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    Why We Encourage Everyone to Register Now, Even If They Are Healthy!

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly two decades after 9/11, thousands of first responders and hundreds of thousands of survivors (people who were living, working, or attending school near Ground Zero) have still not registered with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. It is alarming that only 5% of the 400,000 9/11 survivor population has registered with the free World Trade Center […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Blows Whistle on Corrupt Attorney Who Stole $1 Million From 9/11 Disabled Cop

    By Michael Barasch

    NYPD veteran John Ferreyra figured he could trust his longtime friend Gus Vila, a former police officer who had since become an attorney, and who handled Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims. After the 9/11 attacks, Officer Ferreyra spent 12 hour days for 2 months assisting in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He […]

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    Understanding 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Awards After the Permanent Extension & During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

    By Michael Barasch

    The 9/11 community’s health crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic because first responders and survivors with compromised immune and respiratory systems are uniquely vulnerable to the disease. This crisis has placed an enormous emotional, physical, and financial burden on individuals and families, including responders, debris removal and construction workers, downtown office workers, residents, […]

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  • Studies Underway on 9/11 First Responder Brain Abnormalities Resembling Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

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    Studies Underway on 9/11 First Responder Brain Abnormalities Resembling Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Michael Barasch

    A research group at a New York University is about to conduct an in-depth study on the cognitive state of 9/11 first responders, now that two recent trial studies have shown that their brains bear biomarkers similar to those found in Alzheimer’s patients. Professor Sean Clouston of Stony Brook University and his research team received […]

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  • 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund Takes on Enhanced Role Amid COVID-19

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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Takes on Enhanced Role Amid COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    The Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), a critical financial support mechanism for 9/11 heroes, has gained even more importance as the coronavirus ravages survivors and responders. Families who lose a member due to COVID-19 are eligible to be part of the compensation fund as long as a qualifying 9/11-related illness is listed in 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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    Happy Father’s Day: Mike Barasch Speaks About His Own Dad, the Current Health Crisis & the Importance of Taking Care of Each Other

    By Michael Barasch

    Father’s Day is an emotional day for us all – whether you are celebrating a living father, a father who has passed, or any other type of father figure. If you are lucky enough to still have your father, one way to let him know that you care is to remind him to see a […]

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