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    Call on Congress to Fully Fund 9/11 Health Care

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently 117,000 9/11 first responders and survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program – most of them union members. The program offers free health care for chronic health conditions resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including cancer, respiratory and aerodigestive illnesses, acute traumatic injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and mental health […]

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    World Trade Center Health Program to Switch Providers August 1

    By Michael Barasch

    Starting August 1, 9/11 first responders and survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will have a new Nationwide Provider Network (NPN): Managed Care Advisors (MCA) Sedgwick. MCA-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI). The transition to MCA-Sedgwick occurs after many WTC Health Program members complained about difficulties accessing medical care through […]

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    Many 9/11 Contract Workers Still Unaware of Health Care and Compensation Available

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of contract workers involved in search-and-rescue and rebuilding and working at other jobs in Lower Manhattan or parts of Brooklyn on or after 9/11 are eligible for free health care or compensation – but are still unaware of their rights. These contractors – sometimes known as 1099, per diem, or gig employees – worked […]

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    A Guide to the World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Exposure Zones

    By Michael Barasch

    When the World Trade Center collapsed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, ten million tons of building materials and 91,000 liters of jet fuel fell into Ground Zero, contaminating the air with toxic chemicals. These airborne toxins included asbestos, heavy metals from computer hardware, and pulverized glass and concrete. Many of the people breathing these […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Sarcoma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. The half a million first responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer, including sarcoma. Barasch & McGarry represents more than 70 members of the 9/11 community who have […]

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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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    COVID-19 Still Threatens Union Workers in the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    COVID-19 continues to threaten 9/11 responders and survivors who were diagnosed with cancer or respiratory illness from their exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Many of the people at risk are union members – first responders deployed to the World Trade Center area and workers who returned to office buildings, classrooms, and job sites in Lower […]

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