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    Only One Week Until Major 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    Only one week remains until a critically-important July 29, 2021 deadline for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. By registering with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you preserve your right to register a claim in the future.  The upcoming July 29 deadline applies to two categories of people: You were certified by […]

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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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    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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    Only One Month Remaining Until Key Deadline for 9/11 Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    Only one month remains until a critically-important July 29, 2021 deadline for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. Ordinarily, first responders and survivors with 9/11-related health conditions – which include 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses – must register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) within two years of […]

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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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  • 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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    Adding New Health Conditions to the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently 68 types of cancer and several respiratory illnesses presumed linked to the WTC toxins. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provide free health care and compensation, respectively, for these 68 cancers and a host of respiratory illnesses. WTCHP also covers acute traumatic injuries, mental […]

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