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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins on  9/11 or during the 8 following months have a substantially higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer, including cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cases […]

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    Honoring the Sixteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    This January marks the sixteenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. Zadroga was a 9/11 hero whose illness demonstrated the deadly health consequences of exposure to Ground Zero toxins and was a crucial part of the campaign to secure health care and compensation for tens of thousands […]

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    9/11 Hero and Educator Passes After Battle with Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community includes half a million people, from first responders to Lower Manhattan office workers to teachers and students at area schools. Everyone breathed in the 9/11 toxic dust, increasing their risk of 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory illnesses. Sadly, we recently learned of the passing of retired NYPD detective […]

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    Tips for Safely Celebrating the Holiday Season

    By Michael Barasch

    With cases of COVID-19 increasing rapidly throughout the United States, everyone, especially 9/11 community members, should take precautions to protect themselves and their families during the holidays. Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins on and after 9/11 has a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses – chronic health […]

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    Your Sleep Apnea Could Be the Result of Ground Zero Exposure

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who lived, worked, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 has a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins.  If you have a 9/11-related respiratory or autodigestive condition – such as asthma, sinusitis, or GERD – that contributes to obstructive sleep apnea, you […]

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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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    Bob Martin’s “9/11 Remembered: Twenty Years Later” Explores Heroism Amid Tragedy

    By Michael Barasch

    On September 11th, 2001, nobody will ever forget hearing the news about two airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center; or learning that our nation was under attack.  In the midst of all this fear and uncertainty, our first responders demonstrated an extraordinary strength of character. Words like “bravery,” “courage,” and “valor” are frequently used […]

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