Giving 9/11 Funds To Sick Workers Proving Very Complicated
The Associated Press examines the effort to distribute money from a $2.7 billion fund to ground zero responders and others who became ill after the terrorist attacks.
The Associated Press/Washington Post: Those Charged With Doling Out Money To Sick 9/11 Workers Face Complicated Task
Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the "queen of torts" for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. But she may be up against her most daunting task to date. Since Attorney General Eric Holder appointed her special master of a Sept. 11 victims' compensation fund in May 2011, Birnbaum has been responsible for evenhandedly distributing $2.7 billion to ground zero responders and others who became ill after being exposed to dust and ash from the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center. The problem is, she doesn't quite know how many people will be eligible for compensation (9/7).
The Associated Press/Washington Post: Key Facts About The 9/11 Health And Compensation Act For Ground Zero Workers Who Fell Ill
Some key information about the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which went into effect a year ago to aid ground zero responders and others who became ill after being exposed to dust and ash at the World Trade Center site (9/7).