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2014-09-12 23:03:40

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act would extend the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for another 25 years, until 2041, ensuring continued compensation for WTC first responders and survivors who suffer from 9/11-related illnesses or injury. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the...

2014-08-28 23:07:35

A report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the decision to add cancers to the list of illnesses covered by the World Trade Center Health program. Parker Waichman LLP has been fighting for the rights of WTC victims for years, and has always supported this decision. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are never...

2014-08-15 23:02:51

The total number of responders who have been diagnosed with cancer in the years since the 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks now exceeds 2,500. Port Washignton, New York (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a personal injury law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are never forgotten, comments that more than 2,500 Ground Zero workers have been diagnosed with cancer and that the number of responders who have been diagnosed has more than doubled in...

2014-07-02 23:01:03

Since its inception, the World Trade Center Program has broadened to expand the dangerous illnesses associated with the toxic cloud present at the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a personal injury law firm that has spent many years working to ensure that all of the heroes of 9/11 are not forgotten, applauds the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program on its third anniversary. According to Dr. John Howard,...

9-11 Study Casts Doubt On Government’s Move To Include Cancer In Compensation Fund
2012-12-19 09:21:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than a decade after the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the US government added cancer to the list of sicknesses covered by a $4.3 billion fund set up to help rescue workers and others who were adversely affected by the cleanup process after the tragedy. The health issues were directly related to the dust, debris and fumes released from the twin towers´ wreckage. The addition of cancer to the...

2012-05-22 18:37:14

Residents of Lower Manhattan who suffered home damage following the September 11 terrorist attacks are more likely to report respiratory symptoms and diseases than area residents whose homes were not damaged, concludes a study conducted by researchers in Atlanta and New York City. The researchers based their study on data collected in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR), a cohort study of more than 71,000 rescue/recovery workers and survivors of the World Trade Center attacks....

2011-12-12 16:19:24

The World Trade Center disaster exposed nearly half a million people to hazardous chemicals, environmental toxins, and traumatic events. According to research published in the December 2011 issue of Elsevier-published journal Preventive Medicine, this has resulted in increased risk of developing physical and mental health conditions after 9/11. "The New York City Health Department's volunteer and heart disease studies in this issue of Preventive Medicine reinforce the importance of...

2011-12-03 11:26:14

The American Journal of Industrial Medicine recently published a study showing that World Trade Center (WTC) responders suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust from the collapse of the WTC towers in 2001. Preliminary study results were previously presented in CHEST in 2009. Past studies have documented high rates of asthma symptoms among WTC responders. However, a comparison of these increased rates of...


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