State judge denies workers’ compensation claim brought by ASPCA animal rescuer dying from 9/11-related cancer

On November 18, 2015,Rich Schapiro wrote in the New York Daily News about Diane DiGiacomo 52,  who was denied workers’ compensation for her 9/11-related cancer.

The presiding judge in her case, Marc Grodsky, says that while there is “no dispute in the medical evidence” that her cancer developed at least in part due to her exposure at the World Trade Center, her illness is not an “occupational disease” because the exposure to the toxins that sickened her did not “derive from the very nature” of her work with the ASPCA.

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