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    We Need to Talk – Mental Health and the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    There are now 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory illnesses that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has linked to exposure to Ground Zero toxins on 9/11 or during any part of the following 8 months.  The heroes who came to Lower Manhattan as first responders on 9/11 or […]

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    COVID-19 Essential Workers Need Our Support

    By Michael Barasch

    With a new outbreak of COVID-19 returning to the New York City region, our first responders, front line health care providers, and other essential workers are once again confronted with a crisis that threatens their lives and families. We must never forget their personal sacrifices to carry us through the pandemic, often at the risk […]

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    I Received My VCF Award – Now What? Stay in Touch with Your Lawyer!

    By Michael Barasch

    From the moment we speak to a new client, foremost on our mind is making sure that they get the compensation they deserve, as quickly as possible. That is why the most gratifying moments we experience as attorneys for the 9/11 community are when we hand a 9/11 responder or survivor their Victim Compensation Fund […]

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    Jon Stewart Presents “Brothers Before Others” Ally Award to Mike Barasch

    By Michael Barasch

    Jon Stewart presented Mike Barasch with the annual Ally Award, given by “Brothers Before Others”, a wonderful charitable organization that helps responders deal with fatalities and mental illness.  Mike was honored for his “tireless efforts supporting the 9/11 Community.” Jon’s kind words of introduction were “You know an event is special when an attorney is […]

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    Our Holiday Pledge: A Note from Mike Barasch

    By Michael Barasch

    As we mark our 20th Holiday Season together since that horrific Tuesday morning and during the worst health crisis in over a century, I want to ensure all of our clients that we will continue to fight to get 9/11 victims the justice they deserve from the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). We will also continue […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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    July 29, 2021 Deadline Confronts 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    With the start of the new year comes a new and critically important deadline for all members of the 9/11 community: July 29, 2021. Ordinarily, claimants with 9/11-related illnesses – which include 68 different types of cancer and dozens of respiratory conditions – must register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund within two years of their […]

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