Tuesday, August 01, 2006
WTC workers may have developed serious respiratory problems.
According to this article, those who worked in the wreckage of the World Trade Center may have developed significant enough damage to their lungs to permanently impair their respiratory function. So, Bush lied -- he said that the wreckage was safe to work in. That's not surprising. What is surprising is that he would expose the US government -- and possibly himself -- to civil action. If I deceive someone, putting them at risk of developing health problems, and they then develop permanent limitations on their functional abilities, then I can be sued for the damage they have suffered as well as for compensation due to their reduced function. Given the number of WTC workers who may be affected, this could go well into the millions.