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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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    Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Young men between the ages of 15 and 35 generally have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. As we recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, know that men who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 also have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer, along with 67 other types of cancer and many […]

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    Only 3 Months Remaining Until Crucial 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    We are only three months away from the deadline for families in the 9/11 community to file claims for their loved ones who died of Ground Zero-related diseases.  That means we must work together to inform the entire 9/11 community, particularly families that have not yet registered, before their time runs out. Typically, first responders […]

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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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  • April 30, 2021

    Disbarred lawyer who stole NYPD officer’s 9/11 payout sentenced to 4 years in prison

    ABC 7

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  • April 30, 2021

    Some 9/11 heroes now demonized by city they helped save (opinion)

    Staten Island Advance

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    April 30, 2021

    Attorney raising awareness for COVID-19 vaccines for 9/11 community

    Action News JAX

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  • March 10, 2021

    Applications To Fund Medical Bills Of 9/11 Survivors Another Casualty Of COVID-19

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • March 3, 2021

    Little Help for New York 9/11 Survivors Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

    The City

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  • March 1, 2021

    Firefighters, teachers, law enforcement 50 and older now eligible for vaccines in Florida

    CBS 12 News

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  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga ActWTC Health Program

    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

    Read More
  • Victim Compensation FundWTC Health ProgramZadroga Act

    Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Young men between the ages of 15 and 35 generally have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. As we recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, know that men who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 also have a higher risk of developing testicular cancer, along with 67 other types of cancer and many […]

    Read More
  • WTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    Only 3 Months Remaining Until Crucial 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    We are only three months away from the deadline for families in the 9/11 community to file claims for their loved ones who died of Ground Zero-related diseases.  That means we must work together to inform the entire 9/11 community, particularly families that have not yet registered, before their time runs out. Typically, first responders […]

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    Man Who Defrauded 9/11 Responder Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, After Barasch & McGarry Blows Whistle

    By Michael Barasch

    On April 19, a federal judge sentenced Gustavo L. Vila to 51 months in prison for stealing a nearly $1 million 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) award from NYPD veteran John Ferreyra, who has battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma resulting from his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Vila was also ordered to pay $867,870.76 in restitution. After […]

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    Get the Facts on Esophageal Cancer and Barrett’s Esophagus

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community has an elevated risk of developing many respiratory diseases and 68 different types of cancer — including esophageal cancer, as well as Barrett’s esophagus which could precede esophageal cancer. Barrett’s esophagus occurs when the esophagus becomes damaged by acid reflux, causing the lining to thicken and become red. The condition results from […]

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    Study Finds Variety of Mental Health Impacts in 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    A study recently published by researchers at the University of Michigan and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found a wide variety of mental health impacts among 9/11 first responders and survivors.  Published in the journal Psychological Medicine, the study focused on trauma among responders, students and teachers, office workers, and […]

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