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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Still waiting after 15 years

Bobby Zahn has been approved for a claim from the Victim Compensation Fund. He got metastatic prostate cancer following his work at ground zero in the weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel) Mike Barasch, managing partner of Barasch & McGarry, attorneys for the Zadroga Family, as well as thousands of […]

IAFF Warns of the Growing Number of PTSD and Cancer Diagnoses Among Firefighters and EMT’s

Michael Barasch & Harold Schaitberger Attorney Mike Barasch, whose NYC law firm Barasch & McGarry represents more 9/11 victims than any other firm in the country, commented on the IAFF report that warns of the growing number of PTSD and Cancer diagnoses among firefighters and EMT’s. “The IAFF study shines a light on health problems […]

Poor Lung Function Persists Among 9/11 Responders

A recent study published in CHEST Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, revealed that 13 years after the September 11 attacks, most firefighters exposed to toxic dust “continued to show a lack of lung function recovery.” However, the study did note a lung function benefit among affected firefighters who stopped […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Trade Center Firefighters Needing Sinus Surgery Had More Intense, Longer Exposure to Caustic Dust and Have Higher Eosinophil Levels

Sinuses as seen through medical imaging. Credit: ATS Michael Barasch commented on an article that appeared in the April, 2016 “American Thoracic Society” regarding firefighters who were exposed to the WTC toxic dust: “Not surprisingly, there is now empirical evidence that firefighters who responded in the first two days of the World Trade Center disaster […]

Retired 9/11 Cop Being Sued for Refusing to Pay $500K Fee

A former NYPD cop is being sued be a company who gave him an advance on a settlement he received for injuries sustained working 9/11 and ground zero. MICHAEL IP/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NES Barasch & McGarry was sued this week for standing up to a lending company that is demanding 66% interest on a […]

Carmel FDNY Firefighter Dies of 9/11-Related Illness

It is with great sadness that we at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson acknowledge the passing in January of another brave 9/11 responder who succumbed to 9/11-related illness at all-too-young an age. The Journal News recently reported that Thomas John Kelly, 58, an FDNY firefighter for 17 years in the Bronx and a resident of […]

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