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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Women who were first responders or working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer from their exposure to World Trade Center (WTC) toxins, including ovarian cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents more […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer that are presumed linked to the World Trade Center toxins, including prostate cancer. Barasch & […]

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    Ground Zero Construction Workers Eligible for Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, rescue teams searched for survivors amidst millions of tons of debris – the wreckage of the World Trade Center. To help these teams locate survivors and, ultimately, identify victims, thousands of union construction workers worked around the clock at Ground Zero. These ironworkers, carpenters, steamfitters, boilermakers, machinists, cement and […]

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  • June 2, 2022

    August Flentje appointed as the interim head of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • April 7, 2022

    The head of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund steps down

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • March 15, 2022

    Biden’s unfinished order on Afghan 9/11 funds

    The Washington Times

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  • March 6, 2022

    More than a dozen Century 21 workers who fought to reopen store after 9/11 are now suffering from Ground Zero illnesses: Two have already died from cancer

    Dailymail.com

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  • March 5, 2022

    Century 21 workers who fought to reopen store after 9/11 now suffering from Ground Zero illnesses

    New York Daily News

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  • September 14, 2021

    Deadly legacy: Exposure to 9/11 toxic dust affects financial district workers

    The Bond Buyer

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  • September 13, 2021

    For Many, 9/11 Lingers in Form of Life-Threatening Illnesses

    The Tablet

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  • September 13, 2021

    9/11 death toll claims continue to grow two decades after attacks

    The Washington Times

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  • September 11, 2021

    9/11 didn’t end on 9/11′: attorney says his clients are still dying 20 years later

    Yahoo! News

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  • September 10, 2021

    Stuyvesant HS student near Ground Zero on 9/11 now NYC teacher with cancer

    New York Post

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  • September 9, 2021

    COVID Death Toll Among 9/11 First Responders and Survivors Nears Grim Milestone

    The City

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Women who were first responders or working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer from their exposure to World Trade Center (WTC) toxins, including ovarian cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents more […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer that are presumed linked to the World Trade Center toxins, including prostate cancer. Barasch & […]

    Read More
  • Zadroga ActWTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    Ground Zero Construction Workers Eligible for Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, rescue teams searched for survivors amidst millions of tons of debris – the wreckage of the World Trade Center. To help these teams locate survivors and, ultimately, identify victims, thousands of union construction workers worked around the clock at Ground Zero. These ironworkers, carpenters, steamfitters, boilermakers, machinists, cement and […]

    Read More
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    Labor Day and the Anniversary of 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    As we celebrate Labor Day and honor the anniversary of 9/11, we should remember that the story of the 9/11 community has been defined by the contributions of labor unions and their members. There were the first responders who, arriving within seconds of the attack, risked and too often lost their lives helping thousands of […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. There were nearly half a million first responders and survivors working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 who have a higher risk of developing respiratory illness and 68 different types of cancer linked to the WTC toxins, including thyroid cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents nearly […]

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    Study Finds Higher Myeloma Risk for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study published in Blood Cancer Journal found a higher risk of multiple myeloma precursor disease in FDNY firefighters who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins at the World Trade Center site on and after 9/11. The firefighters included in the study had nearly double – 180% – the normal risk of developing myeloma […]

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