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    Mike Barasch Appears on 60 Minutes to Discuss Predatory Lending Company Targeting 9/11 Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 Victims Forced to Pay Over 150% Interest for Loans Managing Partner Mike Barasch was interviewed on 60 Minutes for a story about a lending company that was charging people in the 9/11 community exorbitant interest rates for loans they needed while they waited for their VCF award payments. We blew the whistle on RD […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes American Heart Month

    By Michael Barasch

    February is American Heart Month. If you were there as a first responder or you worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. In addition, a study published by the Journal of […]

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    Disabled 9/11 Responders at Risk of Losing Jobs

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of emergency medical responders were deployed to Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and in the weeks and months that followed, to help people injured in the attack and participate in search-and-rescue and recovery operations. Yet even as these responders, members of FDNY EMS Local 2507 and DC 37 Local 3621, were saving lives, their own […]

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    Upcoming Deadline for Volunteer 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    An upcoming deadline approaches for volunteer 9/11 first responders and recovery workers who worked in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and in the weeks and months that followed.  Thousands of volunteers supported the search-and-rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero, the Fresh Kills Landfill, barges between Lower Manhattan and the landfill, and the New York City […]

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    The Importance of Financial Planning: By Michael Blake, Financial Advisor at Merrick Financial Group

    By Michael Barasch

    Your VCF award is here, what is your plan? The day has finally come when you are about to receive your VCF award. You have waited a long time for this moment, and it can feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Before spending your well-deserved money, we recommend that you […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Adding New Health Conditions to the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently 68 types of cancer and several respiratory illnesses presumed linked to the WTC toxins. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provide free health care and compensation, respectively, for these 68 cancers and a host of respiratory illnesses. WTCHP also covers acute traumatic injuries, mental […]

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