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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesFirst Responders

    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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  • WTC Health Program9/11 InjuriesZadroga Act

    Why We Encourage Everyone to Register Now, Even If They Are Healthy!

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly two decades after 9/11, thousands of first responders and hundreds of thousands of survivors (people who were living, working, or attending school near Ground Zero) have still not registered with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. It is alarming that only 5% of the 400,000 9/11 survivor population has registered with the free World Trade Center […]

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  • Dealing With a Diagnosis of 9/11-Related Cancer

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    Dealing With a Diagnosis of 9/11-Related Skin Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    People who contracted skin cancer due to exposure to the toxic atmosphere around Ground Zero after 9/11 — such as firefighters, police officers, downtown residents, workers, students, teachers and many others — can receive lifetime health care from the World Trade Center Health Program for both non-melanoma and melanoma types of cancer. The WTCHP covers […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility Claims Top 50,000

    By Michael Barasch

    As hundreds of new claims pour into the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund each month, the total number of people seeking eligibility now exceeds 50,000. Approximately half of these applicants have had their claims approved. The July 29, 2019 signing of the Never Forget the Heroes Act  permanently authorized the VCF and brought new attention to […]

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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.

  • What is the Zadroga Act and What Does it Cover?

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    WTC Compensation Fund Authorized through Fiscal Year 2092

    By Michael Barasch

    After years of dedicated advocacy and emotional debate, new legislation has extended the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through the year 2090. Under the law, signed by President Trump on July 29, the VCF will continue to offer substantial relief to victims suffering from medical conditions as well as individuals who might not yet be aware […]

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