Authors Tom Teicholz & William H. Groner on “9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders”

Overnight America
Wednesday, November 13th
9/12 is the saga of the epic nine-year legal battle waged by William H. Groner against the City of New York and its contractors on behalf of the more than ten thousand first responders who became ill as a result of working on the Ground Zero cleanup. Their selfless bravery and humanity were rewarded with horrible health issues resulting from the toxic stew of chemicals present in the dust and debris that government officials had assured them was safe. Groner was a lead attorney in the mass tort litigation and fought for the responders to receive an eventual aggregate award of $800 million. Journalist Tom Teicholz helps him tell the story, which weaves together Groner’s firsthand account with glimpses into the first responders’ lives as they try to understand and overcome their illnesses. They join host Ryan Wrecker for the full hour live in-studio.