Justice for 9/11 Victims – 20 Years After the Attack

Despite the National Environmental Agency’s reassurance that the air was okay, many first emergency personnel and possibly thousands and thousands of others have continued to suffer.

Their suffering stems from breathing problems, forms of cancer, and other physical disabilities linked to the dust. This comes after returning to Manhattan to work, study, or live following the 9/11 attacks.

The Effort to Help Those Suffering After 9/11 Has Been Massive

As a consequence of this, lawyer Michael Barasch pledged to find and fight for survivors. Barasch began lobbying the government with trade union members, firefighters, medics, city office employees, and homeowners.

In a program dubbed “Finding the Lost Survivors of 9/11,” Barasch has aggressively sought out the many “lost” 9/11 victims; he’s been assisting those who have been located in registering for federal health care and reimbursement.

Regardless of the fact that hundreds and thousands are eligible for welfare, only a small proportion of those who are qualified have enrolled for healthcare safeguards, advantages, and compensations created by Congress decades later.

Sadly, many are merely oblivious to the fact of their right to remuneration; others are failing to make a connection between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the poisonous air-induced illnesses that resulted.

There Is Money Provided for Those Who Deserve it, But Most Don’t Even Know

Barasch, a leading champion for first rescuers and those affected by the toxic dust that resulted from the 9/11 attacks, began by explaining the backdrop of monies accessible for 9/11 victims.

Within a fortnight of the [9/11] atrocities, Congress approved the Air Stabilization Act, which established the first September 11th Victim Protection Program; this was largely for persons who perished on airplanes, at the Pentagon, and, of course, at the World Trade Center.

However, countless people got latent diseases as a result of their exposure to poisonous dust; meanwhile, numerous claims for breathing problems were filed, particularly by firefighters.

At this time, you can no longer be a firefighter if you have a major lung illness. Those victims, according to Barasch, were not confined to New York. There are a lot of New York City firemen, but there are also people from New Jersey, Connecticut, and nearly every state.

The establishment of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was ascribed by Barasch to heavy lobbying by Congress, particularly the loss of an NYPD officer who engaged in response and relief efforts in the debris of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks.

After a lot of campaigning and the loss of his client James Zadroga (a New York Police officer who perished of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 34), medics found powdered shards in his airways, as well as various carcinogens including benzene, lead, and chromium once they performed a post mortem, Barasch notes.