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    Finding Hope After Tragedy

    By Michael Barasch

    Our client Fred Guttenberg lost his brother, a physician and first responder, who survived the collapse of the towers, only to succumb to 9/11 cancer years later. Shortly thereafter, Fred’s 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland shooting. Through his terrible grief, Fred sought out the helpers that were all around him, and found […]

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  • Coronavirus Raises Added Concerns for 9/11 First Responders

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    Coronavirus Raises Added Concerns for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Everyone in New York City has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way, but the 9/11 first responders who were exposed to toxic substances near the World Trade Center site have an additional reason to worry. Like the illnesses that afflict workers and others who were in Lower Manhattan in the weeks and […]

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  • Three FDNY Ground Zero Veterans Die Within Two-Day Period

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    Three FDNY Ground Zero Veterans Die Within Two-Day Period

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 18 years after 343 New York City firefighters died at the scene of the World Trade Center attacks, the death toll is still mounting for workers whose illnesses can be traced to the recovery and cleanup operation. During a 48-hour period in April, three retired FDNY members who served in the post 9/11 recovery […]

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  • WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

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    WTC Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    As the serious medical problems associated with 9/11 exposure mount, a new cancer risk has been identified. During a four-year period, diagnoses of head and neck cancers increased by 40 percent among World Trade Center first responders. Carcinogenic particles that were inhaled by police officers, fire fighters, military personnel and others at or near Ground […]

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    Ray Pfeiffer, 9/11 Advocate, RIP

    By Michael Barasch

    Most of the 9/11 community has already heard the sad news about FDNY Ray Pfeiffer’s passing. For 8 years, Ray, fought a heroic battle against cancers that were linked to the WTC toxic dust. Despite crippling pain, he didn’t let his illnesses stop him from making dozens of trips to Congress, demanding that it pass […]

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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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    New Jersey Honors State Trooper Who Died from 9/11-related Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    Last December, flags in New Jersey flew at half-staff to honor the memory of State Trooper Lt. William Fearon, who died at the age of 49 from illness related to toxic exposure at Ground Zero. For weeks after the towers collapsed, Fearon searched for survivors; on and off for the next two years, the trooper […]

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