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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 […]

FDNY Adds Names of 5 EMS Workers and 16 Firefighters to WTC Memorial

The Journal of Emergency Medical Services has reported that on Tuesday, September 8, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro added the names of 21 members who died of 9/11-related illnesses during the past year to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. Five of the individuals honored were EMS workers: EMS Lieutenant […]

Death of 9/11 Hero Should Stir Zadroga Act Support

The death on September 10 of a Yonkers policeman from 9/11-related cancer did not arouse sufficient support for Congress to renew the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, before it expired on September 30. But Lt. Roy McLaughlin’s life and untimely death should stand as a reminder of the urgent need to extend […]

Press Conference at Ground Zero to Support Congressional Reps

On Monday, November 2, 2015, Mike Barasch attended a press conference at Ground Zero to support Congressional Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler, Frank Pallone, Nydia Velázquez, and Steve Israel, all who all criticized recent Republican proposals that would provide an underfunded and temporary extension of the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.  The new Republican […]

NYPD Lt. Marci Simms Dies From 9/11-related Illness

Marci Simms’ tragic death is, sadly, just one of hundreds of tragic deaths since 9/11. Hopefully, Congress will wake up and do the right thing for these sick 9/11 first responders, whose only mistake was believing the EPA’s pronouncement that “the air is safe.” Marci Simms, 51, died Thursday at her Long Island home, 16 […]

Senator John McCain Agrees to Zadroga Extension

We are thrilled to report that this morning, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) agreed to co-sponsor the Senate’s version of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act extension. The pending bill is sponsored in the House by Congressman Peter King (R-NY), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). It is sponsored in the […]

Mike Barasch joined John Feal, 20 first responders and Tom Porter in Congress

Last week, Mike Barasch joined John Feal, 20 first responders and Tom Porter in Congress. Tom is the legislative director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).  They met with dozens of republican representatives, trying to convince them and their staff of the importance of extending the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.” […]

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