Category Archives: Health Issues

Deputy U.S. marshal dies of 9/11-linked cancer

Jane Lerner Lower Hudson Journal News Zacarias Toro, a deputy U.S. marshal who lived in Nanuet, died of cancer at his home Sunday, nearly 14 years after he was exposed to toxic smoke at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Toro, 50, died just a week after he was awarded the U.S. Marshals […]

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9/11 Law Firm Accused of Price-Gouging Sick Ground Zero Workers

Susan Edelman NY Post A 9/11 law firm tried to take $866,414 in what a judge found “unreasonable” and improper expenses from money meant for sick Ground Zero responders, records show. The alleged fee-gouging by Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern was halted by auditors and Manhattan federal judge Alvin Hellerstein. The firm tried to […]

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Editorial – A Timely Awakening by Chairman Fred Upton on Zadroga Bill

NY Daily News One of the most powerful Republicans in Washington set a grand example for representatives of both parties on Thursday by endorsing legislation to extend health care and compensation for sickened 9/11 responders. Michigan Rep. Fred Upton got behind reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which is set to expire […]

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