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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Young men between the ages of 15 and 35 generally have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. But men who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 also have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer, along with 67 other types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. […]

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    Building Workers Kept the Lights on in Lower Manhattan After 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Among the nearly half a million people who were in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11, door attendants and building maintenance staff played a crucial role in providing security for people living and working in the neighborhood. These workers – most of them represented by labor unions – contributed enormously to the recovery of New […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. 9/11 first responders and people who were near Ground Zero on and after 9/11 are at risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer — including esophageal cancer. According to a report from the American Cancer Society, an estimated 20,640 new esophageal cancer cases will […]

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    Barasch & McGarry to Host 9/11 Health Webinar for Sanitation Workers

    By Michael Barasch

    After the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, 1,500 sanitation workers were dispatched to Ground Zero. These workers – most from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) – contributed enormously to search-and-rescue efforts, even as the department continued to provide its regular services of refuse collection and street cleaning. […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and survivors were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11. They now have an elevated risk for many respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer, including kidney cancer. In 2022, an estimated 79,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer — 50,290 […]

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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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    Eligibility for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program Depends on Where You Were

    By Michael Barasch

    All of the 500,000 first responders and people who were working, living, and studying below Canal Street in Manhattan on and after 9/11 were exposed to Ground Zero toxins. These toxins dramatically increase the 9/11 community’s risk of developing 68 different types of cancers and a host of respiratory illnesses. These first responders and survivors […]

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