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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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    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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    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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    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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  • Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Det. Luis Alvarez

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    Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Luis Alvarez

    By Michael Barasch

    A Nassau County park has been dedicated to Luis Alvarez, the cancer-stricken NYPD detective who in the months before his 2019 death became the face of the movement to secure permanent health and death benefits for thousands of 9/11 first responders. The former Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside, located less than half a mile from […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    9/11 claims for compensation and benefits have specific windows of eligibility for victims and their families. Register now to ensure your claim is filed accurately and within the proper window. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

  • U.S. Restores Funding for FDNY World Trade Center Health Program

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    U.S. Restores Funding for FDNY World Trade Center Health Program

    By Michael Barasch

    The federal government has agreed to pay back millions of dollars it had taken out of the FDNY’s 9/11 treatment program over the past four years. The Centers for Disease Control announced on October 23 that the Treasury Department and several other federal agencies will return $3.3 million to the FDNY World Trade Center Health […]

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