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

Also, given the many questions 911 Health Watch has gotten on the issue of Cancer Coverage under the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, we have created a new page on our website that explains the process under the statute that Cancer was added to the list of covered conditions.

If you have questions about it you can always go to Ask 911 Health Watch and send us a question.

Here are the summaries of recent news articles.

December 17, 2013 — Governor’s Press Office — Governor Cuomo Announces Significant new Protections for World Trade Center Workers
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced World Trade Center workers who performed rescue, recovery and clean-up in the year after 9/11 now have significant new protections for workers’ compensation benefits.

December 9, 2013 — Fire Engineering — Firefighting Technology: 9/11 Kidney Study, DHS Compliance Assessment
Research presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals that exposure to high levels of particulate matter causes significant damage to first responders’ kidneys.

December 4, 2013 — Wait for Medical Relief Drags on for Last of Ground Zero Victims
More than twelve years after the attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of people who inhaled toxic air at the site of Ground Zero are still awaiting government help for the medical problems they’ve since suffered.

December 1, 2013 — Long Island Newsday — 9/11 asbestos crews share fear of health coverage running out
A few days after the Twin Towers fell, Marcos Segura was at Ground Zero — one of more than 2,300 asbestos workers called in to remove the toxic dust blown into surrounding buildings.

November 27, 2013 — Long Island Newsday — Frustration over pace of 9/11 fund distribution
Advocates and responders say they are frustrated with the slow pace of claims awarded from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

November 24, 2013 — WorkersCompensation.com — World Trade Center Registry Reopened and New Protections Accorded to Workers
On November 13, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed significant protections for World Trade Center workers into the Workers’ Compensation Law under Article 8-A.