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Tom Duffy named “Community Hero” by NTAF

(Radnor, PA) Tom Duffy, Esq., of Duffy + Partners has been named a "Community Hero" by the National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF), an organization offering assistance and financial support to transplant patients and those living with catastrophic injury. The award will be presented at a networking breakfast ceremony held in conjunction with the Main Line Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 7:30 to 9am at the Radnor Financial Center in Radnor, PA.

Duffy is being recognized for his generous support as a benefactor of the NTAF. Also receiving awards that day are Villanova student and football player Matt Szczur, who is scheduled to donate bone marrow to a 13 month old girl with juvenile leukemia on March 15th and Dan Jones, volunteer regional director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund, the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world’s largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research facility.

“NTAF is recognizing Tom Duffy because of his substantial assistance to individuals and families affected by catastrophic injury, through both his legal efforts and his longstanding financial support," said Lynne Coughlin Samson, Esq., NTAF Executive Director. "Through his significant financial support our Catastrophic Injury Program has grown from serving a handful of patients ten years ago to almost one hundred last year alone. While legal recoveries can be helpful in achieving independence for those with catastrophic injury, there are many for whom legal action is just not realistic. NTAF is the next best resource, helping injured individuals achieve maximum independence by paying for things such as accessible transportation, home modifications, home health care, and continued therapy not covered by insurance."

The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend; RSVP by March 24th by calling 800-642-8399 or e-mailing Shannon McMonagle at smcmonagle@ntafund.org.

About the firm:

The Philadelphia lawyers of Duffy + Partners work exclusively on behalf of the catastrophically injured and their families in the areas of medical malpractice, birth injury, construction accidents, product liability, automobile and trucking accidents, aircraft disasters, premises liability and maritime accidents. Over the past 22 years, the firm has secured verdicts and settlements for their clients well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Visit duffyfirm.com for more information.