Category Archives: Health Issues

Gov. announces $9M in state aid for 9/11 workers who suffered health problems

New York state will provide $9,000,000 to assist with medical expenses and lost wages of volunteers who developed illnesses from working at the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Glenn Blain reported in the New York Daily News that Governor Cuomo made this announcement on May 3, 2016. It is not […]

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A message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

Today[April 15, 2016], the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued updated program statistics (available here). This report shows the progress we have made since the VCF was reauthorized in December 2015. As I have stated in recent messages, our most important priority at this time is paying all Group A claims in full as […]

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Some 9/11 firefighters suffer severe sinus problems: study

Robert Preidt reports in HealthDay on April 9, 2016 that firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center in the first two days after the terrorist attacks and those who spent more than six months at the site during the recovery are more likely to have sinus surgery than those with lesser exposure. Those firefighters at the […]

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