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    Troubling News: Fewer than 10% of Non-Responders Have Enrolled in the Health Program or VCF, 20-Years After Terror Attacks

    By Michael Barasch

    Retiree Group Says, Corporate HR Departments can and should do more to help victims A national retiree group is urging Wall Street’s leading banks and financial institutions, with offices in Lower Manhattan at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to do more to help educate their current and former workers and retirees about the […]

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    The July 29th Deadline is Approaching: Here’s what you need to know

    By Michael Barasch

    by Richard Alles, Deputy Chief FDNY, ret In our last issue, we sounded the alarm about the approaching July 29th deadline to register claims with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. I’m very happy to report that many of you took our advice to heart. We’ve received a flood of calls from people in the 9/11 […]

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    9/11 Student Activist’s Book Documents Fight for Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    Lila Nordstrom was a senior at Stuyvesant High School on September 11, 2001, only a few hundred feet away from the World Trade Center. After the attack, she and her classmates evacuated, returning to school just a month later in early October. Lila, other students, and teachers soon began to experience sinus and respiratory problems, […]

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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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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Sarcoma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and people were working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11. The 9/11 community has a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer that are presumed linked to the WTC toxins, including sarcoma. Barasch & […]

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    Study Documents Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders who worked on search-and-rescue and recovery efforts in Lower Manhattan are at risk of suffering from cognitive impairment as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins.   A recent study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that Ground Zero-related mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress […]

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