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  • WTC Health Program

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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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  • Zadroga Act

    NIOSH Study Finds High Rate of Neuropathy in WTC Survivors

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Zadroga Act Crusader Gets Keys to NYC

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Carmel FDNY Firefighter Dies of 9/11-Related Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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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.

  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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