9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.
An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :
December 10, 2017 — InsiderNJ — The Lingering WTC Legacy We Ignore
For years we vowed “to never forget” our 9/11 first responders and yet, more than sixteen years later, there’s some strong circumstantial evidence that’s just what has happened.
December 7, 2017 — Stony Brook University — Stony Brook Expands WTC Health Program to Commack
First responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook Medicine staff and community members gathered on November 28 for the grand opening of the new World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence…
December 7, 2017 — Hill — Forgotten victims of 9/11 are developing cancer at alarming rates
Soon after the 9/11 attacks, survivors returned to downtown Manhattan. The air didn’t look right, it didn’t smell right, and it didn’t feel right, but the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was safe.
December 6, 2017 — WPIX — Exclusive: 9/11 First responder battling cancer receives wheelchair
Sal Turturici was an EMT on September 11th, 2001.
December 4, 2017 — Chief — WTC Health-Program Head Concerned About Pension Turndowns
The disclosure that the city and state retirement systems are rejecting more 9/11 disability claims than they are approving has the top doctor with the World Trade Center Health Program concerned about the stress placed on his patients who…
December 2, 2017 — NY Daily News — Labor Department denies ex-OSHA inspector workers’ compensation as other agencies accept his 9/11 illness
A former inspector for the federal government now diagnosed with a terminal 9/11 illness is battling with the Labor Department for his workers’ compensation benefit.
November 28, 2017 — News 12 — One-stop clinic for 9/11 first responders opens in Commack
The Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program celebrated the opening of a new one-stop clinic for Sept. 11 first responders on Tuesday.
November 28, 2017 — workcompcentral — Town, Firefighter Disagree on Who Would Cover Medical Benefits for 9/11-Linked Claim
At issue in a town’s dispute with a firefighter over a 9/11-linked workers’; compensation claim is who would be responsible for medical payments, Firehouse.com reports.
November 28, 2017 — Fox 5 — 9/11 responder fights for disability benefits
The pictures hanging on his wall show the story of a hero.
November 28, 2017 — amNY — NYPD expanding 9/11 memorial wall for officer deaths attributed to related illnesses
The NYPD’s Hall of Heroes in Manhattan will add a new memorial tablet for a steadily climbing list of police officers who have died from illnesses attributed to their work after the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said.
November 27, 2017 — Times Telegram — Judge hears fire Chief Russell Brooks vs. Utica
Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks was in state Supreme Court in Rome on Monday as attorneys argued whether he is eligible for sick leave benefits related to his condition of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL.
November 27, 2017 — Observer-Dispatch — Brooks vs. Utica: Who pays fire chief’s medical costs?
As an enrollee the World Trade Center Health Program, Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks says medical costs associated with illnesses certified as related to his time responding during the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City are covered…
November 27, 2017 — Newsday — Holbrook intersection to be renamed for 9/11 FDNY responder
Capt. Vincent Ungaro, a 30-year FDNY veteran who died last year of leukemia, was an active advocate for 9/11 first responders who developed health problems.
November 22, 2017 — WABC — American Airlines and United Airlines pay out $95 million for security lapses
Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.
November 22, 2017 — Tribeca Patch — 9/11 Cleanup Workers Can Sue Over Health Claims, Court Rules
A state court ruled that 9/11 cleanup workers could move forwarded with their compensation claims against the Battery Park City Authority.
November 22, 2017 — NY Law Journal — NY High Court Gives OK for 9/11 Cleanup Crews to Sue Over Asbestos Exposure
The state’s Court of Appeals ruled that the Battery Park City Authority is a government entity and didn’t have legal standing to challenge Jimmy Nolan’s Law, a 2009 state law that gave workers who…
November 21, 2017 — Reuters — American, United settle World Trade Center developer’s 9/11 claims
The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation…
November 21, 2017 — Newsday — NY court gives 9/11 cleanup workers OK to sue for debris exposure
The Court of Appeals rejects a Battery Park City Authority challenge to “Jimmy Nolan’s Law.”