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Michael Barasch Interviewed on LaborPress “Blue Collar Buzz”

Attorney Michael Barasch, Managing Partner of the law firm Barasch & McGarry, and Richard Alles, former legislative director for the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, report that the last three years have seen a three-fold increase in 9/11-linked cancers. The October 25, 2016 Edition of the Labor Press’ “Blue Collar Buzz” radio show highlighted their ongoing […]

Michael Barasch at 9/11 Health Watch Benefit

Michael Barasch and Senator Gillibrand at 9/11 Health Watch Benefit Michael Barasch met with both Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at a recent benefit for 9/11 Health Watch. They discussed the implications of the new JASTA law and the importance of extending the Victim Compensation Fund past 2020. Senator Chuck Schumer and Michael […]

Zadroga Act Rule Changes Seek to Reduce Burden on Claimants

When the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act went into effect last December, Congress charged the Justice Department with writing a rule to implement it. The Attorney General appointed Sheila L. Birnbaum as Special Master, and Ms. Birnbaum recently published the Interim Final Rule for the VCF. Potential claimants should be aware […]

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Begins Payments to Group B Claimants

First Responders, Local residents, office workers and students with cancer may now be able to assert claims Michel Barasch, managing partner at Barasch McGarry, commented on VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya’s announcement that the Fund has begun payments on “Group B” claims. Barasch said: “I am delighted to hear that the VCF has finally begun […]

FDNY Chief Laid to Rest in Catholic Funeral 15 Years After 9/11 Attack

Battalion Chief Lawrence T. Stack was 58 when he died on Sept. 11, with nearly 33 years of fighting fires under his belt. Credit Heather Walsh for The New York Times An FDNY battalion chief, who served the department for 33 years before perishing heroically on 9/11, was finally able to have a Catholic funeral […]

BREAKING NEWS: Victim Compensation Fund Changes the Eligibility Requirements for WTC-Related Cancers

First Responders, Local residents, office workers and students with cancer may now be able to assert claims Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice made an extremely important change to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). As a result, many cancer victims who missed the deadline to register for compensation can now do so. Until last […]

Fallout From 9/11 Attacks on Par With Fukushima and Chernobyl, Researcher Says

Mike Barasch commented on the yet to be published medical findings of Dr. Lucchini of the WTCHP. “Dr Lucchini’s findings come as no surprise to me or the attorneys at my firm. We represent thousands of sick people in the 9/11 community every day. They tell us the sad news that they have been diagnosed […]

Reauthorized Zadroga Act Changes Deadline and Eligible Conditions

When Congress passed the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act on December 18, 2015, it made certain changes to the substance of the law. When the VCF Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum published the Interim Final Rule to address those changes, the announcement highlighted the key changes. The new Zadroga Act: Extends […]

Rescuing the Rescuers: The Effort to Cover and Monitor 9/11 Responders for Lung Disease and Cancer

Thousands of first responders and citizens developed cancer following the September 11 terror attacks. Michael Barasch commented on another medical study which has demonstrated a marked increase in Lung Disease and Cancers among first responders. Barasch said “Unfortunately, the WTC toxic dust had the same affect on local residents and workers as it had on […]

First study examines PTSD and cognitive impairment in World Trade Center responders

The impact of PTSD on cognitive ability is only now being charted. Mike Barash commented on the recent study linking the World Trade Center toxic dust to cognitive impairment. Barash said “I’m delighted to see that the World Trade Center health program and the Zadroga act are working as Congress intended them to. When the […]

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