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 8, 2016NY Daily NewsFormer cop who won $3.9M for injuries he got working during 9/11 being sued by ‘predatory lender’ that gave him advance
A cop who won one of the highest financial awards for his time at Ground Zero is being sued by a company that’s charging him 66% interest on advances it gave him on that settlement.

April 4, 2016New York PostWidow of 9/11 firefighter wins $3M pension payout
The widow of an FDNY lieutenant has scored an estimated $3 million payday after a judge ruled that “shocking and unconscionable” actions by the city denied her his rightful pension.

March 30, 2016New York TimesKenneth Feinberg Named to Lead Terrorism Compensation Fund
The Justice Department has appointed Kenneth R. Feinberg, the lawyer who administered compensation for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, as special master to oversee a new fund to compensate victims of state-sponsored terrorism.

March 25, 2016New York Law Journal —  Judge Grants 9/11 Death Benefits Denied in ‘Bad Faith’
Justice Richard Velasquez said the Fire Department’s pension fund and its internal medical board “continuously failed” to heed laws giving 9/11 first responders a presumption of causation to their Ground Zero work.

March 23, 2016
Kirsten GillibrandGillibrand Reminds 9/11 First Responders, Survivors Of Possible Tax Relief Available Through IRS
9/11 First Responders, Survivors, and Their Families May Be Entitled to Tax Benefits