Category Archives: Health Issues

Street renaming for Court Officer Theodore Leoutsakos, who died of site-related illness

City Council approved a number of new street renamings last Thursday. One of them is for a member of the September 11th community, reports Christopher Barca in the Queens Chronicle. The corner of 29th Street and 21st Avenue will be named for Court Officer Theodore Leoutsakos who died of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer years after […]

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Rupa Bhattacharyya will be new head of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund 

Rupa Bhattacharyya, an attorney with the Department of Justice, will replace Sheila Birnbaum as special master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which assists people injured or made ill as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reported Stephen Rex Brown of the New York Daily News.

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New rules for filing claims with 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (Zadroga Act)

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has posted new rules for sick recovery workers and survivors to file their claims, reports the Associated Press. The deadline has been extended to December 18, 2020, and definitions of covered health conditions have been modified. The fund was reopened in 2011 after Congress authorized the James Zadroga 9/11 […]

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