Category Archives: Health Issues

Retired cop will get enhanced disability pension after developing chronic illnesses from working at Ground Zero

Barbara Ross New York Daily News A retired city cop who developed fibromyalgia after being exposed to toxins after the World Trade Center attack won a five-year legal battle Tuesday for an enhanced disability pension. The Appellate Division in Manhattan ruled that a fibromyalgia diagnosis qualifies as a “new onset” disease and entitles first responders who served at […]

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Accelerate Approvals of Compensation for Post-9/11 Victims

Sarah Dorsey, Chief Leader Compensation awards for September 11 victims under the Federal Zadroga Act continued to roll in at a faster pace during the last six months of 2014, with more than $804 million in awards announced by Jan. 2. In six months, the number of award decisions nearly tripled, from about 1,100 to 3,128. […]

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used September 11 to justify steering $500G to doctor: letter

Greg B. Smith, New York Daily News Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used the September 11 attacks to justify steering $500,000 in taxpayer dollars to a Columbia University doctor who was secretly helping him pocket millions in bogus “referral fees,” according to a letter obtained by the Daily News. In the letter dated July 5, 2005, Silver […]

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