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    Honoring the Sixteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    This January marks the sixteenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. Zadroga was a 9/11 hero whose illness demonstrated the deadly health consequences of exposure to Ground Zero toxins and was a crucial part of the campaign to secure health care and compensation for tens of thousands […]

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    9/11 Hero and Educator Passes After Battle with Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community includes half a million people, from first responders to Lower Manhattan office workers to teachers and students at area schools. Everyone breathed in the 9/11 toxic dust, increasing their risk of 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory illnesses. Sadly, we recently learned of the passing of retired NYPD detective […]

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    Bob Martin’s “9/11 Remembered: Twenty Years Later” Explores Heroism Amid Tragedy

    By Michael Barasch

    On September 11th, 2001, nobody will ever forget hearing the news about two airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center; or learning that our nation was under attack.  In the midst of all this fear and uncertainty, our first responders demonstrated an extraordinary strength of character. Words like “bravery,” “courage,” and “valor” are frequently used […]

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    9/11 NYPD Hero Passes Away Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis

    By Michael Barasch

    NYPD Sergeant Cornelius J. Douglas, 56, of West Nyack, passed away on June 24 of pancreatic cancer he developed as a result of his exposure to Ground Zero toxins as a 9/11 first responder – only a few weeks after he was diagnosed. Sergeant Douglas joined the New York City Transit Police Department in 1997, […]

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    9/11 Hero Dedicated Life to Public Safety – Even After Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Police Department, with dozens of officers killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. In the years since the attacks, hundreds of other police officers – from the NYPD, the Port Authority, and other agencies – have become ill and passed away from 68 different types of […]

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    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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