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    9/11 Student Activist’s Book Documents Fight for Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    Lila Nordstrom was a senior at Stuyvesant High School on September 11, 2001, only a few hundred feet away from the World Trade Center. After the attack, she and her classmates evacuated, returning to school just a month later in early October. Lila, other students, and teachers soon began to experience sinus and respiratory problems, […]

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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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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Professor Yvonne Phang of BMCC on International Women’s Day

    By Michael Barasch

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Barasch & McGarry recognizes an extraordinary woman with whom we have collaborated extensively to support the 9/11 community: Professor Yvonne Phang of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Professor Yvonne Phang, who teaches Accounting, has worked to focus attention on the nearly 400,000 members of the 9/11 community […]

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  • Health Official Urges City to Contact Students in 9/11 Danger Zone

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    Health Official Urges City to Contact Students in 9/11 Danger Zone

    By Michael Barasch

    Twenty-nine schools were in the contamination zone of the 9/11 attack, according to the World Trade Center Health Program. However, students and teachers in these facilities are held to different standards for enrollment in the medical monitoring through the WTC Health Program as compared to first responders. As designated “survivors” under the James Zadroga Act, […]

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  • WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

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    WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

    By Michael Barasch

    WHAT THE 9/11 COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW On December 18, 2015, Congress reauthorized and extended both the health program and compensation fund available to the 9/11 community. Downtown residents, office workers, students and teachers are all eligible if they were exposed on 9/11 or during parts of the 8 months that followed. […]

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    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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