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    Barasch & McGarry Honors Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for Women’s History

    By Michael Barasch

    As we honor Women’s History Month, Barasch & McGarry proudly celebrates our friend Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for her tireless support of the 9/11 community. Representing parts of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn since 1993, Congresswoman Maloney’s constituents include thousands of 9/11 first responders, as well as survivors who were working, living, or attending school in Lower […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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    Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    We recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of President Obama signing 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 Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing medical care and financial […]

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    Winter COVID-19 Safety Precautions for the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, we will soon be in the middle of winter in the New York City region, home to hundreds of thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors whose immune and respiratory systems are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19 – particularly severe cases of the disease. To protect yourself and […]

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    Tips for Safely Celebrating the Holiday Season

    By Michael Barasch

    Today we are celebrating the Holiday Season in ways we never could have anticipated last year at this time. With travel restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and many states – including New York – limiting the size of indoor gatherings, “home for the holidays” has taken a different meaning for many families. […]

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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.

  • Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

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    Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a directive issued just before the anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, if a first responder has a 9/11-related illness and dies of COVID-19, his or her family will be able to obtain benefits from the federal Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This new VCF directive is welcome news for […]

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