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/ :

April 24, 2018Kirsten GillibrandSchumer, Gillibrand Demand Special Doj Ig Probe Into Scam Targeting September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Recipients; Vcf Is Overseen By Doj & Senators Say Fed Agency Must Swiftly Determine Who Is Going After 9/11 Vics And How
Senators Say DOJ Must Determine Who Is Behind 9/11 VCF Scam In Order To Fully Assess Its Impact, Schumer, Gillibrand: 9/11 Families Have Suffered Enough

April 23, 2018News 12Phone scam targets 9/11 survivors, first responders
A phone scam is targeting survivors and first responders of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Manhattan.

April 23, 2018
NewsdayPols: ‘Outrageous’ scam targets Sept. 11 first responders, survivors
Congressional representatives including Peter King (R-Seaford) urge Federal Trade Commission to investigate “despicable” scam.

April 23, 2018
WABCNY representatives call on FTC to investigate reports of 9/11 victim compensation scam
Three New York congressional representatives are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that scammers are posing as Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund staffers…

April 23, 2018NY Daily NewsLong Island community comes together to help retired NYPD officer pay for cancer treatment
He spent decades protecting lives — now his community is hoping to help save his.

April 23, 2018SpectrumScammers posing as 9/11 victim compensation fund staff
Three local members of Congress are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports of a scam targeting victims of the September 11th terror attacks.

April 22, 2018Carolyn B. Maloney9/11 Health Bill Sponsors Call on FTC to Open Investigation into Scammers Stealing First Responders’ and Survivors’ Information
Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) this week appealed to FTC Acting Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen to open a formal investigation into reports…

April 22, 2018NY Daily NewsSick scam: Callous fraudsters target ill 9/11 heroes
First responders left sickened by the toxic fumes they inhaled at Ground Zero are now falling prey to something else — scam artists, the Daily News has learned.

April 20, 2018FTCScammers target Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Consumers are reporting a new imposter scam — this time the callers are pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

April 20, 2018NY Daily NewsMulvaney, feds stay put on plan to restructure 9/11 health agency
The federal government isn’t budging on its plans to rejigger the agency that oversees the health treatment and monitoring of first responders with 9/11 illnesses…

April 16, 2018NY Daily NewsNew questions emerge about firefighter who was refused 9/11 aid while suffering from severe PTSD
New questions emerged Monday about the FDNY’s denial of 9/11-related disability benefits to a retired firefighter who labored at Ground Zero and then suffered severe psychiatric illness…

April 15, 2018NY Daily NewsFDNY denied 9/11 disability benefits for firefighter who suffered depression, PTSD until his death at mental hospital
Joe Battista lived the life of a hero — and it cost him his mind.

April 14, 2018northjersey.comEditorial: A new look at suicide risks for first responders
Police officers and firefighters see people on their worst days.

April 14, 2018silive.comSupport group to host forum on 9/11 victim compensation
Do you think you have a 9/11-related illness?

April 12, 2018Journal NewsTrump budget plan for World Trade Center health program threatens first responders
Keep 9/11 program and longtime NIOSH partner together in the CDC

April 11, 2018Tribeca PatchTrump’s ‘Dangerous’ Plan For 9/11 Health Program Opposed By AG
The attorney general is calling for Congressional leaders to oppose President Trump’s proposed changes to the 9/11 health program.

April 11, 2018LongIsland.comA.G. Schneiderman To Congress: Protect World Trade Center Health Program
A.G. says Trump Administration’s Budget Would Dismantle Management of the World Trade Center Health Program and Jeopardize the Health of 9/11 Survivors and First Responders.

April 11, 2018amny.com9/11 health care program in danger of being disrupted by Trump’s budget, AG says
More than 83,000 people rely on WTCHP for critical health care and monitoring services for 9/11-related illnesses or injuries, according to Schneiderman.

April 11, 2018NY Daily NewsSchneiderman warns Trump: Don’t play with 9/11 hero health agency
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is joining a chorus of New York officials warning Washington not to mess with the World Trade Center Health Program.

April 9, 2018NCBISarcoidosis in World Trade Center-Exposed Firefighters.
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March 23, 2018
Star-TelegramFBI: Agent’s cancer death due to Sept. 11 terror attacks
The FBI says one of its first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has died of brain cancer linked to exposure to contaminants.

March 23, 2018
Seattle TimesFBI: Agent’s cancer death due to Sept. 11 terror attacks The FBI says one of its first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has died of brain cancer linked to exposure to contaminants.

April 5, 2018Legacy.comJanet Gibbons Nagle, 58 Demonstrated unwavering courage as a nurse on 9/11
Janet Gibbons Nagle, R.N., 58, recipient of the American Red Cross Nurse Hero Award for her actions on 9/11

April 3, 2018NYCERSWorld Trade Center (WTC) Update
On November 15, 2017, NYCERS General Counsel Ilyse Sisolak and I testified at a public hearing sponsored by the Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

April 2, 2018WTNHFund to protect 9/11 first responders is safeguarded
There were more than 500 first responders from Connecticut who went to New York City to help after the attacks on 9/11.

March 31, 2018NY Daily NewsRetired FDNY firefighter dies of cancer caused by delivering supplies to WTC after 9/11
A retired FDNY firefighter who helped ferry supplies back and forth to the World Trade Center site for months after the 9/11 attacks died Thursday from a cancer caused by Ground Zero toxins, family said.

March 26, 2018NewsdayEx-FDNY who died of 9/11 cancer laid to rest
Retired Firefighter Keith R. Young died of brain cancer at 53.

March 25, 2018NCBIParental posttraumatic stress and child behavioral problems in world trade center responders.
We investigated trans-generational associations between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in World Trade Center (WTC) responders and behavioral problems in their children.

March 25, 2018BBCObituary: The 9/11 rescuers who died a day apart, 17 years on
When Thomas Phelan and Keith Young died within a day of each other last week, it was as a result of cancer, from which both had been suffering.

March 24, 2018NY Daily NewsFBI agent dies from brain cancer linked to 9/11 attack on Pentagon
For 10 weeks after 9/11, FBI Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow spent hours upon hours sifting through the toxic terrorist crash site at the Pentagon.

March 23, 2018KMBCKC FBI Agent, 9/11 first responder to be honored in death after courageous battle with brain cancer
Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow’s death is considered a “Line of Duty” death after 9/11 service