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    Eligibility for VCF Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    The eligibility requirements for obtaining compensation for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund has changed. Please click here to see our blog post on Post911Attorneys.com for more information. The Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) makes benefits available to those directly involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks as well as those in proximity to the Twin Towers’ […]

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    How the Sequester Could Affect Zadroga Act Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    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, […]

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    New Research Points to Greater Cancer Risk For 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    We have talked extensively about the risk to workers and others exposed to environmental hazards at Ground Zero.  A new study reflects the message of earlier research initiatives — exposure to carcinogenic materials during rescue and other operations significantly increases risk of disease, disability and premature death. Published in the Journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the […]

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    9/11 and Mental Health

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    JAMA Report Questions Link Between 9/11 Exposure and Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    Determining if You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updates — Calculating Compensation Amounts

    By Michael Barasch

    As of October 2012, approximately 14,000 potential claimants have registered through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s website. Of those, fewer than 700 claimants submitted eligibility forms, many of which lacked essential information when submitted. A small number of individuals have been informed of their eligibility for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), […]

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    Other Countries Pass Anti-Terror Laws after America’s 9/11 Tragedy

    By Michael Barasch

    The horrific terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, shook the world. The response from the United States government was tremendous, but the U.S. was not alone. Countries around the globe passed anti-terror laws after the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell. Among the countries that passed the most comprehensive […]

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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. […]

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    The Inspiring Story of a 9/11 Survivor

    By Michael Barasch

    September 11, 2001, was both a tragic day and one that would forever transform the lives of Sujo John and his wife Mary. Sujo John had just arrived at work in the first World Trade Center building when an American Airlines plane struck it. As the building exploded into flames, Sujo John and hundreds of […]

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