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Cancers of Former Students and Teachers Linked to 9/11 Toxic Dust

“Cancer Cluster” Suspected at Downtown Schools At least 12 former students who attended schools south of Canal Street on 9/11, or during the eight months that followed, have filed claims with the federal government for World Trade Center-related cancers. Dozens of others have been diagnosed with well-recognized 9/11 respiratory illnesses. Scores of teachers have fallen […]

FDNY Adds 32 Names to WTC Memorial Wall

On September 7 at FDNY Headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, the FDNY added the names of 32 recently deceased members to the department’s World Trade Center Memorial Wall. Each of these members succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses that resulted from their participation in rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero. The inclusion of the […]

Beyond First Responders: The Emerging Victims of 9/11

On May 14, 2007, iHeartRadio host Shelli Sonstein welcomed Dr. Pamela King to her show, Sonstein Sessions, to discuss her battle with 9/11-related cancer. Dr. King continues to teach at the High School of Economics & Finance, at 100 Trinity Place, where she was working on September 11, 2001, mere steps from Ground Zero. The […]

Barasch McGarry, the Only Law Firm Represented at Research to Care: WTC Health Program Community Engagement Event

On Saturday, October 21st, Michael Barasch and his associates, Lee London, Mariya Atansova, Jennifer Jimenez, Richard Alles, and Rebecca Forman, attended the World Trade Center Health Program’s first ever Research to Care Community Engagement event. Barasch McGarry was the only law firm in attendance. The event was a unique opportunity to hear from the WTC […]

Research to Care Community Engagement Event on 9/11 Health on October 21, 2017

To the 9/11 Community: This Saturday, October 21 the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is hosting its first ever Research to Care Community Engagement event! The program will be held from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the NYU Langone Medical Center, located at 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. This free, interactive, one-day event […]

WTC Health Program Declines to Add Parkinson’s Disease to List of 9/11-Related Conditions

On July 13, 2017, the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program denied two petitions that sought to have Parkinson’s disease and manganese-induced parkinsonism added to the center’s List of WTC-Related Health Conditions. Under the review process established by the Zadroga Act, medical evidence must show a “health condition is substantially likely to be […]

Michael Barasch Interviewed About Teachers and Students Sickened by 9/11 Toxins

On July 7, attorney Michael Barasch joined iHeartRadio host Shelli Sonstein on Sonstein Sessions to discuss a little-known aspect of the post-9/11 health crisis: the long-term effects on teachers and students in lower Manhattan in 2001 and 2002. Also on hand were Michal Novemsky and Ronald Valenzuela, students at the time who have since developed […]

New NY State Law Allows Unlimited Sick Leave for Government-Employed 9/11 First Responders

New York State lawmakers recently addressed an inequitable situation creating hardship for 9/11 responders who work on state and municipal payrolls outside of New York City. In the years since the terrorist attacks, thousands of first responders and rescue and recovery workers have become sick due to exposure to toxic air at Ground Zero, but […]

Michael Barasch Comments on “Veteran officers battling 9/11-related illnesses from cancer to PTSD” Article

Sixteen years after the 9/11 terror attacks on our country, the death toll continues to rise. There is no longer any question that exposure to 9/11 toxins created a health crisis among first responders, as well as among residents, students and workers who were exposed. But those who are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses have not […]

We Will Never Forget

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. On this day each year, our hearts grow heavier as we reflect upon the innocent lives that were lost. But we also feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and admiration for our first responders, whose acts of bravery and selflessness are a light in […]

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