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    Justice Delayed But Not Denied: Corrupt Lawyer Sentenced to 4+ Years in Prison

    By Michael Barasch

    “I actually know your lawyer … he has worked hard on behalf of first responders over the years and I appreciate very much the fact that he is willing to do that for you without getting paid.” “Talk about honorable … thank you Mr. Barasch” —Vincent L. Briccetti, US District Court Judge at the sentencing […]

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    Study Documents Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders who worked on search-and-rescue and recovery efforts in Lower Manhattan are at risk of suffering from cognitive impairment as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins.   A recent study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that Ground Zero-related mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress […]

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    Staten Island Honors Veteran and 9/11 First Responder

    By Michael Barasch

    Hundreds of community members gathered recently on Deserre Avenue in Staten Island for its renaming as Leif Eikeseth Way, in honor of an Army veteran, transit worker, and 9/11 first responder who passed away of cancer after his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Leif Eikeseth, a 36-year veteran of the New York City Transit, was […]

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    This Week is National Women’s Health Week: Protect Yourself

    By Michael Barasch

    This week marks National Women’s Health Week, when we shine a spotlight on key issues in women’s health that have too often been ignored. In honoring National Women’s Health Week, we recognize the hundreds of thousands of women in the 9/11 community who are uniquely at risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and […]

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    Transit Workers with 9/11-Related Illnesses Now Eligible for Sick Pay

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers were deployed to Lower Manhattan in the months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, working tirelessly in search-and-rescue, cleanup, and recovery efforts. As a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins, many of these MTA workers have since been diagnosed with cancer or respiratory disease. Thankfully, the MTA […]

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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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    9/11 Hero to Lead New York City’s Office of Emergency Management

    By Michael Barasch

    John Scrivani, a retired NYPD sergeant and 9/11 responder, was recently named Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM). Scrivani was a police officer for twenty years, and he was among the many who responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks. After arriving at Ground Zero, he helped pull a fellow officer from the […]

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