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    Victim Compensation Fund

    Spreading the Word about Extending and Funding the Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    Mike Barasch and Dr. Kerry Kelly were interviewed by Shelli Sonstein on Q104.3 about the health consequences of World Trade Center toxic dust exposure, and the efforts being made to extend the Victim Compensation Fund.

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    Their Memories Live On Today On 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Seventeen years ago today, our country was terrorized in ways we could have never imagined. Thousands of innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001 as the world watched in horror. Today more than ever, we stand together to remember and honor not only the innocent lives lost on that day, but the fallen responders […]

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  • Breast Cancer Strikes Men Too – the Zadroga Act Can Help

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    Breast Cancer Strikes Men Too – the Zadroga Act Can Help

    By Michael Barasch

    Breast cancer is among the 68 cancers officially linked to exposure to WTC toxins. While this is a disease that primarily affects women, about one in a thousand men will develop breast cancer. The Zadroga Act provides health care and compensation to men suffering from this rare cancer. Unfortunately, some men feel ashamed of their […]

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    Cancers of Former Students and Teachers Linked to 9/11 Toxic Dust

    By Michael Barasch

    At least 12 former students who attended schools south of Canal Street on 9/11, or during the eight months that followed, have filed claims with the federal government for World Trade Center-related cancers. Dozens of others have been diagnosed with well-recognized 9/11 respiratory illnesses. Scores of teachers have fallen ill, and, tragically, many have died from their WTC illnesses.
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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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    Did Toxic WTC Dust Lead to Smaller Babies?

    By Michael Barasch

    National Geographic recently reported on a study published in the fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Human Resources that revealed a disturbing, but fairly predictable, correlation between exposure to the 9/11 toxic cloud in the early stages of a pregnancy and the baby’s subsequent low birth weight. As researchers Hannes Schwandt and Janet Currie […]

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