Cancer-stricken WTC worker gets $0 settlement check


SUSAN EDELMAN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
New York Post
July 31, 2011

Cancer-stricken Ground Zero worker Edgar Galvis has finally received a compensation check — for zero dollars.

The 51-year-old Queens man, who suffered sinus problems and then throat cancer after months of removing toxic debris from the World Financial Center, was relieved to get a check in the mail for his court settlement with Merrill Lynch, whose offices he had cleaned.

But he was stunned when he saw the amount: $0.00.

His award had been $10,005, but his lawyers at the firm Worby, Groner, Edelman & Napoli Bern lopped off $2,579 for unitemized legal expenses.

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