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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 […]

Barasch McGarry Honored by Congresswoman Maloney

Michael Barasch was honored along with other 9/11 union leaders and advocates by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerrold Nadler for their group effort in getting Congress to extend and reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The law was passed by Congress at the end of December 2015. It guarantees full payment of all […]

Michael Barasch Pushing for Neuropathy Coverage for 9/11 Responders’ Coverage Under Zadroga Act

Michael Barasch, the attorney for the late James Zadroga, as well as thousands of other WTC survivors, applauded the on-going study being done at Winthrop University Medical Center. An analysis of WTC dust has revealed toxins that researchers have linked to a 15x increase in diagnoses of neuropathy. Those diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy report symptoms […]

Winthrop-University Docs Say Neuropathy Caused by 9/11 Dust; Should Be Covered by Zadroga Act

  Michael Barasch was asked to speak at the press conference held at Winthrop Hospital Medical Center. Surrounded by several clients who were 9/11 first responders –who now suffer from neuropathy — as well as 9/11 activist John Feal of the Feal Good Foundation, Barasch spoke of the need to add neuropathy to the list […]

State to Pick Tab for Benefits of Ground Zero Volunteers

Workmen and heavy machinery operate at the Ground Zero site in May 2002. Photo: Reuters Michael Barasch, whose law firm represents nearly 10,000 first responders, including scores of people who volunteered at Ground Zero, applauded the news. Barasch said “thank goodness the State of NY is doing its part to provide medical coverage for these […]

Mayor de Blasio gives retired firefighter with renal cancer, a dedicated Zadroga Act crusader, the key to the city

“The key to the city was made for people like Ray Pfeifer,” de Blasio said to a standing ovation from the police, firefighters, elected officials and families of fellow first responders that packed the room. PHOTO: KEVIN C. DOWNS/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Mike Barasch, the attorney for the Zadroga family as well as thousands […]

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