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Free Health Care and Compensation Available for Certified WTC-linked Illnesses

WERE YOU THERE? As the former UFA Local 94 Health & Safety Officer, and the IAFF’s 1st District Vice President, I have served on many Committees protecting our firefighters and first responders. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, firefighters , police officers and other responders came to NYC to help the FDNY during Read More

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Barasch McGarry, the Only Law Firm Represented at Research to Care: WTC Health Program Community Engagement Event

On Saturday, October 21st, Michael Barasch and his associates, Lee London, Mariya Atansova, Jennifer Jimenez, Richard Alles, and Rebecca Forman, attended the World Trade Center Health Program’s first ever Research to Care Community Engagement event. Barasch McGarry was the only law firm in attendance.
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NIOSH Study Finds High Rate of Neuropathy in WTC Survivors

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine recently published a study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finding that WTC survivors are at a greater risk for neuropathy symptoms than are Type 1 diabetics. This study reinforces the recent findings of related experiments by doctors at Long Island’s prestigious Winthrop University Read More

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Zadroga Act Crusader Gets Keys to NYC

On January 9, Mayor Bill de Blasio presented former FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer the keys to the city at City Hall in honor of his tenacious advocacy of Zadroga Act reauthorization. Pfeifer, currently battling stage-four renal cancer, played a pivotal role in persuading Congress to continue health benefits for sick 9/11 responders until the year Read More

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Carmel FDNY Firefighter Dies of 9/11-Related Illness

It is with great sadness that we at Barasch & McGarry acknowledge the passing in January of another brave 9/11 responder who succumbed to 9/11-related illness at all-too-young an age. The Journal News recently reported that Thomas John Kelly, 58, an FDNY firefighter for 17 years in the Bronx and a resident of Carmel, New Read More

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Michael Barasch Pushing for Neuropathy Coverage for 9/11 Responders’ Coverage Under Zadroga Act

Michael Barasch, the attorney for the late James Zadroga, as well as thousands of other WTC survivors, applauded the on-going study being done at Winthrop University Medical Center. An analysis of WTC dust has revealed toxins that researchers have linked to a 15x increase in diagnoses of neuropathy. Those diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy report symptoms Read More

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Winthrop-University Docs Say Neuropathy Caused by 9/11 Dust; Should Be Covered by Zadroga Act

Michael Barasch was asked to speak at the press conference held at Winthrop Hospital Medical Center. Surrounded by several clients who were 9/11 first responders –who now suffer from neuropathy — as well as 9/11 activist John Feal of the Feal Good Foundation, Barasch spoke of the need to add neuropathy to the list of Read More

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  • "Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson handled everything professionally and with patience. They always had time to answer all my questions and did what they promised. Thanks esp to Brian Calamaris Lee London, and Mariya Atanasova. Thank you." - William Collins, FDNY

  • "If I could give them six stars I would...don't even bother talking to anyone else concerning 9/11. The whole team worked night and day to deliver an outstanding settlement. They are honest, hard working and extremely professional. Just make the one phone call and let them do the rest." - Les Margulis, resident in the exposure zone

  • "I had a very good experience with Michael and Mariya. They made the process stress free. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking assistance with 9/11 related illnesses." - JE Kirwan, worked in the exposure zone

  • "The people at this firm were just great. They were concern with making sure I was taken care of in every way possible. When I was given an award Mr. Barasch didn't think it was a fair amount and appealed the decision which got me a larger award. I am very satisfied with everything they did for me in the past and are willing to do for me and my family in the future." - Bob Wiecezak, FDNY-Retired

  • "Excellent law firm. Lee London and his staff were very responsive and always followed up with phone calls or emails. This firm is a strong example of what caring and personable lawyers are all about." - Letitia Egan, wife of client, volunteer in the exposure zone

  • Deadline Extended to Register for Compensation


    There is still time to apply for significant compensation if you have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers that doctors at the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) have linked to the WTC toxic dust. The deadline to apply to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is two years from the date that a cancer has been certified by the WTC Health Program — or any other governmental agency. The two-year period to register doesn’t start on the day of a cancer diagnosis. Rather, it starts only when a cancer survivor is made aware their cancer was linked to exposure to the WTC toxins.

    For those who died from their WTC-linked cancers, the two-year period for their family to register starts on the day of the death of the WTC victim.

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Please help spread the word about the strict two-year deadline to register a claim

Many people have tried to complete the VCF application on their own, only to learn that it requires answers to hundreds of questions and many documents to download. It would be our pleasure to help you complete the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Please call us for a free consultation.

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A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. You undoubtedly have questions about your disease and how you will pay for treatment. Lawyers at Barasch & McGarry ensure you understand the complex requirements and help devise the best strategies for obtaining compensation and appropriate medical care under the Zadroga Act. Contact our law firm online or call 888-351-9421. The initial consultation is free, so it costs you nothing to find out whether a lawyer can help.
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