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  • Among First Responders, 9/11-Related Deaths Are Rising Rapidly

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    Among First Responders, 9/11-Related Deaths Are Rising Rapidly

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the death toll continues to rise. Dangerous substances that filled the air around Ground Zero have triggered cancer and other fatal illnesses in first responders and in recovery workers who worked around the clock to clear the damage. Despite the fact […]

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  • Breast Cancer Strikes Men Too – the Zadroga Act Can Help

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    Breast Cancer Strikes Men Too – the Zadroga Act Can Help

    By Michael Barasch

    Breast cancer is among the 68 cancers officially linked to exposure to WTC toxins. While this is a disease that primarily affects women, about one in a thousand men will develop breast cancer. The Zadroga Act provides health care and compensation to men suffering from this rare cancer. Unfortunately, some men feel ashamed of their […]

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    Why 9/11 Still Matters But Not For The Reasons You Think: Inside the VCF and WTCHP Program

    By Gabriella Flick

    Unforeseen health consequences from toxic 9/11 dust have been on the rise for 16 years since September 11th, 2001. Even more shocking; most of the impacted individuals were only caught in the dust cloud or exposed for less than 60 minutes. As a result, many have come down with a host of devastating health conditions ranging from the rarest of cancers to a variety of respiratory diseases—sometimes occurring simultaneously.
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    Downtown Teachers and Students Urge Community to Enroll in WTC Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    This week on Thursday, I had the honor of speaking at a major press conference at New York City’s Stuyvesant High School, which stands in the shadow of the former World Trade Center. Our goal was to let the public know that former students, teachers, local residents, and office workers are developing 9/11-related illnesses at the same alarming rates as the first responders.
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    Michael Barasch on WNYC Morning Edition (Nov. 30, 2017): Only 10 Percent of Those Eligible Have Registered for 9/11 Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    The following is the transcript from Michael Barasch’s appearance on the WNYC Morning Edition on November 30, 2017 discussing the reason why only 10% of those eligible to receive money & benefits from the Zadroga Health & Compensation Act have signed up.
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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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    Manhattan DA Seeks $22M Restitution from 9/11 PTSD Scammers

    By Michael Barasch

    More than three years after indicting 137 alleged scammers who falsely claimed 9/11-related PTSD, Manhattan’s District Attorney is still seeking to reclaim $22 million in fraudulent payments. The New York Post reported that several of the accused fraudsters incriminated themselves with audacious social media posts that contradicted their claims of disability. These included: Glen Lieberman […]

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