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  • 9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation FundHealth Programs

    Why We Encourage Everyone to Register Now, Even If They Are Healthy!

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly two decades after 9/11, thousands of first responders and hundreds of thousands of survivors (people who were living, working, or attending school near Ground Zero) have still not registered with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. It is alarming that only 5% of the 400,000 9/11 survivor population has registered with the free World Trade Center […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation FundPolice Officers

    Barasch & McGarry Blows Whistle on Corrupt Attorney Who Stole $1 Million From 9/11 Disabled Cop

    By Michael Barasch

    NYPD veteran John Ferreyra figured he could trust his longtime friend Gus Vila, a former police officer who had since become an attorney, and who handled Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims. After the 9/11 attacks, Officer Ferreyra spent 12 hour days for 2 months assisting in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesFirst RespondersCoronavirus

    Coronavirus Continues to Put Unique Burdens on 9/11 Survivors and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    It has been almost a year since the coronavirus first swept through the U.S., and although a vaccine appears to be on the horizon, the fact remains that the health crisis has taken a heavy toll on the 9/11 community. Hundreds of first responders and survivors have died of COVID-19. Hundreds more have contracted more-severe-than-usual […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesFirefightersEMTs

    Understanding 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Awards After the Permanent Extension & During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community’s health crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic because first responders and survivors with compromised immune and respiratory systems are uniquely vulnerable to the disease. This crisis has placed an enormous emotional, physical, and financial burden on individuals and families, including responders, debris removal and construction workers, downtown office workers, residents, […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesEMTsFirefighters

    Remember to Make and Keep Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

    By Michael Barasch

    Regular medical checkups, including a physical examination and mental health assessment, are an important part of maintaining and even improving your overall health. For members of the 9/11 community, both first responders and survivors, these checkups are vitally important for detecting as early as possible – and successfully treating – the 68 different types of […]

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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.

  • 9/11 InjuriesHealth ProgramsWTC Health Program

    A Checklist for Your Next Visit to the Doctor

    By Michael Barasch

    After many months of medical offices in the New York City region and across the United States being closed for all but emergency procedures, doctors and nurses are now seeing patients for regular checkups. It is critical that everyone in the 9/11 community returns to see their doctors for their annual visits. Some examples of […]

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