Thousands of rescue and cleanup workers who sued New York City over damaging health effects of working at the World Trade Center following 9/11 have reached a settlement with the city.
Ten thousand plaintiffs were awarded around $650 million dollars; each individual amount received depends on the severity of the illness. We hear from Fred Mogul, a health care and medicine reporter for WNYC radio, and Glenn Klein, one of the plaintiffs in the case. Klein is a retired NYPD officer who was onsite on September 11, 2001, and during the eight month rescue and cleanup effort. He has since been diagnosed with several serious health problems.