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Monday, January 9, 2012
Lawsuits on behalf of FEMA workers?
Would like to know if there is any class action suits, etc concerning respiratory/health problems from cleanup, or, in my case, contract workers that signed people into the trailers immediately after the storm. I have had severe health problems - sarcoidosis, rashes, respiratory problems, heart problems - since doing the work. I am positive it is due to spending so much time in the trailers prepping them and signing people into them and following up with inspections in the trailers.