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The Zadroga Act Passed - WTC Victims Compensation fund reopened
No other law firm in the country has collected more money from the Victim Compensation Fund for its injured clients than Barasch McGarry.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is named for our client former NYPD detective James Zadroga, who died of respiratory disease as a result of his work at the World Trade Center Site.
Many illnesses and injuries were suffered on and after September 11, 2001 at the WTC site. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, part of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, is groundbreaking legislation intended to provide those suffering from injuries or illnesses related to exposure from the toxic World Trade Center dust and debris with compensation and health care.
Barasch McGarry proudly represented those injured in the WTC Attack on 9/11/2001. Having represented more than one thousand Victim Compensation Fund award recipients, we have the experience to recover the best award possible. Choosing the experienced, aggressive NY injury lawyers at Barasch McGarry affords you the best chance at the maximum recovery for your World Trade Center related illness or injury.
As the attorneys representing James Zadroga, we know very well how the events of September 11, 2001 have impacted people’s lives. The 9/11 legislation provides money for monitoring and treating 911 illnesses related to Ground Zero and reopens a WTC victims’compensation fund. Don’t wait to contact us.
In the days, months, and years following the World Trade Center tragedy, a massive clean-up and rebuilding effort was launched in Lower Manhattan. Thousands of individuals spent months at Ground Zero and in the surrounding buildings looking for remains and clearing debris, while breathing in the harmful dust and smoke that contained the toxic and chemical remnants of the World Trade Center Towers.
These dedicated construction workers, police officers, firefighters, and asbestos cleaners as well as the office workers and individuals who lived or went to school in Lower Manhattan, breathed the toxic air and have developed serious, chronic ailments. These injuries may include: asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, asbestosis, cancer, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, GERD, sleep apnea, depression and birth defects.
Recognizing the need to provide health care and compensation to these heroes who became victims themselves, the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was proposed in the United States Congress. The law will also provide benefits and recovery for most individuals living or working in Lower Manhattan who also became ill.
Additionally, approximately $4.2 billion more will finance the Victim’s Compensation Fund. This Fund will compensate individuals for their injuries. Although the WTC Victims' Fund was to be an alternative to filing a traditional lawsuit, as the legislation is currently written, individuals who have started a lawsuit in federal court or recently have settled their lawsuit, are eligible able to participate in the fund.
Contact us now at 212.385.8000 to learn more about the September 11th Victim Fund and the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and to inquire if you will be eligible to participate.
Zadroga Act and UFOA retirees
Recently, the New York City accident attorneys from Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC were invited to Washington to meet with the Department of Justice lawyers in charge of the implementation of the Zadroga Act. They are currently in the very beginning stages of choosing the new special master and writing the regulations that will apply soon. These regulations will determine which cancers will be covered, if Post Traumatic Stress Order, PTSD is compensable, and if prior claimants can bring supplemental claims for their latent injuries and subsequent disability. Read more on Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC meeting regarding the Zadroga Act and UFOA Retirees.
Barasch & McGarry joins NY Daily News in urging first responders to accept WTC settlement
- WTC Injuries and Deaths: the toll mounts
- The bird in the hand: Litigation will be long, uncertain road for sick WTC responders
— NY Daily News 10/25/10
- Letters to the Editor - NY Post 10/25/10