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    Final Day for Major 9/11 Registration Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, July 29, 2021, marks the final day for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) if you were certified with a 9/11 illness or lost a loved one more than 2 years ago.  When you register with the VCF, you preserve your right to register […]

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    Early Treatment Could Help 9/11 Victims with Respiratory Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study found that treating Ground Zero-related respiratory illnesses at an early stage could help 9/11 community members maintain lung function. Published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the article examined the medical records of more than 1,000 firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site on or after 9/11. Firefighters with […]

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    Only One Week Until Major 9/11 Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    Only one week remains until a critically-important July 29, 2021 deadline for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. By registering with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), you preserve your right to register a claim in the future.  The upcoming July 29 deadline applies to two categories of people: You were certified by […]

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    9/11 Student Activist’s Book Documents Fight for Health Care and Compensation

    By Michael Barasch

    Lila Nordstrom was a senior at Stuyvesant High School on September 11, 2001, only a few hundred feet away from the World Trade Center. After the attack, she and her classmates evacuated, returning to school just a month later in early October. Lila, other students, and teachers soon began to experience sinus and respiratory problems, […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Sarcoma Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Nearly half a million first responders and people were working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11. The 9/11 community has a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 68 different types of cancer that are presumed linked to the WTC toxins, including sarcoma. Barasch & […]

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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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    Only One Month Remaining Until Key Deadline for 9/11 Victims

    By Michael Barasch

    Only one month remains until a critically-important July 29, 2021 deadline for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families. Ordinarily, first responders and survivors with 9/11-related health conditions – which include 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses – must register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) within two years of […]

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