EMTs • 9/11 Injuries • WTC Health Program
WE CONTINUE OUR WORK FOR THE 9/11 COMMUNITY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS HEALTH CRISIS
Like you, we’re closely monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus. It is our mission to serve the 9/11 community, and we will continue our work throughout this health crisis. Our office is open, and our dedicated attorneys and staff are hard at work. In an abundance of caution, some of our staff will begin working from home, and we have made sure that they have everything they need to do so effectively.
If you call the office, you may be asked to leave a message with an operator. Rest assured that we will get back to you quickly.
We encourage you to make liberal use of email, as this is the most efficient way to reach us during this health crisis. Please email your Claim Administrator. If you don’t have his or her email, feel free to send an email to BaraschMcGarry@baraschmcgarry.com.
The VCF has cancelled all hearings, but for now, it remains open. If this changes, we will let you know.
While the WTC toxins have indeed been linked to 68 cancers, they have also been linked to serious respiratory illnesses such as asthma, reactive airway disease, chronic bronchitis and sinusitis. Of course, no one is immune from the Coronavirus, but the 9/11 community in general, which includes over 400,000 responders, volunteers, office workers, downtown residents, and teachers/students, and those who have been diagnosed with cancer or respiratory illnesses in particular, are more vulnerable since their lungs and immune systems are compromised.
Our thoughts are with the all first responders who are on the front lines and who deal with the public regularly. Many of them have pulmonary conditions and other chronic diseases. They, and the elderly, are at the greatest risk for the severe consequences of this virus.
Our thoughts are with all of you and your well being during this scary time. Please follow the CDC’s advice to avoid large gatherings and diligently wash your their hands.
We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. The 9/11 community is always our foremost concern. Please stay safe, and know that we are here for you.
24 replies on “WE CONTINUE OUR WORK FOR THE 9/11 COMMUNITY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS HEALTH CRISIS”
Thank you very much
Thanks for your concern
Thank you for the heads up
Thank you. I will keep you informed with my progress in getting my certification letter from the health program
Roger that ! Understand the situation ! !
thank you for your continuous help I appreciate everything you guys of done for us and please stay healthy. Eugene Frangione
Thank you for the information.
Thank you for the update…. Please be safe and I’m glad to hear ur staff is taking the necessary precautions….I will touch base with my case Manager as we’re in the final steps …
Thanks again for all ur support and work…
Thankyou for keeping us updated during this difficult time
Thank you for the information. specially in this crisis time.
Thank you for keeping me updated on all situations.
Thanks Michael for the update
Thanks You !
Please everyone stay safe in NY
FYI, on Monday, March 16,2020 I participated in a medical evaluation through the WTC Health Program at the LHI William Street Clinic in Lower Manhattan.
This update is much appreciated. Thank you all for your dedication to the 911 Community. Stay safe and well!
I thank you for your many years of service. You are correct that coronavirus has us in another war, esp : wtc responders. Unfortunately, WTCHP has left us without our doctors & nowhere to go for help.
Laura, please feel free to reach out to us at 212-385-8000 if you need anything, and take care of yourself during this time of uncertainty.
Thank you for everything that the awesome staff does each and every day at Barasch & McGarry!! Stay safe and healthy!
Just wanted to say thank you and ur staff for all the hard work and diligence you have done for all of us
Thank you for your continued care and concern for the 9/11 community.