9/11 Responders To Get Cancer Coverage Under Proposed Rule

Law360, Los Angeles (June 8, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- First responders to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks who developed certain cancers after they were exposed to toxic dust and debris following the World Trade Center collapse would receive medical coverage for treatment of the disease, according to a federal rule released Friday

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said in a filing that 9/11 victims who have contracted dozens of cancers as a result of the attacks should be eligible for coverage in a compensation fund enacted by Congress. The fund covers latent...
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