US Government - Lawyers and
April 17, 2007
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the US
Government for allegedly withholding payment of medical
costs to Cold War veterans exposed to nuclear weapons.
The suit was filed on behalf of veterans who became ill
after making bombs for the country’s nuclear arsenal.
The lawsuit claims Labor Department officials are
denying, delaying, and limiting doctors’ orders to
provide high levels of home nursing care for severely
ill and dying weapons workers. Some workers have had to
wait seven months or more for their care to be approved,
and then at a level less than their doctors’ ordered.
The workers are eligible for the home health care as
part of a compensation program created by federal law in
2001, when the government acknowledged, after decades of
denials, that nuclear weapons workers had faced health
risks that were sometimes hidden from them.
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