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Can You Continue Seeing Your Personal Doctor if You Join the WTC Health Program?

The past year has thrust medical care to the forefront of American life in ways never seen before. For 9/11 responders and survivors, however, health care has been a top priority for the past two decades. Many in the 9/11 community have recently joined the World Trade Center Health Program for the first time and Read More

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Forensic Dentist Who Identified 9/11 Victims Dies of COVID-19

As Americans learned of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, thousands of emergency responders and health care professionals rushed to the scene to help. These brave heroes, who came from every corner of the nation, included Dr. J. Randall Pearce, a forensic dentist working with the Forensic Anthropology Center Read More

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Honoring the Fifteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

This January marks the fifteenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a 9/11 hero and a Barasch & McGarry client. Zadroga tragically died of respiratory and digestive disease. But his death and autopsy were the evidence Congress needed to  demonstrate the deadly health consequences of exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Zadroga’s death Read More

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9/11 Pentagon Hero Passes After Cancer Battle

59 passengers and crew members perished, along with another 125 people working at the Department of Defense headquarters, on American Airlines Flight 77 at the Pentagon. Today, the thousands of first responders and search-and-rescue workers who aided in the rescue and recovery operation are themselves at risk, as a result of their exposure to airborne Read More

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COVID Resurgence Has 9/11 Responders Concerned

As coronavirus cases skyrocket once again, 9/11 responders and Barasch & McGarry clients like Jason Srebrenick feel apprehension that their underlying health issues make them more susceptible to the virus. As a carpenter who helped clean out and repair multiple businesses near Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks, Jason was exposed to the Read More

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Barasch & McGarry Answers Questions for the 9/11 Community

Michael Barasch, Managing Partner at Barasch & McGarry, and Lee London, Partner, answer common questions about the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The questions and answers address topic such as the typical length of the VCF process and sample awards. 1. How long will the Victim Compensation Fund Read More

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Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

We recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of President Obama signing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing medical care and Read More

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When Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Available to Me?

The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. in December, less than a year after news of the viral outbreak first leaked out of China. Now, with multiple vaccines earning FDA approval, many Americans are wondering when the vaccine will be available to them. This is a fluid and complicated situation, but Read More

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How to Get a Free Flu Vaccination Through the WTC Health Program

How to Get a Free Flu Vaccination Through the WTC Health Program As the coronavirus surges through the country once again, members of the 9/11 community must do their best to limit their potential exposure. One good way to do that is by making sure you receive a flu shot. This is particularly important for Read More

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Thank You to the 116th Congress!

The toxic dust at Ground Zero affected everyone in Lower Manhattan. It affected Republicans, Democrats, and Independents equally, leaving nearly half a million people at risk of 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory diseases. Thankfully, elected officials from both sides of the aisle have been steadfast in their support for 9/11 first Read More

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