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 Marc Jay Bern issued the following statement: “I applaud Paul Napoli, our Senior Partner and lead lawyer for the victims of 9/11 in his tireless efforts over the past eight-plus years to ensure that justice prevailed for all of the victims of 9/11. Today’s ruling would never have been possible without Paul Napoli’s selfless efforts in the civil litigation and in his continuing support of our clients’ rights under the Zadroga Act. All of the firm’s 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, we have seen the devastating impact of World Trade Center related injuries on our clients and their families and 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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