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    A Thanksgiving Message from Mike Barasch

    By Michael Barasch

    This year on Thanksgiving, we have so much to be grateful for. While we consider every day one to appreciate the tireless efforts of health care workers, firefighters, police officers, EMT’s, Army National Guard, and all those who have served and protected our wonderful country, this year feels particularly special. As the pandemic slowly but surely […]

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    Firefighters working at Ground Zero more likely to develop cancer, study finds

    By Michael Barasch

    Firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center (WTC) site on or after 9/11 have a 13 percent higher risk of cancer, especially prostate and thyroid cancer, according to a recent study. The study, published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, also found the WTC firefighters were diagnosed nearly four years earlier than other firefighters […]

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    Local 2507 Fights for Family of 9/11 Paramedic

    By Michael Barasch

    Lt. Edith Torres was off-duty when the hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  The veteran FDNY EMS paramedic soon arrived at Ground Zero, where her partner from Battalion 49 in Astoria, paramedic Carlos Lillo, died searching the North Tower for his wife. Torres was promoted to lieutenant in 2005, […]

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    Funds for 9/11 Victims Added to Build Back Better Proposal

    By Michael Barasch

    The bipartisan “9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act” has been added to the Build Back Better infrastructure proposal now under consideration in Congress. The $2.86 billion bill would fund the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, providing free, comprehensive health care and economic security for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone who worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 has a higher risk of many serious respiratory illnesses and 68 forms of cancer, including stomach cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents more than 100 9/11 community members who have been diagnosed with stomach cancer. A report […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. If you were a first responder at Ground Zero or working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer presumed linked to Ground Zero toxins, including pancreatic cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents […]

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