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    Today Begins the 2 Month Countdown For a Critical Deadline with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    There are now only two months remaining until the deadline for families who lost a beloved relative to Ground Zero-related cancer or respiratory illness to register a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). We must now work tirelessly to share this crucial information with the entire 9/11 community. The 9/11 community consists of […]

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    Staten Island Honors Veteran and 9/11 First Responder

    By Michael Barasch

    Hundreds of community members gathered recently on Deserre Avenue in Staten Island for its renaming as Leif Eikeseth Way, in honor of an Army veteran, transit worker, and 9/11 first responder who passed away of cancer after his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Leif Eikeseth, a 36-year veteran of the New York City Transit, was […]

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    Brain Tumor Awareness Month Calls Attention to 9/11 Community’s Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    We recognize Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May, calling attention to the nearly 25,000 people who will be diagnosed with malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord this year in the United States. This number tragically includes many 9/11 first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on […]

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    9/11 Hero Dedicated Life to Public Safety – Even After Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Police Department, with dozens of officers killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. In the years since the attacks, hundreds of other police officers – from the NYPD, the Port Authority, and other agencies – have become ill and passed away from 68 different types of […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Asthma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    May is Asthma Awareness Month, in recognition of the 25 million Americans with the disease, including thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors. Individuals who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months have a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer 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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    This Week is National Women’s Health Week: Protect Yourself

    By Michael Barasch

    This week marks National Women’s Health Week, when we shine a spotlight on key issues in women’s health that have too often been ignored. In honoring National Women’s Health Week, we recognize the hundreds of thousands of women in the 9/11 community who are uniquely at risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and […]

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