New York Law Firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC Support GAO Validation of Providing Treatment for 9/11 Cancer Victims

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Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC advocates the release of the newest General Accountability Office Report, which supports the decision to add cancer to the list of covered treatments under the Zadroga Compensation Act

The Law Firm that Helped Establish the 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund

9/11 first responders, their families and everyone else affected by that terrible day deserve all the help they can get.

One of New York City’s most rigorous advocates for 9/11 injury victims, the law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC, announces their support of the latest General Accountability Office (GAO) Report. Entitled “World Trade Center Health Program: Approach Used to Add Cancers to List of Covered Conditions was Reasonable, but Could Be Improved,” the report validates Dr. John Howard’s decision to add cancers to the list of World Trade Health program covered conditions and provide treatment to 9/11 Responders and Survivors.

After a year of review, which included interviewing medical and scientific experts, the GAO decided that certain cancers were linked to toxic exposure at the 9/11 World Trade Center site. Senator Tom Coburn, who had filibustered the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, initiated the review to add more eligible conditions.

“9/11 first responders, their families and everyone else affected by that terrible day deserve all the help they can get,” said Michael Barasch, of the personal injury law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson.

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson also wants 9/11 victims to know that October 12, 2014 is an important VCR Registration Deadline. Individuals who were diagnosed with a 9/11-related eligible cancer other than Prostate Cancer on or before October 12, 2012 and who have not already registered or filed a VCF claim must register by October 12, 2014.

Registration preserves your right to file a claim in the future (before the VCF ends on October 3, 2016).

About Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC fights tirelessly for injured firefighters and victims of accidents or medical negligence to get the compensation they deserve.

As a prominent New York firm concentrating in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and firefighter rights, the firm serves all five boroughs and Westchester, Long Island, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties.

In addition to representing the 9/11 community, the firm’s handles cases involving many forms of personal injury, including:

  •     Motor vehicle accidents
  •     Bus and railroad accidents
  •     Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  •     Construction accidents
  •     Firefighter injuries
  •     Medical malpractice
  •     Products liability
  •     Premises liability

For more information about the firm or World Trade Center illnesses, visit or, or call 877.WTC.0911.

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