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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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