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  • More People Have Died From 9/11 Illnesses Than Died on 9/11

    9/11 Injuries

    More People Have Died From 9/11 Illnesses Than Died on 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines flight 93, the deadliest ever carried out on U.S. soil, took the lives of 2,977 people. Now, nearly 20 years later, the number of people who have died of 9/11-related illnesses exceeds the number killed on that tragic day. An article […]

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  • Pandemic Adds More Worries to the Lives of 911 Survivors

    9/11 InjuriesCOVID-19

    Pandemic Adds More Worries to the Lives of 9/11 Survivors

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors, already suffering from long-term respiratory problems and other complications due to exposure to Ground Zero toxins, now find themselves at additional risk due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People with lung diseases like COPD, asthma, or lung cancer or with weakened immune systems are at the greatest risk […]

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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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  • COVID-19

    The Nurses Are Our Heroes

    By Michael Barasch

    As you may know, this month is National Nurses month. This year in particular it has taken on a whole new meaning. These underappreciated nurses who have been at the front lines of this pandemic are our heroes. We will never be able to repay them for risking their lives every day to protect us. […]

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  • EMTsCOVID-19

    Announcing the Health Care Worker Lunch Donation Program from Barasch & McGarry

    By Michael Barasch

    Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 crisis, many of our health care heroes on the front lines of this pandemic have resorted to eating their lunches and dinners from vending machines. It breaks our hearts to think about our heroes not having a proper meal while they risk their lives every day to protect us […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

  • 9/11 Injuries

    Prostate Cancer Linked to WTC Dust: Deadline to Register for Compensation is October 21

    By Michael Barasch

    There is an upcoming deadline for 9/11 responders who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  If you worked at Ground Zero in the wake of the terrorist attacks, there is a legal presumption that exposure to the WTC toxic dust caused your prostate cancer.  The deadline to register for compensation for 9/11 cancers is generally […]

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