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    WTC Health Program Takes Steps to Address Wait Times for New Initial Health Evaluations

    By Michael Barasch

    The World Trade Center Health Program provides health screenings and treatment for 9/11 responders and others suffering from the effects of the terrorists attacks in New York as well as the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. For the last 18 months, the WTC Health Program has seen increased applications to enroll in the program, leading to […]

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    From Retired Firefighters to Former High School Students, 9/11 Cancer Victims Continue to Emerge

    By Michael Barasch

    From Retired Firefighters to Former High School Students, 9/11 Cancer Victims Continue to Emerge

    February 2, 2018 was a particularly sad day for the FDNY. As reported in the New York Daily News, “Retired Firefighter Ronald Svec, 63, died after a nine-year battle with lung and spine cancer he contracted after his time toiling at Ground Zero.” Ret. Lt. Edward Meehan, 53, also died that day, the fifth FDNY member to succumb to a 9/11-related illness already this year…

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    Why 9/11 Still Matters But Not For The Reasons You Think: Inside the VCF and WTCHP Program

    By Gabriella Flick

    Unforeseen health consequences from toxic 9/11 dust have been on the rise for 16 years since September 11th, 2001. Even more shocking; most of the impacted individuals were only caught in the dust cloud or exposed for less than 60 minutes. As a result, many have come down with a host of devastating health conditions ranging from the rarest of cancers to a variety of respiratory diseases—sometimes occurring simultaneously.
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    Downtown Teachers and Students Urge Community to Enroll in WTC Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    This week on Thursday, I had the honor of speaking at a major press conference at New York City’s Stuyvesant High School, which stands in the shadow of the former World Trade Center. Our goal was to let the public know that former students, teachers, local residents, and office workers are developing 9/11-related illnesses at the same alarming rates as the first responders.
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    The Burden of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and The Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    After the government mistakenly guaranteed its residents and workers that the air was safe, it would not be long before thousands of people exposed to the World Trade Center toxic dust began experiencing respiratory and digestive issues that, whether they knew it at the time or not, were linked to their exposure to the looming toxins.
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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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    Michael Barasch Appeared on Sonstein Sessions on January 21, 2018 with Lee Clarke, Special Assistant to the President of Local 1549 of District Council 37 (DC-37)

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch was invited to appear on the Shelly Sonstein radio show on January 21st. He was interviewed with Lee Clarke, Special Assistant to the President of Local 1549 of District Council 37 (DC-37). They discussed the need for residents, local workers and responders to register with the WTC Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund, if they are certified with a 9/11 illness.
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