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    We Remember 9/11 Hero Ray Pfeifer on the Seventh Anniversary of His Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, May 28, 2024, marks the seventh anniversary of FDNY Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer’s passing. A 9/11 hero and Barasch & McGarry client, Pfeifer worked tirelessly to persuade Congress to establish permanent health and compensation benefits for 9/11 community members with cancer or respiratory illness and their families. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, […]

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    What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

    By Michael Barasch

    Created by the Zadroga Act in 2011, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund provides tax-free awards for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and benefits for surviving spouses and family members of responders and survivors who are diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer and respiratory illness. If you were there in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, at the Pentagon, […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and people who were working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street on and after 9/11 are at risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer — including melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents nearly 2,000 9/11 victims who […]

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  • April 19, 2024

    SCREENING OF 9/11 DOCUMENTARY “DUST” HIGHLIGHTS URGENCY OF IMPLEMENTING THE 9/11 NOTICE ACT

    Yonkers Times

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  • March 8, 2024

    Rare Uterine Cancer That Affects September 11th Victims Brought To Light By Inspiring Activist

    Bored Panda

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  • January 19, 2024

    Attorney encourages women diagnosed with uterine cancer from 9/11 toxins to speak out

    News 12 The Bronx

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  • January 19, 2024

    Hundreds of women have finally registered for 9/11 victims’ benefits for cancers

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • January 18, 2024

    Thursday marks one year since uterine cancer recognized as 9/11-related illness

    Spectrum 1 News

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  • September 27, 2022

    Fund for 9/11 first responders’ healthcare to dry up

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  • September 14, 2021

    Deadly legacy: Exposure to 9/11 toxic dust affects financial district workers

    The Bond Buyer

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  • September 13, 2021

    For Many, 9/11 Lingers in Form of Life-Threatening Illnesses

    The Tablet

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  • September 13, 2021

    9/11 death toll claims continue to grow two decades after attacks

    The Washington Times

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  • September 11, 2021

    9/11 didn’t end on 9/11′: attorney says his clients are still dying 20 years later

    Yahoo! News

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  • September 10, 2021

    Stuyvesant HS student near Ground Zero on 9/11 now NYC teacher with cancer

    New York Post

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    We Remember 9/11 Hero Ray Pfeifer on the Seventh Anniversary of His Passing

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, May 28, 2024, marks the seventh anniversary of FDNY Firefighter Raymond J. Pfeifer’s passing. A 9/11 hero and Barasch & McGarry client, Pfeifer worked tirelessly to persuade Congress to establish permanent health and compensation benefits for 9/11 community members with cancer or respiratory illness and their families. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, […]

    Read More
  • Victim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

    By Michael Barasch

    Created by the Zadroga Act in 2011, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund provides tax-free awards for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and benefits for surviving spouses and family members of responders and survivors who are diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer and respiratory illness. If you were there in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, at the Pentagon, […]

    Read More
  • WTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and people who were working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan below Canal Street on and after 9/11 are at risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer — including melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents nearly 2,000 9/11 victims who […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Celebrates Workers Memorial Day

    By Michael Barasch

    Sunday, April 28th, is Workers Memorial Day. This year, the day honors the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which promises every worker the right to a safe job. When Barasch & McGarry was founded in 1996, the firm focused on representing New York City firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and other first […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Advocates for Hundreds of Uterine and Endometrial Cancer Survivors in the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Barasch & McGarry now represents four hundred 9/11 responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer. All of these clients were, until 2023, excluded from the 9/11 community. In January 2023, the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund added uterine and endometrial cancers as covered conditions […]

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    You Won’t Owe Taxes on a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Award

    By Michael Barasch

    As we approach April 15, Barasch & McGarry reminds the 9/11 community that 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund awards are not taxable. If you receive an award, you will not owe taxes on any part of the amount. In addition, you are not required to report the award to the Internal Revenue Service or to your […]

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