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    Only One Month Remaining Until Key Deadline for 9/11 Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    Only one month remains until a critically-important July 29, 2021 deadline for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. Ordinarily, first responders and survivors with 9/11-related health conditions – which include 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses – must register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) within two years of […]

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    Study Documents Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders who worked on search-and-rescue and recovery efforts in Lower Manhattan are at risk of suffering from cognitive impairment as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins.   A recent study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that Ground Zero-related mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress […]

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    Adding New Health Conditions to the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently 68 types of cancer and several respiratory illnesses presumed linked to the WTC toxins. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provide free health care and compensation, respectively, for these 68 cancers and a host of respiratory illnesses. WTCHP also covers acute traumatic injuries, mental […]

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    Lower Manhattan Restaurant and Hospitality Workers Also Eligible for 9/11 Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    Lower Manhattan has an extraordinary variety of restaurants and other hospitality venues, from steakhouses to hundreds of coffee shops, sandwich counters, and street carts. The thousands of people working at these establishments in the months after September 11, 2001 breathed the same 9/11 toxins as the first responders,  office workers, residents, and students and teachers […]

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    Children of 9/11 Continue to Experience Trauma

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 9/11.  In the years since then, more first responders and survivors have passed away from 68 different types of cancer and respiratory illnesses than passed away on that day. Others are living with the mental health consequences of trauma, nearly 20 years after the attacks, including many people who […]

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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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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Survivor Month

    By Michael Barasch

    June marks National Cancer Survivor Month, honoring the 17 million Americans who are living with, through, and beyond their illness. Their strength and perseverance should inspire us. This group includes people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or after 9/11, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 different types of cancer. In the […]

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