World Trade Center

New York, NY: (May-24-07) The death toll resulting from the 9-11 incident in New York officially went up to 2,750, after Felicia Dunn-Jones, a 42-year-old attorney, died of lung disease five months after Sept. 11. Dunn-Jones was added on the medical examiner's list of attack victims. Dunn-Jones' death, caused by sarcoidosis, a disease that causes inflammation and scarring in the lungs, was the first time the city has officially linked a death to the toxic dust caused by the World Trade Center's collapse. A class action lawsuit has claimed dozens of deaths have been caused by exposure to toxic trade center dust.

A New Jersey medical examiner last year ruled that the January 2006 death of a retired police detective, 34-year-old James Zadroga, was directly related to his work at ground zero on and after Sept. 11. In a settlement with the federal government, Dunn-Jones' estate received a $2.6 million death benefit from a federal fund to compensate victims' families. [WASHINGTON TIMES: 9-11 LUNG DEATH]

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I was told I have sarcoidosis when I was 27 years of age I was in Russell hospital for 30 days being treated for pheonia 'flu] they gave me 2 aids test Ii was told by the doctor I don't know whats wrong with you so i'm sending you to humana west in Montgomery Alabama I was working in the nursing home bathing patients and we had to use this chemical that we had to add water because it was so strong I would cough and cough the adminastator took my temp I had a fever so I was fine until I started working on the bath team when I was on the hall I was fine wasn't sick when our exam came up that's when they said they saw something in my lungs I always wondered why I got sick

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