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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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    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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    Westchester Honors Fallen 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Westchester County recently asked the public to submit the names of people who passed away from 9/11-related illness for a memorial at Kensico Dam. The memorial honors first responders who were deployed to Ground Zero, the Pentagon or the Shanksville, PA, crash site, worked or lived in Westchester County, and died of a 9/11-related illness […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Four Firefighters Died of 9/11-Related Illnesses in Four Days

    By Michael Barasch

    In late May, four former FDNY firefighters passed away of 9/11-related illnesses within four days – demonstrating that more than 20 years after the terrorist attacks, the toxic dust is still claiming the lives of 9/11 first responders and survivors. The former FDNY members who passed away – Michael Verzi, Robert Reynolds, Vincent Mandala and […]

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