Zadroga Act lawyer Troy Rosasco provided compelling testimony yesterday at the public hearings held by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Public Health (NIOSH) to support the broad rights of 9/11 victims.
In his testimony, Mr. Rosasco urged Federal Regulators, including a direct appeal to NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D., that the regulations for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund must include the victims who suffer from the various forms of cancer as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust and gasses released by the 9/11 attacks.
Mr. Rosasco supported his arguments to the regulators by pointing out the fact that other federal and state agencies, including the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, NYC Disability Pension System and implicitly the federal Social Security Administration, recognize the causal connection between the toxic 9/11 cloud and the host of cancers and other injuries that are being diagnosed is people who were exposed to the dust and debris.
Mr. Roasaso further urged Dr. Howard and the other Federal Regulators to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the list of conditions that are covered by the Zadroga Act Victims’ Compensation Fund.
Mr. Rosasco’s comments were met with applause by the countless 9/11 victims present at the hearings, and welcomed by Dr. Howard and the other Federal rule-makers.