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Yearly Archives: 2014

9/11 Cancers Claim the Lives of Three Retired FDNY Firefighters on Same Day

September 29, 2014

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The untimely death of these firefighters have given lawmakers even more of a reason to extend the 9/11 Bill. The Zadroga Bill is expected to expire in 2016 which will leave many first responders, area workers and survivors with 9/11 related cancers and other illnesses without free medical care. Both the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program are funded under the Zadroga Bill. If you have been diagnosed with a 9/11 related cancer before October 12, 2012, the deadline to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is October 12, 2014.

Hillary Clinton Urges Congress to Extend Zadroga Act – To Continue the Health and Compensation Benefits to Responders, Rescue Workers, and other Victims – Including 9/11-Related Cancers

September 17, 2014

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared in lower Manhattan as the special guest for the fundraiser sponsored by the New York State AFL-CIO and the non-profit 9/11 Health Watch, calling on Congress to pass legislation to extend the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Attend Fundraiser to Benefit 9/11 Health Watch

September 8, 2014

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9/11 Health Watch is an organization that closely watches the operation and management of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to ensure that first responders and survivors get the proper medical care and compensation for their 9/11 related illnesses under the bill. Both the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program are all federally funded under the Zadroga Act.

Advocates to Hold Press Conference to Extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

September 4, 2014

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Even after 13 years, many are just now being diagnosed 9/11 related illnesses. The most concerning is the amount of cancer cases that have been surfacing among responders and survivors recently. Many will still need care for their 9/11 related illnesses way after the program expires. For example, many 9/11 cancers may not be diagnosed until after 2016. This is just one of the reasons why it needs to continue. First Responders and survivors should be able to have monitoring and care of their 9/11 related cancer and other illnesses throughout their lifetime.

9/11 Attorney Troy Rosasco Discusses Zadroga Claims with LXBN TV

September 1, 2014

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Today, many 9/11 first responders, survivors and area workers have been suffering with breathing complications such as chronic sinusitis, COPD and other pulmonary diseases. The most alarming are the increasing cancer cases coming out in staggering numbers among those exposed. When the ruling was passed in October, 2012 to include cancer as a 9/11 covered condition under the Zadrogra Act. There are now 62 different types of cancers that are recognized as a 9/11 related condition.