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    NYPD 9/11 Hero Passes After Battle with Ovarian Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    After her eight-year battle with ovarian cancer, the 9/11 community lost a hero dedicated to protecting the people of New York City, with the passing of NYPD Lieutenant Maureen Gill-Donohue. Lieutenant Gill-Donohue, of West Brighton, Staten Island, was 57 years old. After 9/11, Gill-Donohue worked for several months in Lower Manhattan, providing security for the […]

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    Fight to Protect 9/11 Health Care Program Continues

    By Michael Barasch

    Even after $1 billion was provided for the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program in the end-of-year federal spending bill, the program still confronts an estimated $2.7 billion deficit by 2032. The deficit has occurred as a result of substantial increases in enrollment and a higher than expected number of 9/11 first responders and survivors […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. If you were there as a first responder or you worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including thyroid cancer. Within days […]

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    Honoring the Seventeenth Anniversary of NYPD Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    January 5, 2023 marks the seventeenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. Detective Zadroga’s illness demonstrated the crisis of toxic exposure at Ground Zero and was a crucial part of the campaign to secure health care and compensation for 9/11 first responders and survivors. A native of […]

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    60 Minutes: Barasch & McGarry blows the whistle on predatory lending company targeting 9/11 victims

    By Michael Barasch

    As many of you know, I was interviewed on 60 Minutes this past Sunday in regards to a lending company named RD Legal that was charging dozens of people in the 9/11 community exorbitant interest rates. Click HERE to watch. As you’ll see, many people were taken advantage of by a lending company which charged […]

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    A New Year’s Message from Michael Barasch

    By Michael Barasch

    As we approach 2023, I want to sincerely thank you for everything you do for the 9/11 community, in particular spreading the word to the forgotten victims of 9/11.  Because of clients like you, thousands of retired responders, family members who have lost loved ones, as well as downtown residents, workers and former students have […]

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