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    Transit Workers with 9/11-Related Illnesses Now Eligible for Sick Pay

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers were deployed to Lower Manhattan in the months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, working tirelessly in search-and-rescue, cleanup, and recovery efforts. As a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins, many of these MTA workers have since been diagnosed with cancer or respiratory disease. Thankfully, the MTA […]

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    New Treatment Shows Promise Fighting Esophageal Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 500,000 people, including first responders, downtown office workers, residents, and students and teachers, were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 and have a higher risk of developing respiratory disease and 68 different types of cancer, including esophageal cancer. Though relatively uncommon in the general population, the 9/11 community has been disproportionately impacted by […]

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    March Marks Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly half a million first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing  respiratory disease and 68 different types of cancer, including colorectal cancer. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth, called a polyp, on the inner lining of the colon or rectum which […]

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    Only 4 Months Until Major 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    We are exactly four months away from the deadline for families in the 9/11 community to register claims for their loved ones who died of WTC-related illnesses. That means we have limited time to spread the word to these 9/11 families who have not yet registered, before their time to register runs out. Ordinarily, first […]

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    How to Appeal a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Decision

    By Michael Barasch

    Since 2001, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has awarded more than $2 billion to Barasch & McGarry clients who were in Lower Manhattan or near the Pentagon following 9/11. Both first responders and survivors (including Lower Manhattan office workers, teachers, students, and residents) who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins and have been […]

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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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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for Women’s History

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor Women’s History Month, Barasch & McGarry proudly celebrates our friend Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for her tireless support of the 9/11 community. Representing parts of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn since 1993, Congresswoman Maloney’s constituents include thousands of 9/11 first responders, as well as survivors who were working, living, or attending school in Lower […]

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