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  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    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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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    Early Treatment Could Help 9/11 Victims with Respiratory Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study found that treating Ground Zero-related respiratory illnesses at an early stage could help 9/11 community members maintain lung function. Published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the article examined the medical records of more than 1,000 firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site on or after 9/11. Firefighters with […]

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    Mike Barasch Receives 2021 CancerCare Award

    By Michael Barasch

    Managing Partner Michael Barasch was honored to be the recipient of this year’s CancerCare Corporate Achievement Award. Our firm is a proud supporter of CancerCare and their continual work supporting people with cancer—particularly those suffering from the 68 cancers linked to Ground Zero toxins.

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  • February 3, 2021

    A top 9/11 lawyer is crusading to help families take advantage of their last chance to receive awards

    Fortune

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  • January 15, 2021

    COVID cases rising among 9/11 survivors

    Long Island Herald

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  • December 24, 2020

    9/11 survivors, the ‘most at risk’ group, now facing a scary new enemy: COVID-19

    NorthJersey.com

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  • December 4, 2020

    Lawyers group presents scammed 9/11 NYPD hero with $400,000 check after $1 million theft by his friend

    New York Daily News

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  • December 3, 2020

    Ex-NYPD officer whose 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund award was stolen gets $400,000 payout

    ABC 7

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Barasch & McGarry regularly hosts webinars and answers frequently asked questions to spread awareness of the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund.

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  • April 30, 2021

    Disbarred lawyer who stole NYPD officer’s 9/11 payout sentenced to 4 years in prison

    ABC 7

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  • April 30, 2021

    Some 9/11 heroes now demonized by city they helped save (opinion)

    Staten Island Advance

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    April 30, 2021

    Attorney raising awareness for COVID-19 vaccines for 9/11 community

    Action News JAX

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  • March 10, 2021

    Applications To Fund Medical Bills Of 9/11 Survivors Another Casualty Of COVID-19

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • March 3, 2021

    Little Help for New York 9/11 Survivors Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

    The City

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  • March 1, 2021

    Firefighters, teachers, law enforcement 50 and older now eligible for vaccines in Florida

    CBS 12 News

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  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    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 […]

    Read More
  • Zadroga ActWTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    Early Treatment Could Help 9/11 Victims with Respiratory Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study found that treating Ground Zero-related respiratory illnesses at an early stage could help 9/11 community members maintain lung function. Published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the article examined the medical records of more than 1,000 firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site on or after 9/11. Firefighters with […]

    Read More
  • Uncategorized

    Mike Barasch Receives 2021 CancerCare Award

    By Michael Barasch

    Managing Partner Michael Barasch was honored to be the recipient of this year’s CancerCare Corporate Achievement Award. Our firm is a proud supporter of CancerCare and their continual work supporting people with cancer—particularly those suffering from the 68 cancers linked to Ground Zero toxins.

    Read More
  • First RespondersPersonal Injury

    Justice Delayed But Not Denied: Corrupt Lawyer Sentenced to 4+ Years in Prison

    By Michael Barasch

    “I actually know your lawyer … he has worked hard on behalf of first responders over the years and I appreciate very much the fact that he is willing to do that for you without getting paid.” “Talk about honorable … thank you Mr. Barasch” —Vincent L. Briccetti, US District Court Judge at the sentencing […]

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  • WTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    Troubling News: Fewer than 10% of Non-Responders Have Enrolled in the Health Program or VCF, 20-Years After Terror Attacks

    By Michael Barasch

    Retiree Group Says, Corporate HR Departments can and should do more to help victims A national retiree group is urging Wall Street’s leading banks and financial institutions, with offices in Lower Manhattan at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to do more to help educate their current and former workers and retirees about the […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    The July 29th Deadline is Approaching: Here’s what you need to know

    By Michael Barasch

    by Richard Alles, Deputy Chief FDNY, ret In our last issue, we sounded the alarm about the approaching July 29th deadline to register claims with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. I’m very happy to report that many of you took our advice to heart. We’ve received a flood of calls from people in the 9/11 […]

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