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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly half a million first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have an elevated risk for many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer, including kidney cancer. In 2021, an estimated 76,080 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer — 48,780 men and 27,300 women, according to a […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Professor Yvonne Phang of BMCC on International Women’s Day

    By Michael Barasch

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Barasch & McGarry recognizes an extraordinary woman with whom we have collaborated extensively to support the 9/11 community: Professor Yvonne Phang of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Professor Yvonne Phang, who teaches Accounting, has worked to focus attention on the nearly 400,000 members of the 9/11 community […]

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    Another Study Finds Cognitive Impairment Among 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    In the nearly two decades since September 11, 2001, we continue to learn every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to Ground Zero toxins. 68 types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases have been listed as “covered conditions” by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk for many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer, forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells help fight infections by producing antibodies that recognize […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor National Cancer Prevention Month this February, we urge anyone who was working, living, or attending school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 to speak with a primary care provider about your unique risk as a member of the 9/11 community. Nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after […]

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    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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    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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