The fund is set up beautifully to compensate the people who need it the most. But it begs the question: Is there enough money?
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 registration deadline to be eligible for coverage of existing illnesses or illnesses that might appear by 2016. The fund recently expanded its list of covered illnesses to include prostate cancer.
“I am gratified that the fund will now cover prostate cancer, but the additional coverage will inevitably chip away at the total compensation for those who are sick or disabled. The fund is set up beautifully to compensate the people who need it the most. But it begs the question: Is there enough money?” asked Michael Barasch , Member at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC.
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson urged respondents with known World Trade Center-related illnesses to register with the VCF before the October 3 deadline or lose their rights to benefits.The firm has advocated aggressively on behalf of 9/11 responders, representing over one thousand Victim Compensation Fund award recipients. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which reopened the VCF for cleanup workers and others, is named for former NYPD detective James Zadroga. A Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson client, Zadroga died of respiratory disease as a result of his work at the World Trade Center Site. Congress authorized at least $2.7 billion for the VCF.
About the Firm
The NY personal injury attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC provide legal assistance and support to those who are unable to help themselves. Serving clients from New York, NY, the firm is dedicated to providing legal services in the following practice areas :
- Personal injury
- Firefighter injuries
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC has developed an outstanding reputation for compassion and diligence with New Yorkers of every background, ethnic group, and profession. They have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in trials and settlements on behalf of seriously injured accident victims.
Founded in 1994, the lawyers at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC have over 100 years of combined experience. For more information about the firm, please contact them at http://www.post911attorneys.com/ or call 888-351-9421.
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