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    Barasch & McGarry Honors FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer’s 66th Birthday

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, February 6, 2024, would have been the 66th birthday of FDNY Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer, a 9/11 hero and Barasch & McGarry client. Pfeifer’s advocacy in large part persuaded Congress to establish permanent health and compensation benefits for 9/11 community members with cancer or respiratory illness and their families. After the terrorist attacks on […]

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    Bridget Gormley Receives 2023 Septimius Award

    By Michael Barasch

    Congratulations to Barasch & McGarry Outreach Coordinator, Bridget Gormley, on receiving the 2023 Septimius Award for Best Short Documentary for her film, Dust: The Lingering Legacy of 9/11. The documentary is a tribute to her father Billy Gormley of Ladder 174, who died of 9/11-related bladder cancer. We are so proud and fortunate to have […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Mourns as 343rd FDNY Member Passes Away from 9/11 Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    Michael Barasch, Managing Partner of Barasch & McGarry, released the following statement on learning that the 343rd FDNY member had passed away as a result of a 9/11-related illness. “Today, FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh announced that we have lost our 343rd FDNY member to a 9/11 illness. “This tragic news was not unexpected, but it […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Memorial Day

    By Michael Barasch

    Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served our great country, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember those who have served abroad, and of course, we honor those who have served at home, including those who assisted at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Shanksville crash site.   […]

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    300 FDNY Firefighters Lost to 9/11-Related Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    The number of FDNY firefighters who have died as a result of 9/11-related cancer or respiratory illness now exceeds 300, the FDNY Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) announced recently. Retired FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph McKie passed away in late September of colon cancer, which he developed as a result of his exposure to Ground Zero toxins […]

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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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    Study Finds Higher Myeloma Risk for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study published in Blood Cancer Journal found a higher risk of multiple myeloma precursor disease in FDNY firefighters who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins at the World Trade Center site on and after 9/11. The firefighters included in the study had nearly double – 180% – the normal risk of developing myeloma […]

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