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    Divorce & Wills

    By Michael Barasch

    As many of our clients and readers know, Barasch & McGarry continues to prepare free simple wills and health care proxies for all of our NYS clients and all active and retired FDNY members and their spouses. For those of you who have put off making a will, now is the time to stop procrastinating […]

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    Pay It Forward

    By Michael Barasch

    How can you thank those who filled out witness affidavits for you in support of your claim for 9/11 benefits? The answer is simple. Pay it forward by filling out a witness affidavit for them, even if they are healthy. Many of you are familiar with the proof required by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund […]

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    September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Issues May 2022 Report

    By Michael Barasch

    Every month, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) publishes a report providing useful statistics about the program. According to the May 2022 report, 750 claims were submitted that month, adding to the total of 74,921 claims submitted since the VCF was established. The number of claims submitted in April 2022 was similar to previous months […]

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    Where Were You Exposed?

    By Michael Barasch

    There were 500,000 people exposed to the WTC toxins on 9/11 and during the 8 following months. Yet many people still do not realize that their place of work, school, or where they lived was loaded with 9/11 toxins. How do you know if you or a loved one were exposed? The vast majority of […]

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    Prioritizing The Needs Of Those Who Are Sickest

    By Michael Barasch

    Our Expedite Team Responds to an Alarming Rise in Terminal Illness in the 9/11 Community Our law firm has seen an alarming increase in clients who have been told that their illness is so severe, that they have less than a year to live. We are hearing from so many people who are initially being […]

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    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.

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    Skin Cancer in the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    The PH level of the WTC dust was the same as Drano. It contained more than 2,500 contaminants, including lead, mercury, glass, asbestos, dioxins, and silica. We breathed it, we ate it, and it covered our skin. As the number of exposed people diagnosed with cancer continues to rise, we note that non-melanoma skin cancer […]

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