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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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    Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Young men between the ages of 15 and 35 generally have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. As we recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, know that 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 […]

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    Man Who Defrauded 9/11 Responder Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, After Barasch & McGarry Blows Whistle

    By Michael Barasch

    On April 19, a federal judge sentenced Gustavo L. Vila to 51 months in prison for stealing a nearly $1 million 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) award from NYPD veteran John Ferreyra, who has battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma resulting from his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Vila was also ordered to pay $867,870.76 in restitution. After […]

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    Get the Facts on Esophageal Cancer and Barrett’s Esophagus

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community has an elevated risk of developing many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer — including esophageal cancer, as well as Barrett’s esophagus which could precede esophageal cancer. Barrett’s esophagus occurs when the esophagus becomes damaged by acid reflux, causing the lining to thicken and become red. The condition results from […]

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    Study Finds Variety of Mental Health Impacts in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    A study recently published by researchers at the University of Michigan and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found a wide variety of mental health impacts among 9/11 first responders and survivors.  Published in the journal Psychological Medicine, the study focused on trauma among responders, students and teachers, office workers, and […]

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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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    Learn the Risks During Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who was in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the months that followed has a higher risk of 68 different types of cancer and many forms of respiratory disease, including sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a disease characterized by the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (known as “granulomas”) in any part of your body […]

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