FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2007
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON MEDICAL EXAMINER'S DETERMINATION IN CASE OF DETECTIVE JAMES ZADROGA
"The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is an independent office whose staff make their judgments based on the medical evidence. Their determination in this case does nothing to change New York City's commitment to make sure that all who were affected by 9/11 get the health care they need. Just last month, we expanded the free, high-quality health services at the WTC Environmental Health Center at Bellevue Hospital - a Center of Excellence - to two new expansion sites. We will continue to push Congress to provide the Federal funding we need to care for those who are sick or may become sick and to expand research that will help to better understand the health impacts of the attacks, as well as re-open the Victim's Compensation Fund."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958