November 23, 2010
9/11 cleanup workers settle toxic dust lawsuit
More than 95 per cent of workers who sued after being exposed to toxic dust after the World Trade Center fell have joined a legal settlement that will pay more than 10,000 of them hundreds of millions of dollars, officials announced Nov. 19.
The overwhelming acceptance of the deal will mean an end to the bulk of litigation over New York City’s failure to provide protective equipment to the construction workers, police officers and firefighters who spent months clearing and sifting rubble after Sept. 11.
Thousands sued, claiming that the ash and soot at the site got into their lungs and made them sick.
Plaintiffs’ lawyer Paul Napoli called the settlement “the best result, given the uncertainty of protracted litigation.”
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