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MUST READ: FDNY Members Retired for PTSD Have Important New Rights

What You Need to Know About Your Right to Pension Reclassification To all retired firefighters and fire officers: After months of lobbying, the NYC Fire Pension Fund has implemented an important change that will help dozens of retired FDNY members who were awarded WTC-disability pensions for PTSD. Any member who was granted a WTC-disability pension […]

Michael Barasch Appears on the “Blue Collar Buzz” Radio Show

Mike Barasch spoke at a press conference highlighting the health crisis facing firefighters and the entire 9/11 community due to their exposure to World Trade Center toxins. Listen to the show:

FDNY WTC Health Program Issues 15-Year Health Impact Assessment

Recently the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program, which provides critical medical monitoring and treatment for firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, issued a report on health impacts on FDNY rescue and recovery workers over the last 15 years, from 2001 to 2016. The report “confirms that the WTC exposure was unique, its […]

Michael Barasch Comments on Legislative Bills Protecting NY’s First Responders

The New York State Legislature and in particular Todd Kaminsky should be commended for their efforts to strengthen protections for first responders who fall ill from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero. Almost 16 years after the 9/11 attacks, we have a fuller picture of the nature of the sacrifices these heroic individuals made for […]

NYC Fire Safety High School Renamed for 9/11 Hero

On June 30, the New York Daily News reported that the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety in Brooklyn has been renamed to honor Captain Vernon A. Richard, who perished in the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. About 100 people, including some 50 FDNY […]

IAFF Warns of the Growing Number of PTSD and Cancer Diagnoses Among Firefighters and EMT’s

Attorney Mike Barasch, whose NYC law firm Barasch & McGarry represents more 9/11 victims than any other firm in the country, commented on the IAFF report that warns of the growing number of PTSD and Cancer diagnoses among firefighters and EMT’s. “The IAFF study shines a light on health problems that we have long suspected. […]

Michael Barasch Addresses Delegates at UFOA Education Seminar

Mike Barasch was invited to address the delegates at the UFOA Education Seminar. Mike spoke about the legal rights and compensation available to all first responders who have been diagnosed with any of the 68 cancers linked to the WTC toxic dust. He reviewed the cancer findings reported by Dr. Kerry Kelly of the Bureau […]

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