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    Another Study Finds Cognitive Impairment Among 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    In the nearly two decades since September 11, 2001, we continue to learn every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to Ground Zero toxins. 68 types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases have been listed as “covered conditions” by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk for many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer, forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells help fight infections by producing antibodies that recognize […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor National Cancer Prevention Month this February, we urge anyone who was working, living, or attending school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 to speak with a primary care provider about your unique risk as a member of the 9/11 community. Nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after […]

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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Annual Report Documents Challenges and Successes of 2020

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released its annual report, documenting their work in support of the 9/11 community over the past year. Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya included a note discussing how, even as the fund transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCF team has continued to process claims and […]

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    First Active-Duty FDNY 9/11 Hero Succumbs to COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Fire Department, which lost 343 heroes in the wreckage of the horrific terrorist attacks. In the nearly two decades since then, hundreds of FDNY firefighters and emergency responders have succumbed to 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory diseases resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. And now, […]

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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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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Heart Health Week

    By Michael Barasch

    We have known for years that anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases. But a 2019 study published by the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound another significant risk for approximately 500,000 9/11 first responders and survivors: heart […]

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