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/ :
July 29, 2014 — WPIX — Report: More than 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer
The number of responders that have been diagnosed with cancer more than doubled this past year.
July 28, 2014 — NY Post — 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer
More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned.
July 27, 2014 — Mirror — 9/11: Shock figures show 2,500 rescue workers at Twin Towers scene now have cancer
World Trade Centre Health Program research shows figure has more than doubled in the last year as new cases are diagnosed
July 27, 2014 — NY Daily News — IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax breaks, leaving many first responders without refunds
Under a law passed months after the 9/11 attacks, disability income resulting from terrorism is not taxable.
July 10, 2014 — Chicago Tribune — WTC cleanup workers may renew health claims: U.S. appeals court
A federal appeals court in New York has revived claims by 211 cleanup workers who sought compensation for their alleged exposure to toxic contaminants in buildings near the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
July 10, 2014 — Courthouse News Service — 9/11 Cleanup Workers Get New Shot to Sue
World Trade Center cleanup workers who answered “none” when asked them about their “diagnosed” injuries can still seek compensation for ailments their doctors have not identified, the 2nd Circuit ruled Thursday.