardous materials. Thanks to tireless advocates, individuals who developed one of 50 types of cancer due to their exposure to toxins… Read More »

Who was Officer James Zadroga and Why Should You Know His Name?

Officer James Zadroga was one of the first responders on the scene when New York’s Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Zadroga was a police officer for New York City who eventually spent more than 450 hours involved in clean-up and rescue efforts at the site now known as Ground Zero…. Read More »

Understanding the Health Consequences of Exposure to Toxic Dust

When terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11, thousands of hard-working emergency responders and regular people gathered together to help individuals escape and to clean up the destruction. Unfortunately, these dedicated first responders weren’t aware that the dust they were breathing was toxic and could cause serious health problems. Through the World Trade Center… Read More »

V.C.F. on Hold until Feds Add Cancer to Zadroga Act

From Downtown Express August 22, 2012 | Filed under: News | Posted by: aline BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  44- year-old Glen Klein is one of scores of injured Sept. 11 first responders who are anxiously awaiting compensation from the government for economic losses tied to their physical ailments. Klein, who has three children, was forced into premature retirement from… Read More »