NYC appeals judge’s pension ruling linking ALS to 9/11 toxins; victim’s widow slams city stance in case

In a cruel blow to the many people with World Trade Center-linked neurological conditions, the city of New York has appealed a court decision granting a WTC pension to the widow of NYPD Detective Michael Hanson, who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”) in 2018.

The city first put Cathy Hanson through multiple extensions before making its decision, reports Thomas Tracy for the New York Daily News. 

“Every time I get one of these legal notifications about his case, I relive his illness, his bravery,” Cathy Hanson said. “[The city] should do what’s right for the responders who wouldn’t hesitate to help others again without any thought of themselves.”

Never forget, indeed.

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