March 15, 2010

Ground Zero Health Claim: FInally, Justice?

In the years after the tragic 9/11 attack, thousands of New Yorkers who were around ground zero, including many people who were there helping in the aftermath, have had serious health problems believed to be from the air they had to breathe there.

But up until now government authorities have failed to properly recognize this.

But after years of court battles it looks like a settlement is coming that will answer the ground zero health claims, and deliver over $600 million to the over ten thousand people affected.

NYC's Mayor Bloomberg said "The resolution of the World Trade Center litigation will allow the first responders and workers to be compensated for injuries suffered following their work at Ground Zero,"

Medical treatment and medication will now be more easily available for the many people who suffer from chronic health problems after 9/11, hopefully.

Ground Zero Health Claim: FInally, Justice?

After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing the city, construction companies and more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to responders sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center. The settlement was announced Thursday evening by the WTC Captive Insurance Co., a special entity established to indemnify the city and its contractors against potential legal action as they moved to clean up the site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...

Ground Zero Health Claim: FInally, Justice?

Posted at March 15, 2010 4:04 AM