Category Archives: Health Issues

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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NYPD Deputy Chief Steven Bonano dead after blood-disease battle

Natasha Velez and Beckie Strum, NY Post The heroic NYPD deputy chief who helped lead rescue efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11 died Friday, a week before his wedding, from a rare blood cancer. Bronx-born Steven Bonano, 53, who was awarded 69 medals over a 30-year NYPD career, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after a […]

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum VCF (Zadroga)

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued updated program statistics (available here). As of Jan. 2, 2015, the VCF has found 9,677 claimants eligible for compensation and has made 3,128 compensation determinations (approximately 67 percent of the compensation claims that have been submitted with appropriate supporting documentation). The total value of those compensation […]

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