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    Study Finds Variety of Mental Health Impacts in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    A study recently published by researchers at the University of Michigan and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found a wide variety of mental health impacts among 9/11 first responders and survivors.  Published in the journal Psychological Medicine, the study focused on trauma among responders, students and teachers, office workers, and […]

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    Only 4 Months Until Major 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    We are exactly four months away from the deadline for families in the 9/11 community to register claims for their loved ones who died of WTC-related illnesses. That means we have limited time to spread the word to these 9/11 families who have not yet registered, before their time to register runs out. Ordinarily, first […]

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    How to Appeal a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Decision

    By Michael Barasch

    Since 2001, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has awarded more than $2 billion to Barasch & McGarry clients who were in Lower Manhattan or near the Pentagon following 9/11. Both first responders and survivors (including Lower Manhattan office workers, teachers, students, and residents) who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins and have been […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor National Cancer Prevention Month this February, we urge anyone who was working, living, or attending school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 to speak with a primary care provider about your unique risk as a member of the 9/11 community. Nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after […]

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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Annual Report Documents Challenges and Successes of 2020

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released its annual report, documenting their work in support of the 9/11 community over the past year. Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya included a note discussing how, even as the fund transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCF team has continued to process claims and […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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    First Active-Duty FDNY 9/11 Hero Succumbs to COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Fire Department, which lost 343 heroes in the wreckage of the horrific terrorist attacks. In the nearly two decades since then, hundreds of FDNY firefighters and emergency responders have succumbed to 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory diseases resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. And now, […]

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