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    Barasch & McGarry Honors the Fourth Anniversary of 9/11 Hero Detective Luis Alvarez’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, we honor the extraordinary legacy of NYPD Detective Luis G. Alvarez, a 9/11 hero whose testimony persuaded Congress to establish permanent compensation benefits for 9/11 victims and their families, on the fourth anniversary of his passing. Detective Alvarez, who appeared before Congress with comedian and 9/11 advocate Jon Stewart, died only 18 days later, of colorectal cancer he […]

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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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    Mike Barasch Receives National NYPD 10-13 Man of the Year Award

    By Michael Barasch

    Managing Partner Mike Barasch, Partner Lee London, and Ret. FDNY Deputy Chief Richie Alles were honored to be invited to the annual Retired NYPD Florida luncheon. Mike was awarded the National 10-13 Man of the Year Award for the work our firm has done on behalf of first responders and the 9/11 community. It is […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors NYPD Detective James Zadroga’s 52nd Birthday

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, February 8, 2023, would have been NYPD Detective James Zadroga’s 52nd birthday. A native of Arlington, New Jersey, and a Barasch & McGarry client, Detective Zadroga was a 9/11 first responder whose premature death demonstrated that the air near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan was toxic. His illness provided crucial evidence demonstrating that exposure […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors the Twelfth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    January marks the twelfth anniversary of the “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010,” named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing free medical care and compensation to individuals […]

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    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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    NYPD 9/11 Hero Passes After Battle with Ovarian Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    After her eight-year battle with ovarian cancer, the 9/11 community lost a hero dedicated to protecting the people of New York City, with the passing of NYPD Lieutenant Maureen Gill-Donohue. Lieutenant Gill-Donohue, of West Brighton, Staten Island, was 57 years old. After 9/11, Gill-Donohue worked for several months in Lower Manhattan, providing security for the […]

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