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    Barasch & McGarry Mourns as 343rd FDNY Member Passes Away from 9/11 Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, Managing Partner of Barasch & McGarry, released the following statement on learning that the 343rd FDNY member had passed away as a result of a 9/11-related illness. “Today, FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh announced that we have lost our 343rd FDNY member to a 9/11 illness. “This tragic news was not unexpected, but it […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Memorial Day

    By Michael Barasch

    Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served our great country, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember those who have served abroad, and of course, we honor those who have served at home, including those who assisted at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Shanksville crash site.   […]

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    300 FDNY Firefighters Lost to 9/11-Related Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    The number of FDNY firefighters who have died as a result of 9/11-related cancer or respiratory illness now exceeds 300, the FDNY Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) announced recently. Retired FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph McKie passed away in late September of colon cancer, which he developed as a result of his exposure to Ground Zero toxins […]

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    Study Finds Higher Myeloma Risk for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study published in Blood Cancer Journal found a higher risk of multiple myeloma precursor disease in FDNY firefighters who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins at the World Trade Center site on and after 9/11. The firefighters included in the study had nearly double – 180% – the normal risk of developing myeloma […]

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    Study Finds Unique Cancer Risks for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study in the medical journal Nature Medicine found that FDNY firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center site on and after 9/11 have an increased risk of all types of cancer, with a particularly elevated incidence of prostate, thyroid, and tonsil cancer, as well as melanoma. For thyroid cancer, for example, the […]

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    Upcoming Deadline for Volunteer 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    An upcoming deadline approaches for volunteer 9/11 first responders and recovery workers who worked in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and in the weeks and months that followed.  Thousands of volunteers supported the search-and-rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero, the Fresh Kills Landfill, barges between Lower Manhattan and the landfill, and the New York City […]

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