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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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    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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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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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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    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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    Lessons of 9/11 Responders for Coping with Grief

    By Michael Barasch

    A group of mental health professionals who work with 9/11 first responders and survivors through the World Trade Center Health Program recently published an article in Psychology Today on “What 9/11 Recovery Workers Teach Us About COVID-19 Coping.” The article explores how lessons from treating responders and rescue and recovery workers are applicable to the present crisis, […]

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