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  • COVID-19

    News 12 Covers Barasch & McGarry Mask and Lunch Donation Program

    By Michael Barasch

    Our firm is proud to support first responders and medical providers, many of them forced to sleep in their cars, after working extended shifts, in order to protect their own families.  We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.  To date,  our firm has donated more than 2,000 meals to health care workers at 75+ […]

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  • 9/11 InjuriesCOVID-19

    COVID Resurgence Has 9/11 Responders Concerned

    By escapehatch

    As coronavirus cases skyrocket once again, 9/11 responders and Barasch & McGarry clients like Jason Srebrenick feel apprehension that their underlying health issues make them more susceptible to the virus. As a carpenter who helped clean out and repair multiple businesses near Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks, Jason was exposed to the […]

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  • FirefightersEMTsPolice Officers

    Remembering our Vets and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    On this Veterans Day, we’d like to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our wonderful country. It is so important to recognize and thank those who protect our nation and whose sacrifices and service make our way of life possible. We must never take our safety and security for […]

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  • WTCHP Counts Nearly 10K People With 9/11-Related Cancers

    9/11 InjuriesVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    WTCHP Counts Nearly 10K People With 9/11-Related Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    The 17th anniversary of September 11, 2001 is approaching. It is truly heartbreaking that The World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with 9/11-related cancers. And the number of cancer cases is rapidly rising. Cancer doesn’t have a deadline, so why should the 9/11 Victim Compensation […]

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  • The toxic dust didn’t discriminate, neither should the City and State of New York.

    Victim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    All 9/11 Heroes Deserve Equal Treatment

    By Michael Barasch

    As many of you likely know, I frequently reach out to the media to shine a light on issues regarding the World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Today, the Daily News published my letter spreading awareness about how unfairly disabled non-firefighters and police officers are treated. I made the point that […]

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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.

  • 9/11 Injuries

    Time Can’t Heal Everything: 9/11 First Responders Still Developing Cancers at an Alarming Rate

    By Rebecca Forman

    Almost sixteen years have passed since the cleanup work at Ground Zero officially ended, yet the devastating impact on those exposed to the toxins endures. Researchers have been studying the physical effects of running directly into, and not away from, one of the largest urban rescue and recovery efforts in history. First responders operated in […]

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