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    WE CONTINUE OUR WORK FOR THE 9/11 COMMUNITY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS HEALTH CRISIS

    By Michael Barasch

    Like you, we’re closely monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus. It is our mission to serve the 9/11 community, and we will continue our work throughout this health crisis. Our office is open, and our dedicated attorneys and staff are hard at work. In an abundance of caution, some of our staff will begin […]

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    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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    Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

    By Dominique A. Penson

    The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade […]

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    Four More Cancers are Now Covered Under the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    The James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act reopens the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The fund was designed to provide compensation for economic and non-economic losses to individuals or relatives of deceased individuals who were killed or physically injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks.  Detective James Zadroga, for whom the Act was named, passed […]

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    New Yorkers Burdened by Toxic Chemicals

    By Michael Barasch

    General Electric Company (GE) is accused of understating the damage done by its dumping of toxic chemicals in New York’s Hudson River. Over a 30-year period, GE dumped chemicals in an area about 150 miles north of New York City. Dumping of the chemicals was discontinued in 1977 and since then GE has spent more […]

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    Officers Accused of Fraudulent Claims for PTSD after 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 100 retired police officers, firefighters and correctional officers are being charged with Social Security disability fraud for allegedly faking the extent of their disabilities to unlawfully obtain disability benefits. Many of those accused of scamming the system say their troubles, including psychiatric problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), began after the 9/11 […]

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    Respiratory Illness Resulting from 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    When the World Trade Center collapsed, countless pieces of building materials, office equipment and furniture were destroyed, spreading dust and debris throughout the area. The pulverized building matter was analyzed and determined to be highly toxic. In the months and years following 9/11, rescue and recovery workers have suffered various illnesses. Many people are aware […]

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    WTCHP: Proposal to Add Prostate Cancer Coverage

    By Michael Barasch

    In a long-awaited move, the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) posted a proposal to the Federal Register on July 2 that would include prostate cancer as a covered illness. If you were present at the disaster area or exposed to toxins or debris from the site, this is important news. Despite […]

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    Getting Treatment for PTSD

    By Michael Barasch

    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. […]

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    Protecting the Rights of Those Who Protect Us

    By Michael Barasch

    The events of September 11, 2001 cast a very public spotlight on the unique dangers faced by New York’s firefighters. They faced those dangers before that terrible day, and they still face them today. That’s the rule, and every firefighter understands it. Nevertheless, when negligence, carelessness or deliberate acts such as arson make the job […]

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