Archive of News (2013)
News stories by year:
A decorated police officer whose heroics on 9/11 saved countless lives but left him an emotional wreck says the NYPD is stiffing him out of retirement money.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced World Trade Center workers who performed rescue, recovery and clean-up in the year after 9/11 now have significant new protections for workers’ compensation benefits.
Research presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals that exposure to high levels of particulate matter causes significant damage to first responders’ kidneys.
More than twelve years after the attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of people who inhaled toxic air at the site of Ground Zero are still awaiting government help for the medical problems they’ve since suffered.
A few days after the Twin Towers fell, Marcos Segura was at Ground Zero — one of more than 2,300 asbestos workers called in to remove the toxic dust blown into surrounding buildings.
Advocates and responders say they are frustrated with the slow pace of claims awarded from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
On November 13, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed significant protections for World Trade Center workers into the Workers’ Compensation Law under Article 8-A.
Thousands of sick 9/11 responders learned Friday that the $2.8 billion fund established to compensate them has made final rulings on 112 claims after two years of work.
Only a tiny fraction of applications from people who need help with health problems related to September 11th have been processed.
A new report reveals that payouts to people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks are slow.