Sunday, June 3, 2007
AM New York reports that a policeman who worked more than 100 hours of rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD. The suit alleges that the policeman's sarcoidosis was caused by inhalation of 9/11 dust, and that the NYPD has refused to classify the condition as line-of-duty injuries. The story notes that firefighters, by contrast, are being granted line-of-duty injury status for sarcoidosis. Moreover, just over a week ago, the New York Times reported that the New York medical examiner officially has listed dust from the Twin Towers as a "contributory cause" of the sarcoidosis of a civil rights lawyer fleeing the scene.