By Michael Barasch | Published November 11, 2018 | | |
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
October is breast cancer awareness month. But let’s remember that men get breast cancer, too. Male breast cancer is so rare that it only affects every 1 in 100,000 men. But in the 9/11 community, the rate of breast cancer in men is much higher than the national average. As of today, our law firm Read MoreRead More
WERE YOU THERE? As the former UFA Local 94 Health & Safety Officer, and the IAFF’s 1st District Vice President, I have served on many Committees protecting our firefighters and first responders. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, firefighters , police officers and other responders came to NYC to help the FDNY during Read MoreRead More
New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News highlighting the needs of New York City EMTs and other city employees who responded to the attacks on 9/11. His editorial gives much-needed attention to the continuing health issues faced by these employees, who are still without unlimited sick leave. Read MoreRead More
Seventeen years ago today, our country was terrorized in ways we could have never imagined. Thousands of innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001 as the world watched in horror. Today more than ever, we stand together to remember and honor not only the innocent lives lost on that day, but the fallen responders Read MoreRead More
On September 5, Jon Stewart was joined on the TODAY Show by Barasch & McGarry’s Director of Outreach, Ret. FDNY Deputy Chief Richard Alles and well-known 9/11 advocate John Feal. They discussed the importance of registering with the World Trade Center Health Program and warned about the soon-to-expire Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). They also appeared Read MoreRead More
Few have shown greater bravery than the first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. A new plan to add an additional memorial to the broader 9/11 Memorial will give these brave men and women the recognition they deserve. The new memorial will consist of ceremonial mounds along a walking path, Read MoreRead More
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"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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