NY Work Compensation Granted for the Ill

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Robert Golan

On September 11, 2012, the government extended NY work compensation and health coverage for workers who developed cancer following the Trade Center attacks, according to a NY Daily News article.

This follows the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that was passed in 2010 for those individuals who got sick after the attacks. The Zadroga act allowed $4.2 billion for compensation and care. The Act, however, did not cover cancer because the connection was not clear.

After Dr. John Howard confirmed several known carcinogens at the site, according to the article, cancer victims who can provide a doctor’s opinion that their presence at Ground Zero resulted in cancer will receive NY work compensation.

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