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2013-10-16 23:33:57

Personal injury attorney Michael Barasch at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC is quoted by CBS News asking if there is enough money in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to cover over 35,000 new claimants. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Personal injury attorney Michael Barasch at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC is quoted by CBS News asking if the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is large enough to cover new claimants. Over 35,000 responders met an October 3...

2013-09-25 08:30:00

CRESSKILL, NJ, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- October 3(rd), 2013 is the final deadline for first responders and others eligible for compensation to apply to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). It is important to understand that just because a person is registered with the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), they are not automatically registered for the VCF. People who have health problems should register separately for both. (Logo:...

2013-09-20 23:01:32

Parker Waichman LLP commends the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for its decision to add prostate cancer to the list of eligible Zadroga Act Illnesses; prostate cancer was noticeably absent from NIOSH’s initial list, which included about 50 forms of cancer. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has spent the past decade working to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are not forgotten, applauds the fact that prostate...

2013-07-09 08:28:42

RD Legal Funding Provides Financing for Zadroga Claimants Too Ill to Wait Until 2016 CRESSKILL, N.J., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- September 11(th) First Responders are being urged to register by October 13, 2013 for Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) benefits, in light of the recent Mount Sinai study that revealed their cancer rates are 15 percent higher than the general population. Meanwhile, registered Zadroga claimants who have received the first installment of their VCF settlement...

2013-06-11 23:30:29

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC fights to save James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which may lose $200 million because of sequestration. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 According to statements given in a CBS New York article, sequestration may cut up to $200 million from the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, even though the bill has its own revenue streams, which pay for a compensation fund and treatment program as well as debt reduction. The dedicated...

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...

2012-09-19 23:02:27

Parker Waichman LLP is Fighting Alongside Michael Winter, a Former United Airline Dispatch Working on 9/11 Who Now Struggles with PTSD, to Obtain Health Benefits He Desperately Needs from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has spent the last decade working to ensure the heroes of 9/11 are not forgotten, is representing a former airline dispatcher in his fight to receive health benefits from the...

2012-09-14 10:23:31

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised the decision this week to add lung cancer and other cancers to the list of diseases covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Fund. The Zadroga fund was established by Congress in 2010 to provide health benefits for the survivors and responders to the 9/11 disaster. Initially cancers were excluded from the diseases covered by the $4.3 billion fund but subsequent review of...

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2012-09-10 20:03:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York rolls around, the federal government has added fourteen categories of cancer to the list of illnesses linked to the tragic day. Linking the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 to the list of illnesses brings added coverage to rescue workers and people living near ground zero at the time. The National Institute for...

2012-08-17 23:02:20

According to Parker Watchman LLP, decision by Special Master Sheila Birnbaum to suspend payments from the Zadroga Act 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund means Zadroga Act claimants who have already submitted applications for compensation will have to wait longer for any award. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing many ill 9/11 first responders, is reporting today that Sheila Birnbaum, the Special Master of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund,...