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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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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who was exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or during the 8 months following 9/11 has a significantly higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including bladder cancer. May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. A recent report from the American Cancer Society estimates that about 84,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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    Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Young men between the ages of 15 and 35 generally have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. As we recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, know that men who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 also have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer, along with 67 other types of cancer and many […]

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    Only 3 Months Remaining Until Crucial 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    We are only three months away from the deadline for families in the 9/11 community to file claims for their loved ones who died of Ground Zero-related diseases.  That means we must work together to inform the entire 9/11 community, particularly families that have not yet registered, before their time runs out. Typically, first responders […]

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    Man Who Defrauded 9/11 Responder Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, After Barasch & McGarry Blows Whistle

    By Michael Barasch

    On April 19, a federal judge sentenced Gustavo L. Vila to 51 months in prison for stealing a nearly $1 million 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) award from NYPD veteran John Ferreyra, who has battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma resulting from his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Vila was also ordered to pay $867,870.76 in restitution. After […]

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