By Michael Barasch | Published January 15, 2019 | | |
In a proposed study entitled “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in World Trade Center Responders,” researchers from Rutgers University, in collaboration with those from NYU School of Medicine, hope to find clues as to “the relationship between sleep apnea and various nose and throat conditions.” The study will look at symptoms such as nasal inflammation and restricted Read MoreRead More
The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS), in addition to other city and state pension systems (including the FDNY, NYPD, and NYCERS), provides pension benefits for workers who have served the required length of time. For some workers, the package could be slightly more than 50 percent of their final average salary (FAS). Read MoreRead More
One of our firefighter clients was given a very significant award from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for his multiple WTC-linked cancers. Thankfully, he is in remission and financially secure. He told our law firm that because he feels so blessed, he wanted to help others in the 9/11 community who might not be Read MoreRead More
Today marks the 2 year deadline from when the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will end. We have been humbled to represent the 9/11 community and it will continue to be our honor to represent you in the future. While most people see the upcoming deadline of December 18, 2020 as the end of the road, Read MoreRead More
It has gradually become clear that the population of at-risk survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City includes more than 400,000 residents, office workers, former students, and teachers who were in Lower Manhattan on that day and during the subsequent eight months. These survivors were exposed to the same deadly Read MoreRead More
On this Veterans Day, we’d like to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our wonderful country. It is so important to recognize and thank those who protect our nation and whose sacrifices and service make our way of life possible. We must never take our safety and security for Read MoreRead More
Three siblings, Christian, Keira, and Kaley Young, Fulfill their Late FDNY Father’s Dream by Pitching his Product, the Cup Board Pro, on Shark Tank We are so very proud of FDNY Keith Young’s incredible children, Keira, Christian, and Kaley Young, for pursuing his dream of being on Shark Tank, just three months after he passed Read MoreRead More
This September marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. After so long, you’d think we’d have given the first responders who heroically rushed to the scene the support they need and deserve. Yet many of these heroes continue to suffer serious health problems, in part because they have not received the care necessary Read MoreRead More
As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a horrific disease that affects 1 in 8 women, and 1 in 100,000 men. I have been shocked by the fact that of the 200,000+ men in the 9/11 Community, our law firm alone now represents 30 men with breast cancer (not Read MoreRead More
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"If I could give them six stars I would...don't even bother talking to anyone else concerning 9/11. The whole team worked night and day to deliver an outstanding settlement. They are honest, hard working and extremely professional. Just make the one phone call and let them do the rest." - Les Margulis, resident in the exposure zone
"I had a very good experience with Michael and Mariya. They made the process stress free. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking assistance with 9/11 related illnesses." - JE Kirwan, worked in the exposure zone
"The people at this firm were just great. They were concern with making sure I was taken care of in every way possible. When I was given an award Mr. Barasch didn't think it was a fair amount and appealed the decision which got me a larger award. I am very satisfied with everything they did for me in the past and are willing to do for me and my family in the future." - Bob Wiecezak, FDNY-Retired
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There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.
For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.
Many people have tried to complete the VCF application on their own, only to learn that it requires answers to hundreds of questions and many documents to download. It would be our pleasure to help you complete the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Please call us for a free consultation.
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