Category Archives: Health Issues

William Sheldon Jr., ATF agent, 47, dies of World Trade Center-related cancer

Lanning Taliaferro, New City Patch William Charles Sheldon, Jr. passed away on March 2, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 17, 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William Charles, Sr. and Judith (Roughton) Sheldon. After living briefly in Milwaukee and Mentor, Ohio, Bill’s family moved to New City, New York; a […]

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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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