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The 51-year-old Queens man, who suffered sinus problems and then throat cancer after months of removing toxic debris from the World Financial Center, was relieved to get a check in the mail for his court settlement with Merrill Lynch, whose offices he had cleaned.
But he was stunned when he saw the amount: $0.00.
Galvis said he toiled 16 hours a day for six months in a jumpsuit and paper mask that would tear when he sweated. At $8 an hour, he made close to $800 a week.
It just goes to show that these big corporations put profit over people, and in the end this money will probably go to cover some rich executives retreat to the bahamas.
Had the Post been interested in the truth, it would have reported that plaintiff Edgar Galvis has received tens of thousands of dollars in WTC settlements and that he is set to receive tens of thousands more now that review of his claim by the Allocation Neutral is complete and has been approved. Mr. Galvis’ Merrill Lynch settlement occurred and was finalized before his diagnosis with tonsilar cancer in August of 2010, but contrary to the Post article, Napoli explains that “Mr. Galvis’ claim for the cancer has been submitted to the Settlement Allocation Neutral as part of his claim and we were actually able to secure a greater amount in settlement with the City than Mr. Galvis had initially requested, additional tens of thousands of dollars he will receive upon payment of the City claim.”
Jim Fay, a former Port Authority police officer and first-responder on 9/11, became upset at last night's town hall meeting, which was called to explain to the public the parameters of a $2.8 billion 9/11 victim compensation fund Congress approved last year.
Fay, 61, of Closter in Bergen County, had just found out the fund covered carpel tunnel syndrome, but also knew that federal officials on Tuesday said cancer victims were not eligible for compensation because a review had found no clear evidence of a causal link between cancers and the dust, debris and chemicals taken in by so many in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
reply to post by boncho
Yeah it sounds alot like the gulf clean up account, that was a bit short on the coverage, and VERY generous on the PR.
The father of two, who lives in Glendale with his fiancée and her two kids, said he had to sell his car and relies on relatives for rent. "I get collection agencies whenever I open the mail. What little credit I had I don't have anymore," he said.