Doctors, 9/11 Responders Call For Covering Neuropathy Under Zadroga Act
Citing a new study, doctors at a Long Island hospital are pushing for more health care coverage for 9/11 first responders.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, 9/11 first responders suffer from neuropathy, commonly known as nerve damage at a rate 15 times higher than normal.
And it’s a condition that is not, but it should be, covered under the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, according to doctors who conducted the study at Long Island’s Winthrop University Hopsital.
First responders and their doctors are calling for neuropathy to be included in coverage under the Zadroga Act.
Late last year, Congress passed legislation that extended federal health monitoring and treatment to Sept. 11 first responders through 2090.
Couresty by CBS New York
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