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Michael Barasch Warns About Misleading Article About New Rules for Filing Claims With the 9/11 Compensation Fund

Michael Barasch, whose law firm represented James Zadroga and currently represents more sick 9/11 responders and local residents and workers that any other firm in the country, warned that the article in newsobserver.com is misleading. Barasch said: “While Congress did in fact extend the Victim Compensation Fund to the end of 2020, it is important […]

NYC Chief Medical Examiner and WTC Responder Dies at 79

Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, left, in 1989, the year he became New York City’s chief medical examiner. A taciturn Chicagoan, Dr. Hirsch said his autopsies constituted a “dialogue with the dead.” Credit Neal Boenzi/The New York Times The New York Times recently reported that Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, New York City’s chief medical examiner from […]

Michael Barasch Addresses Delegates at UFOA Education Seminar

  Michael Barasch addressing the delegates at the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) Education Seminar Mike Barasch was invited to address the delegates at the UFOA Education Seminar. Mike spoke about the legal rights and compensation available to all first responders who have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers linked to the WTC […]

9/11 Responders Still Suffer With Poor Lung Function

Mike Barasch, managing partner of Barasch & McGarry, the attorneys for James Zadroga’s family, as well as thousands of sick 9/11 first responders, downtown local residents and office workers, commented on an pulmonary research study that was done by Dr. Tom Aldrich of Montefiore Medical Center, and doctors from FDNY’s Bureau of Health Services, including […]

Ground Zero Firefighter Memorialized with Staten Island Street Sign

FDNY brass and family members of Capt. John Graziano, including his wife, Patricia, sons, John and Joseph, unveil the street sign at the corner of Katan and Getz avenues, Eltingville. PHOTO: Diane C. Lore | lore@siadvance.com Attorney Mike Barasch was one of hundreds of friends and supporters who turned out for the street naming in […]

14 years later, another memorial: Marking the anniversary of the end of post-9/11 Ground Zero cleanup and recovery efforts

Thousands breathed it in (TOM SPERDUTO/AP) Mike Barasch commented on an op-Ed piece that appeared in the NY Daily News regarding the 14th anniversary of the end of post-9/11 Ground Zero cleanup and recovery efforts. Michael Barasch, Richard Dodd’s attorney, stated: “I was touched by Richard Dodd’s piece, reminding us of the horrible and dangerous […]

WTC Girder Becomes Part of Bakersfield, CA 9/11 Memorial

Steel from the World Trade Center rests on a flatbed truck after being brought to Bakersfield as part of a memorial to 9/11 Credit: Henry a. Barrios / The Californian In early April, a six-and-one-half-ton steel girder from the World Trade Center made its way through downtown Bakersfield, California, to be used as part as […]

Orange County, NY Honors Deceased 9/11 First Responder

Crawford Sgt. Eric Meier was a 25-year veteran of the department. He died on Sept. 17 while investigating a drug case. PHOTO PROVIDED On May 6, 2016, when Orange County held its 2016 Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the county courthouse, an NYPD officer who responded to the World Trade Center attacks and succumbed to post-9/11 […]

Governor Cuomo Announces State to Ensure Continued Benefits For Volunteers With 9/11-Related Illnesses

Mike Barasch applauded Gov. Cuomo’s pledge to continue benefits for sick 9/11 volunteers. “While it’s only a commitment for the 2016-17 State Budget, the decision to continue coverage of lost wages and health care is welcome news to the thousands of sick volunteers who depend on this aide. To treat these selfless volunteers any differently […]

NIOSH Study Finds High Rate of Neuropathy in WTC Survivors

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine recently published a study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finding that WTC survivors are at a greater risk for neuropathy symptoms than are Type 1 diabetics. This study reinforces the recent findings of related experiments by doctors at Long Island’s prestigious Winthrop University […]

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