Archive of News (2022)

NYC appeals judge’s pension ruling linking ALS to 9/11 toxins; victim’s widow slams city stance in case

The city’s appeal puts the precedent on hold — and could end the possibility of any 9/11 pensions for sufferers of the disease.

Longitudinal associations between PTSD and sleep disturbances among World Trade Center responders

Results suggest PTSD and sleep problems may be linked at the same point in time but may not always influence each other longitudinally.

Gillibrand pushes for an additional $3.6 billion for 9/11 health program

Gillibrand touted the 9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act, which would close the funding gap by delivering $3.6 billion of supplemental funds.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls for action to plug $3B hole in 9/11 health fund

There are about 120,000 9/11 responders and survivors in the World Trade Center Health Program. When Congress voted in 2015 to fund it through the year 2090, it underestimated how much it would cost.

Gillibrand Pushes To Close $3.6 Billion Funding Gap In 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program In End-Of-Year Spending Bill

Senator Gillibrand is pushing to include the bill in any upcoming legislative vehicle, including the omnibus spending bill or any end-of-year funding package.

A Better Settlement for 9/11 Families

A federal judge blocked one path forward, but Congress can open another with a legislative tweak and repurposed federal funds.

CFPB and New York Attorney General Take Action Against Companies that Cheated 9/11 Victims

The settlement will provide more than $600,000 in debt relief, bar the defendants from doing business with governmentally created 9/11 victim-compensation funds, and impose a $1 civil money penalty.

Proposed Settlement Bars Financing Firm From Victim Compensation Funds

Under the settlement, RD Legal Funding and its owner, Roni Dersovitz, are permanently barred from doing business with potential recipients of any governmentally created 9/11 victim compensation funds.

Characteristics of Cancers in Community Members Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster at a Young Age

A total of 23 different types of cancer were identified, including cancer types rare for this age group. Many were diagnosed in individuals lacking traditional cancer-specific risk factors such as tobacco use.

CFPB and New York Attorney General Take Action Against Companies that Cheated 9/11 Victims

The harmed consumers are entitled to payments from the James Zadroga 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.