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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Barasch & McGarry will host a free event – the Cancer Prevention in the 9/11 Community Webinar – on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00 p.m. Register here for the free webinar, which will feature information from advocates and medical professionals on accessing the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors the Twelfth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    January marks the twelfth anniversary of the “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010,” named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing free medical care and compensation to individuals […]

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    NYPD 9/11 Hero Passes After Battle with Ovarian Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    After her eight-year battle with ovarian cancer, the 9/11 community lost a hero dedicated to protecting the people of New York City, with the passing of NYPD Lieutenant Maureen Gill-Donohue. Lieutenant Gill-Donohue, of West Brighton, Staten Island, was 57 years old. After 9/11, Gill-Donohue worked for several months in Lower Manhattan, providing security for the […]

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    Fight to Protect 9/11 Health Care Program Continues

    By Michael Barasch

    Even after $1 billion was provided for the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program in the end-of-year federal spending bill, the program still confronts an estimated $2.7 billion deficit by 2032. The deficit has occurred as a result of substantial increases in enrollment and a higher than expected number of 9/11 first responders and survivors […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. If you were there as a first responder or you worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including thyroid cancer. Within days […]

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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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    Honoring the Seventeenth Anniversary of NYPD Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    January 5, 2023 marks the seventeenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. Detective Zadroga’s illness demonstrated the crisis of toxic exposure at Ground Zero and was a crucial part of the campaign to secure health care and compensation for 9/11 first responders and survivors. A native of […]

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