Category Archives: Health Issues

Doctors, 9/11 Responders Call for Covering Neuropathy under Zadroga Act

A study at Long Island’s Winthrop University Hospital found that recovery workers who spent time at the World Trade Center site during the recovery efforts have a rate of neuropathy that is nearly 15 times higher than normal, and want neuropathy added to the list of covered conditions under the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, reported […]

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State to pick $9 million tab for some expiring Zadroga benefits

Kirstan Conley writes in the New York Post on January 13, 2016 that New York state plans to pick up the estimated $9 million tab of ­extending benefits to World Trade Center recovery workers once a federal program set up in 2002 expires this year. Conley does repeatedly refer to “volunteers”, even though most recovery workers […]

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Widow Fights to Get Husband’s 9/11 Compensation Check

Brian Buck was a water truck driver for months during the recovery efforts at the World  Trade Center site. He died last year of site-related illness. His widow, Lizbeth, has had difficulty in obtaining his final compensation check from Napoli Bern, one of the law firms working with the Victim Compensation Fund. WABC’s Nina Pineda writes […]

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