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Barasch McGarry, the Only Law Firm Represented at Research to Care: WTC Health Program Community Engagement Event

On Saturday, October 21st, Michael Barasch and his associates, Lee London, Mariya Atansova, Jennifer Jimenez, Richard Alles, and Rebecca Forman, attended the World Trade Center Health Program’s first ever Research to Care Community Engagement event. Barasch McGarry was the only law firm in attendance. The event was a unique opportunity to hear from the WTC Health Program’s leading researchers and program administrators about the work that has been done (and continues to be done) to treat, monitor, and support the thousands of first responders, survivors, and volunteers exposed to the toxic fumes and dust on 9/11 and the 8 months following. Mr. Barasch and his associates were pleased to hear that research grants are still being approved and that innovative treatment methods are being utilized. New illnesses are being considered.

In the afternoon, those in attendance were able to speak with researchers and clinicians in small group discussions focused on various health topics. Mr. Barasch took this opportunity to express his concern that the Health Program did not always include a full-body scan for skin cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers that has affected those who were in the exposure zone. If you have not gotten checked for skin cancer, please do so!

Mr. Barasch also asked the Health Program to do a better job helping downtown office workers and residents. They are often forced wait many months for an appointment and even longer to have their WTC illnesses certified. First responders get their exams and certification must faster. This is unacceptable!

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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.

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