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An Important New Year Message from Barasch & McGarry

This is our 18th holiday season since that horrific Tuesday morning changed all of our lives. It is never an easy time. Tragically, more than 2,300 people have died due to their World Trade Center exposure. Those battling serious illnesses, and the families that must go on without their loved one are always foremost on our minds.

As a firm, we mourn the loss of co-workers, the parents of several of our staff, our friends, and hundreds of our clients. We renew our commitment to support the loved ones they left behind, and to live each day with them in our hearts.

We are proud to have helped over 15,000 responders and survivors in the 9/11 community. We do so with dedication and compassion, and with an overriding sense of mission to ensure that every person in our community gets the health care and compensation they need and deserve.

There is reason to be hopeful. This year, we achieved a monumental victory. The government recognized our nation’s obligation to stand by us, by fully funding the Victim Compensation Fund. It will serve the 9/11 community for the next 70 years, as will the WTC Health Program.

The strength and unity of the 9/11 community is ever present. Throughout these 18 years, you have helped us to shine a light on this health crisis in big and small ways, by sharing information, by reaching out to family and friends, by showing up to events, and by supporting one another through it all.

Barasch & McGarry will continue to lead by example. The WTC Health Program and the VCF will be there for you for the next 70 years, and our firm will fight for you every step of the way. It is our honor to represent you.

We wish you a peaceful New Year, and we remind you that we are always here for you.

With sincere respect and warm regards,

Mike Barasch and the Attorneys & Staff at Barasch & McGarry

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    Thank you! Have a Blessed New Year to you and you staff

    Thank you so much even tho the health conditions exist, its nice that I will hopefully be set for life..

    The work you are doing Michael for us is so vital for our mind body and spirit. The support and helping us in our time of need is a blessing beyond measure.
    Happy New Year to you and all at Barasch & McGarry Law Firm. God bless you all.

    I truly appreciate your efforts to help me and my family with all I still suffer with , and the unknown, Mike Mendez has been wonderful in helping me along with my questions and my uncertainty, I pray we all Reap the benefits of medical care, as well as monetary provisions made to those and their families that have suffered ,And will continue to suffer and hopefully cure from the existing ailments.thanks again for your concern and empathy

    I want to thank you and your staff for the help you have given me so far. Look forward to continue working with your firm, hopefully to a final resolution
    Happy New year

    Thank you for all you and your firm does. We the first responder owe you a dept for the tireless effort to secure the VCF and Health Care for all survivors and their families. God Bless you all.

    My name is carlos a morales and I was a responder during 911. I want to thank you for being there for me during this time. I wish you and everyone who’s helped all responders a healthy and wonderful new year. Thank you again.

    I thank you for the work you and your staff are doing in behalf of the first responders, residents and workers. May God Bless you and you and your staff have a very Happy New Year.

    Many thanks to you and your team for all you do for us. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.

    As always, my hart, & Respect go’s out
    2 you , & your firm for always having our
    backs. !!! As a F.D.N.Y. Firefighter I’m honored to have You, & Your firm representing me, & my FAMILY in the times we face ahead. PLEASE wish all with the firm, a HEALTHY, HAPPY-NEW
    Retired Firefighter, Frank Esposito.

    Thanks for all what you doing when folks came out running we went to respond and you guys are still running in responding thank you for all you do God bless you All

    Thank you for helping all these people who need it
    Happy New Year

    Thank you for caring. We should not have to twist the arm of our own government to do the right thing after they lied to us. I think the NYSE should also be held responsible

    Happy Holidays &a happy New year 2020 I am completely amazed with the gigantic work you have done you raised the barre higher an example for years to come

    Thank you MiKe, and all of your partners and support staff. The WTCHP/LHI just a couple of days ago stepped up and approved a PET Scan that my doctor ordered and my primary insurance denied!! I’m certain that if it weren’t for all the work you’ve done for us this wouldn’t have happened.
    Happy New Year to ALL of Us!!

    Thank you for your holiday best wishes. The same to your firm.

    Happy New Year to all the employees of Barasch McGarry‼️
    Thank you for all you do.

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication in ensuring that our health and welfare is protected for the 70 years. Even though we suffer every day with the after effects of our exposures, it is reassuring that our rights and health care is protected as we continue this fight for survival. Have a blessed New Year.

    Thank you and your staff for all your efforts on our behalf.

    Thank You for everything you’re doing for everyone who was involved in the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

    Thank you and your firm for your steadfast commitment to us first responders and the families you’ve helped. I have just turned 60 and have already lost 3 associates who were coworkers and first responders. I also have friends who’ve suffered terrible cancers resulting in life-style changes forever. I appreciate what your firm is doing for us. We never realized how toxic the atmosphere was at ground zero but in spite of it I’m sure other first responders feel the same as I do. If it means saving lives we’d do it again. Thank you for appreciating us and our sacrifice. Have a blessed 2020.

    Thank you for all your firm does for the VCF
    Wishing you a happy new year and God Bless You.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!!
    Thank you for all your hard work!

    Thank you and may God bless you all, always and forever.

    Mike, Have a happy new year to you and your family . Hope it’s a good one for you and your staff, you guys and gals deserve it

    The people at your firm that have helped my mother have been a blessing. And I thank you and them for all your efforts. Unfortunately she is fighting her own cancer battle now. Your firm has been a godsend to her thank you so much

    We thank you for always being there for us and May you keep up the good work and may God bless his soul

    Thankyou for All that You Do ! A Very Healthy & Happy New Year to You , Your Family, Friends & Staff !

    I want to thank you and your team for what you do, and have done, not just for me and my family but all of us affected by that terrible day

    Wishing everyone, especially my fellow retired and active police officers, happy holidays and a very peaceful new years, and naturally thanks to everyone at Barasch & McGarry for standing by us and working with us.

    Thanks for representing us. If not for you and your staff, we would have been forgotten.

    I so appreciate your services that helped me get some compensation. I still have health issues and waiting for Mount Sinai to complete my certificates. I am so glad I chose your firm to help me.
    Thank you,
    Christopher Holmes

    Thank you for helping me out, I had no idea that I was certified and almost shredded it. I wish you and your firms families a Merry and Happy New Year. I will call and let you know of a few interesting things going on with me and the WTC Medical Monitory Program..

    Thanks to all of you. Your staff were great whenever I called. Thanks so much to the team that handled my case. Let’s keep living.

    Thank you for all you have done for us . My husband and I appreciate your hard work fighting for the firefighters . No one knows the burden cancer puts on a family. So many families had to walk in our shoes. We are lucky to survive, unfortunately so many didn’t. My husband battled cancer and so did I. I always think of my good friend Patti Graz. I know everyday she is heart broken after John passed. So many people lives were effected . Your hard work is remarkable. Thank you

    Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to serving all our Ufa brothers and sisters!!

    Thank you Mike and Jessica for your hard work in representing me I wish you and your families the best in this new year.

    Wishing y’all a Happy and Safe New Year! God Bless and your continued support is greatly appreciated….

    Thank you Mike and your firm for the support and dedication you have given and continue to give us First Responders! Wishing you and your families a Happy and healthy New Year.

    Thank you sir and on behalf of my family and I , we would like to thank you for not only what you have for me but the entire 9-11 community may god bless you ❤️

    Thanking you and your entire staff for their tireless
    Efforts in helping all first responders. May all of you

    God bless the great work you do I am forever indebted to you guys

    I Thank God for You, Your People inside and outside of the Law Firm of Barasch & McGarry, Volunteers and Advocates Like John Feel & Others, who Like Him, In my opinion, are Modern Day Super-Heroes, and “Get It Done” . I am Eternally Grateful for all That You All do for The 911 Community. May Our God In Heaven, continue to Bless You All, and grant all of You Great Folks inextinguishable and inexhaustible Good Health, in order to “Fight The Good Fight”, for those of Us who’s Health is Uncertain at Best. Noemi and I wish all of you a Happy New Year.


    Mike, thanks for being part of the fight, appreciate you,and your staff.HappNewYear,and continued good health

    Thank you for representing me and others with both the WTC Health Program and WTC Victims Compensation Fund.

    Thanks for all you and your staff do for us.I appreciate it very much.

    I am grateful that you are on our side.
    Thank you very much, and happy new year!

    Thank You for all that you and your staff have done to help win the fight with congress and I wish you and the staff a Hsppy New Years as well

    It is good to know someone is fighting to help the first responders.I have lost several co workers and a large percent of us are suffering from various cancers. Keep up the good work I feel more hope knowing you are there for us.

    Michael I served 18 years ago at ground zero. I was retired from my 28 years as a firefighter for 4 years when I helped out at ground zero. Last Jan I got the news that I had cancer in my colon, apendix and my urinary bladder all 911 related. After 9.5 hour surgery on Jan 18 and 6 months of chemo. My life has changed in more ways than I could explain. But your law firm has given me hope. I thank you for the good fight you fought. My future is in Gods hands. I did want to thank you and for your efforts to be recognized and appreciated. May you be blessed for all your continued efforts. Gerald Feola

    My god bless you and your family Michael thank you and your entire firm for all you do for us and the 912 community

    Thank you so much for all the help and support that your firm has given yo all of us victims over th eff last 18 years and we look forward to all future assistance that we might need. Thanks Mike. God bless you and a happy new year.

    Thank you for your unstinting dedication and perseverance in fighting for justice for us victims. May. God shower you with His divine wisdom as you pursue this monumental goal to serve us victims.

    Mike you have gone beyond the call of duty. Thank You very much Mike Barach for all. You do. I wish you,your staff there families and your family a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NE. THANK YOU AGAIN.W YEAR

    Thank you for your continued support of the 9/11 community. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    Appreciate all the hard and dedicated work from all of you. Thank you for taking care of us so we may take care of our loved ones. The tragedy never ends and we will never forget those we lost, those we continue to lose , those who are sick and those who continue to help and fight for us all.

    Thank you so very much for relentless hard work, I and my family and friends greatly appreciate what you and your firm has done. Wishing you your family much Blessings in the new year

    Thank You Hope You and your family have a safe and healthy New Year



    My sincerest wishes to the law fir of Michael Barasch partners and employees for your unselfish and enduring committment to the victims and families of 911. May you all have a happy and a healthy news years

    Good Morning to you all at the Barasch & McGrary Firm. I just want to say thanks for your unwavering dedication to me and the 9-11 community. I believe without you hard working attorneys and staff most of us would be like the tomb of the unknown soldier. Sometimes we may feel forgotten but all of you never let us feel alone for very long. You’re a part of my family as well as the 9-11 community. I don’t only want to thank all of you once again but I also want to WISH EVERYONE AT THE BARASCH & McGRARY FIRM A HEALTHY, SAFE, JOYOUS AND PRODUCTIVE NEW YEAR. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THE 9-11 COMMUNITY THAT HAVE PASSED AND THE ONE’S STILL LIVING !!!

    Thank our for all you have done for us and have a
    Health and Happy New Year

    I thank you and the firm so much for the commitment to us Vitcim of the 9/11 families . May God continue to look over us and help first responders and survivors as we go through our illness and loss. Happy New Year to the firm be bless

    Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. May God bless you and your team for taking care of 911 community. The members and their loved ones have been through painful illnesses, loss and mental pressure. However, we know that you and your team provide peace of mind for all of us where needed the most.

    To Mike and staff: My family and I thank you so very much for all you continue to do on behalf of the 9-11 families. We wish you all a prosperous, healthy and happy new year. God bless you all.

    Thanks for the encouragement and for being there. Happy 2020 to all.

    Happy holidays, Very appreciative of your Firm’s efforts. Very grateful to John Feal for recommending.

    Thank for everything you do to help anyone affected by the tragic of 9/11. I wish You and your staffs a happy new year.

    Thank you for everything you do. May everyone at your firm have a Happy Healthy New Year. God Bless.

    Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication happy healthy new year

    The WTC tragedy is with me every day. I am one of the lucky ones having survived and that both my daughters did also. I will always remember those who died,& their loved ones. Thank you for all you and your firm have done for us.

    Lawyers get a bad rap. You guys and gals are alright. Thank you

    Thank you for all YOU do for all of us! Your stag are compassionate, attentive and thorough. They follow up with paper work which is sometimes hard to obtain from other sources. They listen, show empathy and are patient.
    I pray God blesses you with the strength to continue with us and that your families are blessed with health, peace and joy. Oh and thank you for your texts and updates.

    Happy New Year and thank you for keeping us so informed.

    Thank you for all that you do for us ! May God bless you your firm and their families

    Your heartfelt sincere support is much appreciated Mike. It means a lot for us. Thanks
    Best wishes to you, your family and staff for a healthy happy and a blessed new year too

    Thank you and all the staff. Happy and healthy New Year to all

    As first responders people often come up to us and thank us for our service, but the thanking goes way beyond just us. On behalf of all first responders, I would like to express my gratitude to you and your firm for truly going above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for YOUR service to us. Your hard work in fighting for us all, is truly appreciated!

    Thank you for all your help. May you continue to advise and help those in need. Happy New Year to you and your staff

    Thank You for never forgetting me
    I am going to NYU Feb 6th and will continue yearly in the program
    please keep me involved in the ongoing law suit
    under Zadroda Act

    Happy new year and thanks to you and your staff for the wonderful work that you do.

    Thank you guys for your dedication to the 9/11 community. I’m ever so grateful to have your firm representing me. Happy holidays to the entire staff

    Thank you and your firm for helping the 9-11 community when we needed it the most . God bless you and have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

    Thank you for all you & your staff do & God Bless you and your Families now and Forever Amen!

    Thank you for all you are doing for us.
    God bless you, your family and all the employees.

    To everyone
    Merry Christmas and a Great Happy Healthy New Year. Mike. We all thank you for everything you do. Your work has helped so many. Personally have sent you so many widows, that had nothing. We at DSNY had workers that just started days before. There wives would have gotten nothing if it was not for the help you gave me in helping them.
    We are all forever Gratefull. Happy to call you a Friend
    Thanks Mike

    You Guys have done a great job I’d like to give a special thanks to your staff member Mr Jacob Pena for his tiredness work happy holidays

    Thanks Michael for everything you guys do well appreciated

    Thanks for truly great service expecting same for 2020 onwards.

    Thank you so much for all of the great work you are doing Mike. Happy New Year

    We says Thank you to you and yours firm for all the he’ll and guidance you have gave to my family and I .
    Peace be upon you !

    Michael and your always hardworking staff are Always on the case”. You are as we say in the FDNY

    Mike, I cant begin to tell you how important you are for us. We are so blessed to have someone like you on our side. I just want to say thank you for all you have done for me and my family, that includes my FDNY family also. Still living with pain but with you by my side I know 2020 will be great. Happy holidays to you your family and your great staff. Thank you

    Thank you for your continuous service, I appreciate all that you have and do.

    Thank you Mr. Barash for your very dedicated work on our behalf. You and all the attorneys and staff can never be thanked enough. May your New Year be filled with love, health and happiness.

    You guys are the best. Happy new year, thank you for helping so many of us.

    Thank you Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year

    Thank You for all the work you and your staff have done for me and all the others. Your hard work will never be forgotten.

    Mike & Staff keep up the good work.
    Merry Christmas & a Very Happy, Healthy, And prosperous 2020.

    Best wishes for a Healthy Happy New Year.
    Your amazing work done for the last 18 years on behalf of All of our Brothers & their families ! You
    remain in our thoughts and prayers Daily. May God Bless your Staff & all who have participated in the challenge to provide everlasting medical & spiritual
    support to All in need. God Speed , my Friend !!

    Thank you for fighting for us !God bless you and your staff. Have a blessed New Year to everyone!

    Thank you for fighting for us !God bless you and your staff. Have a blessed New Year to everyone!

    Thank You so much for your kind thought I wish health peace and happiness to all who work at your firm and their families stay Blessed

    Thanks for all the hard work you and your firm have done since 911. Have a blessed happy new year.

    Hi Michael praying God continue to use you in this way of helping others. You’re truly an inspand your firm is the best. Peace and blessings coming your way. God bless

    Your efforts on our behalf is most appreciated.May all of the employees of your firm have a Blessed and
    Prosperous New Year.
    Make your troubles be less
    May your Blessings be more
    And May nothing but Happiness
    Come thru your door.

    Searching for anyone who remembers seeing me volunteering & assisting the returning firefighters whose eyes needed irrigation at Engine 7 Ladder 1 Firehouse (Duane St., NYC) on 9-11. Later, late afternoon we (with Capt. Dennis Tardio) walked to Stuyvesant High School and set up an Emergency Command Post. I was in charge of medical supplies. You can see me in the 9-11 Documentary Video at 1:26:08-26 – fast forward to that point to see me in a black riders vest. I was diagnosed with cancer and need assistance. Please, if you can, contact the firefighters that I served that day and request they contact me or this law firm. 516 410.3748 Thank you.
    Happy New Year …

    Thanks for all your efforts and all the work you have done.

    Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. Happy New Years to you and your staff and your families.

    Your hard work and care for those you represent, is much appreciated

    Thank you to you and your staff for your involvement in this great crusade. Wishing you and family a healthy , happy and prosperous New Year .

    Happy New Year. Thank you for all the tireless work of you and your staff.

    Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of all 9/11 responders. Especially for your successful part in getting Congress to fully fund the Victims Compensation Fund ( no small task in this divided Congress).

    THANK YOU ! For all you’ve done and continue to do for the 9/11 community. All the best to your firm in 2020 and years to come . God Bless the FDNY NYPD PAPD and all first responders . Never Forget!!

    Thank you for everything that you do to help people in need. Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your wonderful staff.

    Thank you Mike! May you and your family and staff have a blessed 2020.

    Thank you again Mike for all the work you and your staff have done and continue to do for affected by loss of family, friends and illnesses. There are many untold hardships that we cope with. Your support is a huge relief knowing we have the best representation. Thank you and happy new year!

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  • "Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson handled everything professionally and with patience. They always had time to answer all my questions and did what they promised. Thanks esp to Brian Calamaris Lee London, and Mariya Atanasova. Thank you." - William Collins, FDNY

  • "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

  • "Excellent law firm. Lee London and his staff were very responsive and always followed up with phone calls or emails. This firm is a strong example of what caring and personable lawyers are all about." - Letitia Egan, wife of client, volunteer in the exposure zone

  • Deadline Extended to Register for Compensation

    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.

    Register For Compensation

Please help spread the word about the strict two-year deadline to register a claim

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.

Let a knowledgeable attorney help you figure it out

A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. You undoubtedly have questions about your disease and how you will pay for treatment. Lawyers at Barasch & McGarry ensure you understand the complex requirements and help devise the best strategies for obtaining compensation and appropriate medical care under the Zadroga Act. Contact our law firm online or call 888-351-9421. The initial consultation is free, so it costs you nothing to find out whether a lawyer can help.
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