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    Guarding Against Recurrent 9/11-Related Thyroid Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Although it is a fairly rare cancer, thyroid cancer was one of the most prevalent 9/11-related diseases to emerge among WTC responders and Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers. The disease has a very short latency period of only 2.5 years after exposure, so it wasn’t very surprising to see thyroid cancer get a jump […]

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    9/11 Illness Is Second Most Common Cause of NYPD Line-of-Duty Death

    By Michael Barasch

    Although law enforcement on Manhattan Island began with Dutch settlers in 1625, the New York City Police Department as an entity dates back to 1845. In the 170 years of its existence, thousands of men and women have served honorably in the rank and file of the NYPD, facing numerous dangers. Yet, the greatest historical […]

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    Senator Ted Cruz Hypocritical — Falsely Claims to be “Champion of Firefighters and Police Officers”

    By Michael Barasch

    As a rule, lawyers should stay out of politics. So—we would never suggest who someone should vote for. However, when we hear something said that isn’t true, we feel a moral obligation to set the record straight. Following his victory at the Iowa caucus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz addressed a room of supporters to celebrate […]

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    Did 9/11 Create a Mesothelioma Time Bomb?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 70,000 patients — survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders and rescue/recovery workers — have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program and more than 21,000 are receiving treatment specifically for 9/11-related illnesses. According to USA Today, there are now more than 2,600 WTC Health Program patients […]

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    Michael Barasch Pushing for Neuropathy Coverage for 9/11 Responders’ Coverage Under Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, the attorney for the late James Zadroga, as well as thousands of other WTC survivors, applauded the on-going study being done at Winthrop University Medical Center. An analysis of WTC dust has revealed toxins that researchers have linked to a 15x increase in diagnoses of neuropathy. Those diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy report symptoms […]

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    Winthrop-University Docs Say Neuropathy Caused by 9/11 Dust; Should Be Covered by Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch was asked to speak at the press conference held at Winthrop Hospital Medical Center. Surrounded by several clients who were 9/11 first responders –who now suffer from neuropathy — as well as 9/11 activist John Feal of the Feal Good Foundation, Barasch spoke of the need to add neuropathy to the list of […]

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