Wednesday, Mar 21st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News 9/11 Related Court finds 9/11 toxins likely caused NYPD Officer Frank Macri's fatal cancer

Court finds 9/11 toxins likely caused NYPD Officer Frank Macri's fatal cancer

E-mail Print PDF

9.11 toxins caused police officer's cancerThe widow of a city cop killed by lung cancer after two months of toxic post-9/11 duty won a bitter four-year fight Tuesday to collect enhanced line-of-duty death benefits.

The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court ruled in favor of Nilda Macri, whose husband Frank was an iron-pumping, non-smoking housing officer known for his buff physique.

“I’m so happy he’s finally acknowledged,” said a teary Nilda Macri after the victory that could benefit other World Trade Center first responders battling cancer.

The decision overturned rulings by the police Medical Board and the Police Pension Fund Board that Macri’s lethal cancer was pre-existing — despite a clean X-ray taken when the hero first responder was injured by debris from the falling towers on 9/11.

“There is no evidence to support the medical board’s conclusion ...that Macri’s cancer was pre-existing,” the court said in a 10-page ruling. “Indeed, there is evidence that just the opposite was the case.”

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association head Patrick Lynch said the appeals court ruling was crucial for other ailing first responders fighting the same benefits battle.


Most Recent Related Stories...

13 Russians Indicted For Allegedly Interfering in Elections

Mueller'd grand jury indcts 13 Russians for election telegram Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and...

EPA changes its story on Pruitt's first-class travel

EPA cahnges story on Pruitt travel waver EPA on Wednesday retracted its claim that Administrator Scott Pruitt has received a “blanket waiver” to...

John Kelly orders changes to the White House security clearance process

John Kelly sens memo about clearancesWhite House chief of staff John Kelly has ordered sweeping changes to the White House's security...

Fired Official Was Exploring Resolution to 9/11 Case Precluding Death Penalty

Harvey Rishikov, suddenly fired by PentagonBefore his sudden firing last week, the Pentagon official who oversaw military commission trials at Guantánamo...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!