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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor National Cancer Prevention Month this February, we urge anyone who was working, living, or attending school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 to speak with a primary care provider about your unique risk as a member of the 9/11 community. Nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after […]

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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Annual Report Documents Challenges and Successes of 2020

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released its annual report, documenting their work in support of the 9/11 community over the past year. Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya included a note discussing how, even as the fund transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCF team has continued to process claims and […]

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    First Active-Duty FDNY 9/11 Hero Succumbs to COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Fire Department, which lost 343 heroes in the wreckage of the horrific terrorist attacks. In the nearly two decades since then, hundreds of FDNY firefighters and emergency responders have succumbed to 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory diseases resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. And now, […]

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  • February 3, 2021

    A top 9/11 lawyer is crusading to help families take advantage of their last chance to receive awards

    Fortune

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  • January 15, 2021

    COVID cases rising among 9/11 survivors

    Long Island Herald

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  • December 24, 2020

    9/11 survivors, the ‘most at risk’ group, now facing a scary new enemy: COVID-19

    NorthJersey.com

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  • December 4, 2020

    Lawyers group presents scammed 9/11 NYPD hero with $400,000 check after $1 million theft by his friend

    New York Daily News

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  • December 3, 2020

    Ex-NYPD officer whose 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund award was stolen gets $400,000 payout

    ABC 7

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  • January 18, 2021

    9/11 First Responder Concerned about COVID-19

    Spectrum News NY 1

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  • January 14, 2021

    COVID-19 is a big fear for many Ground zero first responders

    WCNC Charlotte

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  • January 11, 2021

    They risked their health at Ground Zero. Now they face another deadly threat: COVID.

    NJ.com

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  • January 8, 2021

    Arizona’s 9/11 survivors at increased risk amid COVID spike

    AZFamily 3TV CBS 5

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  • January 7, 2021

    Gainesville woman who volunteered at 9/11 Ground Zero says “please wear a mask”

    WCJB TV20 News

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  • December 30, 2020

    ‘You got to be cognizant’: COVID-19 adds health risks to 9/11 first responders, survivors

    WSOC-TV

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor National Cancer Prevention Month this February, we urge anyone who was working, living, or attending school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 to speak with a primary care provider about your unique risk as a member of the 9/11 community. Nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after […]

    Read More
  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund’s Annual Report Documents Challenges and Successes of 2020

    By Michael Barasch

    Last week, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund released its annual report, documenting their work in support of the 9/11 community over the past year. Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya included a note discussing how, even as the fund transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the VCF team has continued to process claims and […]

    Read More
  • CoronavirusWTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    First Active-Duty FDNY 9/11 Hero Succumbs to COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Fire Department, which lost 343 heroes in the wreckage of the horrific terrorist attacks. In the nearly two decades since then, hundreds of FDNY firefighters and emergency responders have succumbed to 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory diseases resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. And now, […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Heart Health Week

    By Michael Barasch

    We have known for years that anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases. But a 2019 study published by the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound another significant risk for approximately 500,000 9/11 first responders and survivors: heart […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Exposure to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has contributed to a dramatically higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including relatively rare gallbladder and bile duct cancers. Barasch & McGarry represents many 9/11 first responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with gallbladder and bile duct cancer. A recent report from the American Cancer […]

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    New York Officials Set Aside Partisanship to Protect Health Care for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    The toxic dust at Ground Zero after 9/11 affected every person who was exposed, regardless of age, race, religion, or politics. Thankfully, bipartisan majorities in Congress, as well as Presidents of both major political parties, have supported 9/11 first responders and survivors who became sick as a result of their exposure to these toxins. A […]

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