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Their Memories Live On Today On 9/11

Seventeen years ago today, our country was terrorized in ways we could have never imagined. Thousands of innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001 as the world watched in horror.

Today more than ever, we stand together to remember and honor not only the innocent lives lost on that day, but the fallen responders and survivors who have passed away as a result of their heroic efforts to help our nation recover. We renew our commitment to support the loved ones and families they left behind, and to live each day with them in our hearts.

For the 9/11 community, the tragedy didn’t end on 9/11. Far from it! Every day since, thousands more lives have been lost due to diseases caused by the WTC toxins. Responders, residents, office workers, teachers and students were exposed to poisoned air because the EPA falsely assured us that “the air is safe”.

Today, tens of thousands of people in the 9/11 community, whether near or far, are still paying the consequences of believing the EPA’s false pronouncements with their health. Ten years after 9/11, the Government did the right thing by creating the WTC Health Program, which offers free health care, and the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), which awards compensation to those certified with WTC physical illnesses. While the Health Program has been extended for another 70 years, the VCF is unjustly scheduled to close at the end of 2020. This would be a blatant miscarriage of justice. Cancers — especially the aggressive and rare cancers that afflict the 9/11 community — have no deadline. Not a day goes by without one of our clients passing from their WTC illnesses. It is truly heart breaking. As advocates for the 9/11 community, we promise to continue fighting for the extension of the VCF.

We ask you to help us spread the word about the importance of enrolling in both the WTC Health Program and the VCF. All too often, we speak to people who have missed the deadline to register a claim. Please continue to help us shine a light on this health crisis by sharing emails like this and informing your friends and family.

With sincere respect and warm regards,
The attorneys and staff at Barasch & McGarry

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • 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.

Let a knowledgeable attorney help you figure it out

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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