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  • Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

    9/11 Injuries

    Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The mountains of garbage at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island were, in the late 1990s, forecast to one day become New York’s tallest landmark, surpassing even the World Trade Center towers. Little did anyone know that the last loads of debris buried at the site would be toxic rubble from those very same […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Firefighter-Turned-Advocate Fights for 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    In the years since 9/11, the attorneys at Barasch & McGarry have been privileged to represent thousands of first responders, survivors, and families whose lives were forever altered on that day. Fighting for health care and compensation for the 9/11 community has become our mission. But we are not doing it alone. Our team is […]

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  • New Law Renews and Expands the WTC Workers Task Force

    9/11 Injuries

    New Law Renews and Expands the WTC Workers Task Force

    By Michael Barasch

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation reauthorizing the September 11th Workers Protection Task Force through 2025, amid calls for stronger efforts to protect World Trade Center first responders during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. First assembled in 2005, the task force’s original mandate was to study and track the health problems suffered by […]

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  • COVID-199/11 Injuries

    COVID Resurgence Has 9/11 Responders Concerned

    By escapehatch

    As coronavirus cases skyrocket once again, 9/11 responders and Barasch & McGarry clients like Jason Srebrenick feel apprehension that their underlying health issues make them more susceptible to the virus. As a carpenter who helped clean out and repair multiple businesses near Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks, Jason was exposed to the […]

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    If Congress Fails to Act, Newly-Expanded Zadroga Act Health Benefits May Face Funding Cuts

    By Michael Barasch

    A June 2012 ruling by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) added 50 different types of cancer to the list of illnesses covered by the WTC Health Program. But many survivors of 9/11 were dismayed to learn this past September that $38 million of the money set aside for injured survivors may […]

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