Category Archives: Health Issues

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 […]

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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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New Post-9/11 Concern: Dust-Damaged Kidneys

Sarah Dorsey, Chief Leader While first responders celebrated the news two years ago that September 11-related cancer care would be covered by the Federal government under the Zadroga Act, another less-recognized ailment appears to have been quietly stalking some survivors. Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a researcher at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, was at the […]

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