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/ :

June 12, 2014 — NYCHealth — Heart Disease Hospitalization After 9/11

June 12, 2014 — NCBI — Chronic physical health consequences of being injured during the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
Few studies have focused on injuries from the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. Severe injury has health consequences, including an increased mortality risk 10 years after injury and the risk of mental health problems…

June 11, 2014 — Digital Jounral — A State Appeals Court Decision may Make More World Trade Center Ground Zero Volunteers Eligible for Medical Compensation, Parker Waichman LLP Comments
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, comments on a state appeals court decision that may now make many more Ground Zero volunteers eligible for medical compensation.

June 10, 2014 — Naperville Sun — 9/11 first responder battles health woes; service dog has cancer
After writing recently about putting our family dog to sleep, I heard from a lot of people who love their four-legged buddies just as intensely.

June 10, 2014 — NY Post — De Blasio, Bratton honor slain 9/11 heroes
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gave medals on Tuesday to mothers, wives and children of 12 heroes who died of 9/11 related illnesses.

June 9, 2014 — Chicago Tribune — Bonus payout for WTC site workers premature: court
A judge acted prematurely in awarding a $55 million bonus payment to thousands of rescue and cleanup workers at the World Trade Center site who settled lawsuits against New York City over damage to their health, a federal appeals court … Continue reading →

June 8, 2014 — NY Post — 9/11 first responders have high levels of binge drinking: study
Frequent binge drinking among 9/11 first responders is higher than in any other group affected by the terror attacks, an alarming new study finds.

June 6, 2014 — News 12 Long Island — New York appeals court rules Sept. 11 volunteers not affiliated with agency or group are entitled to benefits
A state appeals court has ruled that volunteers who worked at Ground Zero independent from any group or agency are also entitled to health benefits from the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund.

June 6, 2014 — NY Daily News — State appeals court rules more 9/11 volunteers can get money from compensation fund
The ruling states that first responders and 9/11 volunteers do not need to be part of an ‘authorized rescue entity or volunteer agency’ to be eligible for funds.

June 5, 2014 — FoxNews.com — Ground Zero volunteer wins 13-year battle to prove service, get help
It’s been more than a dozen years since Jaime Hazan rushed to Ground Zero to help clean up the toxic pile of rubble as America sought to recover from one of its darkest days.

June 3, 2014 — NY Daily News — Retired firefighter dies from brain cancer connected to Ground Zero work
Lt. Steven Reisman, 54, was with the Fire Department for 23 years and, after working extensively at the World Trade Center site post-9/11, he fell victim to an aggressive form of brain cancer.

May 25, 2014 — NY Post — Ground Zero funds dwindle as Buffet takeover plan stalls
Mayor de Blasio is sitting on a controversial proposal to let billionaire Warren Buffett take over a $300 million taxpayer fund expected to pay future claims by Ground Zero workers stricken with cancer.

May 21, 2014 — CBS News — 9/11 attacks leave legacy of chronic illness
After the 9/11 attacks, Glenn Garamella spent months at Ground Zero, helping families who lost loved ones from the New York City Police Department. He worked around-the-clock as an employee relations manager.

May 21, 2014 — City & State — We Have More To Remember
The opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a clear sign that the nation has not forgotten the events of that horrible day now almost 13 years ago.

May 15, 2014 —
NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, N.Y. State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYC Council Member … Continue reading →