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Medical Study Links Peripheral Neuropahty to WTC Toxins

Retired FDNY Lt. Rick Garcia in his Hauppauge home on Nov. 14, 2016. Lt. Garcia has developed a condition called neuropathy stemming from his work at the World Trade Center during 9-11. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) Michael Barasch attended a press conference at Winthrop Hospital where Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld announced the results of […]

NYC Health Department Reports Consequences of 9/11 Worse than Predicted

Just two days prior to the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the New York City Health Department released a summary of five recent research articles on the long-term health impacts to rescue and recovery workers and civilian survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry. The findings were […]

FDNY Chief Laid to Rest in Catholic Funeral 15 Years After 9/11 Attack

Battalion Chief Lawrence T. Stack was 58 when he died on Sept. 11, with nearly 33 years of fighting fires under his belt. Credit Heather Walsh for The New York Times An FDNY battalion chief, who served the department for 33 years before perishing heroically on 9/11, was finally able to have a Catholic funeral […]

Rescuing the Rescuers: The Effort to Cover and Monitor 9/11 Responders for Lung Disease and Cancer

Thousands of first responders and citizens developed cancer following the September 11 terror attacks. Michael Barasch commented on another medical study which has demonstrated a marked increase in Lung Disease and Cancers among first responders. Barasch said “Unfortunately, the WTC toxic dust had the same affect on local residents and workers as it had on […]

First study examines PTSD and cognitive impairment in World Trade Center responders

The impact of PTSD on cognitive ability is only now being charted. Mike Barash commented on the recent study linking the World Trade Center toxic dust to cognitive impairment. Barash said “I’m delighted to see that the World Trade Center health program and the Zadroga act are working as Congress intended them to. When the […]

PTSD in 9/11 Workers Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

Mike Barasch commented on the MEDPAGE TODAY study linking PTSD in 9/11 Workers to higher rates of asthma. “When you think about it, what could make someone more anxious than not being able to breathe?!, said Barasch whose law firm represents more sick people in the 9/11 Community than any other law firm in the […]

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Still waiting after 15 years

Bobby Zahn has been approved for a claim from the Victim Compensation Fund. He got metastatic prostate cancer following his work at ground zero in the weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel) Mike Barasch, managing partner of Barasch & McGarry, attorneys for the Zadroga Family, as well as thousands of […]

IAFF Warns of the Growing Number of PTSD and Cancer Diagnoses Among Firefighters and EMT’s

Michael Barasch & Harold Schaitberger Attorney Mike Barasch, whose NYC law firm Barasch & McGarry represents more 9/11 victims than any other firm in the country, commented on the IAFF report that warns of the growing number of PTSD and Cancer diagnoses among firefighters and EMT’s. “The IAFF study shines a light on health problems […]

Poor Lung Function Persists Among 9/11 Responders

A recent study published in CHEST Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, revealed that 13 years after the September 11 attacks, most firefighters exposed to toxic dust “continued to show a lack of lung function recovery.” However, the study did note a lung function benefit among affected firefighters who stopped […]

9/11 Responders Still Suffer With Poor Lung Function

Mike Barasch, managing partner of Barasch & McGarry, the attorneys for James Zadroga’s family, as well as thousands of sick 9/11 first responders, downtown local residents and office workers, commented on an pulmonary research study that was done by Dr. Tom Aldrich of Montefiore Medical Center, and doctors from FDNY’s Bureau of Health Services, including […]

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