9/11 Responder Son Died from Exposure to Ground Zero as Officials Denied Connection

My son Jimmy, who was an NYPD detective, he was actually sick as soon as he got home. Three months after the event, I said to him, “You know, let’s go to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and go talk to, you know, the pulmonologist, the head pulmonologist in Columbia Presbyterian.” And I took him. We went to the hospital. The doctor sat with him for an hour or so and examined him and told us to come back in two weeks.

Well, when we came back in two weeks, the doctor brought us into his office, with nice cushioned chairs and everything, and sat us down and just said to Jimmy, “I’m not going to treat you.” And we were shocked. And we said, “What do you mean, you’re not going to treat him?” He said, “No, I’m not going to treat him.” And he got up and walked out. And, you know, we were a little dumbfounded. And we looked at each other. We couldn’t understand why this doctor wouldn’t treat him. And as we were going down the elevator I said to Jimmy, I said, “Jimmy, this is going to be a long process.” I said, “And to tell you the truth, you’re screwed. They’re not going to take care of you.”

You know, the

— source democracynow.org | Sep 07, 2021

Nullius in verba

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