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    We Remember 9/11 Hero Ray Pfeifer on the Seventh Anniversary of His Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, May 28, 2024, marks the seventh anniversary of FDNY Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer’s passing. A 9/11 hero and Barasch & McGarry client, Pfeifer worked tirelessly to persuade 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 September 11, […]

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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 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 to Hold Free Webinar for FEMA 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, rescue teams searched for survivors and the remains of victims amidst the wreckage of the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) deployed thousands of team members to both sites, and helped survivors access critical assistance. Their work contributed […]

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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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    World Trade Center Health Program Expands Nationwide Provider Network

    By Michael Barasch

    In an effort to expand health care access for responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with 9/11-related injuries or illnesses, the free World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program has announced plans to expand its Nationwide Provider Network (NPN). The expanded network – administered by Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick – will increase the number of […]

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