An article published this week in The Chief Leader reports that Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai and the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at The Mount Sinai Hospital is concerned that a large number of people who worked and lived in the exposure zone have yet to be screened for many illnesses, from cancer to respiratory illnesses, associated with the attacks.
Dr. Crane is also worried that those that have been screened have had their disability-pension applications rejected too quickly. New York city and state retirement systems have been denying more 9/11 related claims than are being approved. He is concerned for his patients because not only are they ill, but are now suffering the added stress of having to deal with extra bureaucracy in order to receive what they are entitled to.
Many of Dr. Crane’s patients have hired attorneys to help sort through and deal with all the paperwork and the many issues that arise throughout the disability claims and pension system process.
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