An FDNY firefighter who developed 9-11 related cancer, has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the city. Brian Kevan, 53, worked for months at the World Trade Center site following 9-11.
In 2019, Kevan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although he could have filed a claim with the federal Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), he opted to sue the city. The suit was filed on June 4, 2020 in New York County Supreme Court. A copy of the complaint is not available.
The settlement was funded through an entity, WTC Captive Insurance Co., created by Congress to help compensate the 10,000 Ground Zero responders. The $2.5 million payment includes attorneys fees.
Compensation through the VCF is the more common route that responders take for 9-11 related compensation. Those who file suit like Kevan are prohibited from filing a VCF claim. More on the story.