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    Honoring the Sixteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    This January marks the sixteenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. Zadroga was a 9/11 hero whose illness demonstrated the deadly health consequences of exposure to Ground Zero toxins and was a crucial part of the campaign to secure health care and compensation for tens of thousands […]

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    Three-Fourths of 9/11 FDNY Community Already Have Ground Zero-related Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost three-fourths of the FDNY personnel who worked at Ground Zero on and after 9/11 have developed a long-term illness related to their exposure to airborne toxic chemicals at the World Trade Center site, according to a recent study.  Of the 15,200 FDNY firefighters, paramedics, and other workers who were there, at least 11,300 have […]

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    Final Day for Major 9/11 Registration Deadline

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, July 29, 2021, marks the final day for 9/11 first responders and survivors and their families to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) if you were certified with a 9/11 illness or lost a loved one more than 2 years ago.  When you register with the VCF, you preserve your right to register […]

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  • Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Det. Luis Alvarez

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    Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Luis Alvarez

    By Michael Barasch

    A Nassau County park has been dedicated to Luis Alvarez, the cancer-stricken NYPD detective who in the months before his 2019 death became the face of the movement to secure permanent health and death benefits for thousands of 9/11 first responders. The former Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside, located less than half a mile from […]

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  • Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

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    Do I Need a WTC Health Program Certification to File a VCF Claim?

    By Michael Barasch

    Many programs have been established in response to medical problems stemming from the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City. Two of the most important ones are the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the WTC Health Program. Both can be extremely valuable, but the programs serve different purposes. It’s important to understand that you […]

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  • New Law Extends 9/11 Claim Filing Deadline Through 2090

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    New Law Extends 9/11 Claim Filing Deadline Through 2090

    By Michael Barasch

    Officially known as “The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Compensation Fund Act,” a widely hailed new law has provided a measure of relief to current and future victims of 9/11-related conditions. Under the old rule, all Victim Compensation Fund claims had to be filed […]

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