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 17, 2018NY Daily NewsSome workers struggling with 9/11 illnesses still don’t have unlimited sick time two months after deal announced
Nearly two months after Mayor de Blasio touted a deal to provide unlimited sick leave to all city employees sickened by the 9/11 attacks, some of them still have to choose between cancer treatments and getting a paycheck.

December 17, 2018NCBIExcess HPV-related head and neck cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder cohort
The World Trade Center (WTC) attacks exposed rescue and recovery workers to a complex mix of toxicants, including carcinogens.

December 17, 2018WRICFormer RPD, NYPD officer who responded to 9/11 battling health concerns
A first responder who battled flames on Sept. 11 in New York says toxins he inhaled then as a New York Police officer led to his early retirement after joining Richmond Police.

December 17, 2018ChiefWTC Medical Director Says Those With PTSD Deserve VCF Benefits
One of the World Trade Center Health Program’s top doctors says that as Congress contemplates a reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, it must right a wrong baked into the original program…

December 17, 2018NCBIPersistent self-reported ear and hearing problems among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters and emergency medical service workers
The goal of this study was to estimate the impact of exposure to the World Trade Center (WTC) site on annual and persistent rates of otalgia and hearing impairment among Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)…

December 14, 2018Business InsuranceMan who monitored trucks for 9/11 cleanup not part of rescue: Court
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York on Thursday denied a workers compensation claim filed by a man who was hired to help manage the trucks coming into and leaving the disaster site…

December 13, 2018LongIsland.comRep. Zeldin Urges Congress to Permanently Fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Act would permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and extend it’s authorization through 2090.

December 13, 2018PoliceOneNY police detective dies of 9/11-related cancer
Suffolk Police Det. Stephen Mullen, a decorated and revered 26-year veteran, died on Friday of cancer he contracted while responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

December 13, 2018PBSA Daughter, Her Father, 9/11 and “The Weight of Dust”
On the morning of September 11, 2001, eight-year-old Amy Gaines’ father, Scott, dropped her off at the school bus stop.

December 11, 2018LohudAs 9/11 fund runs out, a breast cancer diagnosis shows the need to protect future victims
John Mormando leaves his Times Square office a bit early each day to head downtown.

December 11, 2018Fox 5 NYSuffolk County cop dies of 9/11-related cancer
A Long Island police detective who volunteered in Lower Manhattan in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks has died.

November 29, 2018WBGONY Rep. Has Hope For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Public health officials expect the number of people diagnosed with illnesses related to the World Trade Center attack to keep growing.

November 28, 2018USA TodaySuicide never entered his mind. Then 9/11 happened.
Cliff Bauman was plagued by guilt after the 9/11 attacks. After surviving a suicide attempt, he knew he had to seek help.

November 28, 2018NewsdayCentereach firefighter seeks record of Ground Zero work for line-of-duty leave
He blames the Centereach Fire Department for losing track of his service documentation, without which his social and financial benefits would be delayed.