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    What is the World Trade Center Health Program?

    By Michael Barasch

    Created by the Zadroga Act in 2011, the World Trade Center Health Program provides comprehensive medical monitoring and treatment to 9/11 responders and survivors for covered 9/11-related injuries and illnesses. The list of covered conditions includes many types of cancer, respiratory illness, acute traumatic injuries, digestive disorders, mental health conditions, and (only for World Trade […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund

    Upcoming Enhancements at the Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to Launch myVCF Claims Filing System Barasch & McGarry represents nearly 40,000 people in the 9/11 community who have been diagnosed with cancers or respiratory illnesses as a result of their exposure to 9/11 toxins. Our advocacy has been instrumental in securing health care and compensation for 9/11 community members and […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    The more than half a million first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer. In the days after 9/11, government officials claimed the air in Lower Manhattan was safe to breathe. But 9/11 didn’t end […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer’s 66th Birthday

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, February 6, 2024, would have been the 66th birthday of FDNY Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer, a 9/11 hero and Barasch & McGarry client. Pfeifer’s advocacy in large part persuaded Congress to establish permanent health and compensation benefits for 9/11 community members with cancer or respiratory illness and their families. After the terrorist attacks on […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. If you were there as a responder or you worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including thyroid cancer. Within days of 9/11, the […]

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  • Were You There?

    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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    Honoring the Eighteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    January 5, 2024 marks the eighteenth anniversary of the passing of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. Detective Zadroga’s illness demonstrated the crisis of toxic exposure at Ground Zero and was a crucial part of the campaign to secure health care and compensation for half a million 9/11 responders and survivors. A […]

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