Posted Aug 5, 2011 by Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Illnesses Covered
Daniel J. Hansen of Turley, Hansen & Rosasco appeared last week on CNN and Fox News to criticize the decision of Dr. John Howard of NIOSH to exclude cancer from the conditions covered for both treatment and compensation under the Zadroga 9/11 Act.
The failure of the federal government to currently include certain cancers for Zadroga 9/11 Act health benefits and compensation is an national disgrace.
This decision by Dr. Howard is particularly puzzling because many of the expert medical doctors working in his own World Trade Center Treatment Program have written reports for their WTC victims stating that their cancers are related to Ground Zero toxic exposure.
There are new scientific studies pending which may solve the problem of cancer coverage in the future. If they do not, there is no doubt in our minds that we can, and will, solve the cancer coverage problem in the halls of Congress. We have not yet begun to fight…!