Archive of Press Releases

Former North Country state trooper dies of Ground Zero-related illness

A state trooper who spent years working in the North Country died today from an illness related to his work at the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to the New York State Police.

9/11 Health Watch Honors Congressional Sponsors of Law Providing Aid to World Trade Center Responders & Survivors

Below is the press release issued by 911 Health Watch about our event on Tuesday night honoring U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer and Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Peter King – the five original cosponsors of the … Continue reading

Statement of 911 Health Watch on Sheila Birnbaum stepping down as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

Statement of 911 Health Watch Inc. on Sheila Birnbaum stepping down as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointing Ms. Rupa Bhattacharyya, currently the Director, Torts Branch, Civil Division, United States Department … Continue reading

Statement by 911 Health Watch on the World Trade Center Administrator’s decision to not include on the list of conditions covered for treatment by the program Peripheral Neuropathy

For Immediate Release from 9/11 Health Watch April 5th 2016 Statement by 911 Health Watch on the World Trade Center Administrator’s decision to not include on the list of conditions covered for treatment by the program Peripheral Neuropathy. “The World … Continue reading

Statement from 911 Health Watch on Special Master Birnbaum’s Update on Payments

“The update issued by Special Master Birnbaum, reporting that the VCF has authorized over 1,000 full payments as of February 29th  and that the VCF is on track with its plans to fully implement the reauthorization  is good news for injured … Continue reading

Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 4th Annual Report

For Immediate Release from 9/11 Health Watch February 9th, 2016 Press Contact: Benjamin Chevat (646) 634-9103 ben.chevat@911healthwatch.org Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 4th Annual Report “Today’s release by the September … Continue reading

9/11 Health Update on the Implementation of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization

As you know, after years of effort by the 9/11 community and its supporters, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Reauthorization. The Act, authorizes the World Trade Center Health Program … Continue reading

Statement by 911 Health Watch on the World Trade Center Administrator’s decision to not include on the list of conditions covered for treatment by the program certain autoimmune diseases.

For Immediate Release from 9/11 Health Watch June 6th, 2015 Statement by 911 Health Watch on the World Trade Center Administrator’s decision to not include on the list of conditions covered for treatment by the program certain autoimmune diseases. “The … Continue reading

911 Health Watch Response to Today’s Message from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master and Updated Statistics

For Immediate Release from 9/11 Health Watch January 15th, 2015 ben.chevat@911healthwatch.org 911 Health Watch Response to Today’s Message from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master and Updated Statistics “Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila … Continue reading