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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    The nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a substantially higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2021, and about 4,290 women […]

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    9/11 Pentagon Hero Passes After Cancer Battle

    By Michael Barasch

    59 passengers and crew members perished, along with another 125 people working at the Department of Defense headquarters, on American Airlines Flight 77 at the Pentagon. Today, the thousands of first responders and search-and-rescue workers who aided in the rescue and recovery operation are themselves at risk, as a result of their exposure to airborne […]

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    When Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Available to Me?

    By Michael Barasch

    The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. in December, less than a year after news of the viral outbreak first leaked out of China. Now, with multiple vaccines earning FDA approval, many Americans are wondering when the vaccine will be available to them. This is a fluid and complicated situation, but […]

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  • Health ProgramsZadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Thank You to the 116th Congress!

    By Michael Barasch

    The toxic dust at Ground Zero affected everyone in Lower Manhattan. It affected Republicans, Democrats, and Independents equally, leaving nearly half a million people at risk of 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory diseases. Thankfully, elected officials from both sides of the aisle have been steadfast in their support for 9/11 first […]

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    First FDIC Economist, a 9/11 Survivor, Passes After Battle with Brain Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community includes nearly half a million people, including first responders, office workers, residents, teachers, and students. The toxins at Ground Zero impacted every person who was in the exposure zone on 9/11 or during any part of the 8 following months, dramatically increasing their risk of 68 different types of cancer and dozens […]

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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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    I Received My VCF Award – Now What? Stay in Touch with Your Lawyer!

    By Michael Barasch

    From the moment we speak to a new client, foremost on our mind is making sure that they get the compensation they deserve, as quickly as possible. That is why the most gratifying moments we experience as attorneys for the 9/11 community are when we hand a 9/11 responder or survivor their Victim Compensation Fund […]

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