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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Annual Report Documents Challenges and Successes of 2020

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released its annual report, documenting their work in support of the 9/11 community over the past year. Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya included a note discussing how, even as the fund transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCF team has continued to process claims and […]

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    First Active-Duty FDNY 9/11 Hero Succumbs to COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Fire Department, which lost 343 heroes in the wreckage of the horrific terrorist attacks. In the nearly two decades since then, hundreds of FDNY firefighters and emergency responders have succumbed to 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory diseases resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. And now, […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Heart Health Week

    By Michael Barasch

    We have known for years that anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases. But a 2019 study published by the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound another significant risk for approximately 500,000 9/11 first responders and survivors: heart […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Exposure to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has contributed to a dramatically higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including relatively rare gallbladder and bile duct cancers. Barasch & McGarry represents many 9/11 first responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with gallbladder and bile duct cancer. A recent report from the American Cancer […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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    Forensic Dentist Who Identified 9/11 Victims Dies of COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    As Americans learned of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, thousands of emergency responders and health care professionals rushed to the scene to help. These brave heroes, who came from every corner of the nation, included Dr. J. Randall Pearce, a forensic dentist working with the Forensic Anthropology Center […]

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