WTC Plaintiff’s Attorneys “Thrilled” About Recommendation for Cancer Coverage in World Trade Center Health Program
NEW YORK, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The lawyers of Napoli Bern, LLP today applauded the proposal by Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, that the Program accept the entire set of recommendations issued previously by its Science/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) to provide coverage for certain types of cancer resulting from exposure to toxins released at Ground Zero.
Dr. Howard’s recommendations were issued in documents today (June 8, 2012); they will be subject to public review and comment for 30 days before being implemented. The Napoli firm served as Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel for the In re: World Trade Center Disaster Site Litigations and successfully negotiated a settlement on its clients behalf worth more than $800 million.
Senior Partner Paul J. Napoli issued the following statement: “My partners and all of the employees of our firm are so thrilled to learn of Dr. Howard’s recommendation that all of the suggested cancers identified for coverage should be included under the World Trade Center Health Program. Representing these brave heroes for more than eight years, we have seen the devastating impact of World Trade Center related injuries on our clients and their families. It is this tragic long-term fallout of the World Trade Center disaster that has driven our tireless work for so many years on these clients’ behalf.”
Paul J. Napoli
Napoli, Bern & Associates LLP
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