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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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    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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    Lessons Learned in the Trenches: Everyone in the 9/11 Community Should Have a Will

    By Michael Barasch

    It has been more than 19 years since that terrible September morning. If we thought in 2001 that we understood the human toll of the September 11th attacks, the passage of years has driven home a devastating truth – 9/11 did not end on 9/11. The painful reality is that more people have now died […]

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    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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    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.

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    Barasch & McGarry Helps Keep Essential Workers on the Job

    By Michael Barasch

    COVID-19 has confronted first responders and front-line health care workers with an unprecedented crisis, threatening the health and safety of essential workers who have carried New York and the entire nation on their backs, day after day. Throughout the pandemic, Barasch & McGarry has been honored to work tirelessly to support first responders and medical […]

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