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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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    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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    Understanding the Health Consequences of Exposure to Toxic Dust

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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