Sept. 11 Cleanup Workers Get New Shot to Sue

Claims arose from exposure to toxic or harmful substances during 9/11 cleanup efforts, where EPA said air was safe to breathe
Sept. 11 Cleanup Workers Get New Shot to Sue

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by Adam Klasfeld | Courthouse News | July 10, 2014


World Trade Center cleanup workers who answered “none” when asked them about their “diagnosed” injuries can still seek compensation for ailments their doctors have not identified, the 2nd Circuit ruled Thursday.

The court’s unanimous decision reinstates 211 plaintiffs in litigation involving the thousands who participated in rescue, recovery and cleanup operations after the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein had thrown out their cases based on their responses to an ambiguous questionnaire, according to the ruling.

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