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    Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte Push for 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Extension

    By Dominique A. Penson

    New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte will join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in offering a measure urging extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The act, aiding former Ground Zero workers in honor of James Zadroga, expires next year. The senators’ proposal is a nonbinding budget amendment, but aims to put lawmakers on record. Ayotte […]

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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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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