Report: NYC argues 9/11 FF's cancers were caused from drinking, fights disability pension

The Fire Pension Fund argued that Joe Daly’s cancers were caused by chronic alcohol drinking


By Irene Spezzamonte
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York City Fire Pension Fund claims that a 22-year FDNY veteran’s cancers were caused by chronic drinking and are not 9/11 related, and is fighting his request for full disability pension, according to a Daily News report.

Joe Daly, 68, of Long Island, already fought bladder cancer, liver cancer and received a liver transplant and he is now undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer, which were all previously considered 9/11 related, according to the report.

Supreme Court Justice Katherine Levine ordered the Fire Pension Fund to provide the first responder tax-free disability. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)
Supreme Court Justice Katherine Levine ordered the Fire Pension Fund to provide the first responder tax-free disability. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)

The Fire Pension Fund argued that Daly’s cancers were caused by chronic drinking, according to the News.

Daly, who has never been considered an alcoholic, sued in order to get full disability and Supreme Court Justice Katherine Levine ordered the fund to provide the first responder tax-free disability, according to report.

The Fire Pension Fund, however, still doesn’t agree and is considering an appeal, the News reports.

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©2019 Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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