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    Barasch & McGarry Honors the Twelfth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    January marks the twelfth anniversary of the “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010,” named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing free medical care and compensation to individuals […]

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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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    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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    Disabled 9/11 Responders at Risk of Losing Jobs

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of emergency medical responders were deployed to Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and in the weeks and months that followed, to help people injured in the attack and participate in search-and-rescue and recovery operations. Yet even as these responders, members of FDNY EMS Local 2507 and DC 37 Local 3621, were saving lives, their own […]

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