Judge Approves ‘Not Perfect’ Settlement for Ground Zero Workers

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Photo: Detective Greg Semendinger/NYC Police Aviation Unit via ABC News

The $712.5 million settlement for the more than 10,000 injured ground zero workers has been approved by Manhattan federal judge Alvin Hellerstein, who called the deal “fair, adequate, and reasonable.” Several of the victims objected to the agreement and claimed it shortchanged their ailments, to which Hellerstein, who referred to the pact as “not perfect,” offered: "I wish there was enough money so that anybody that had any kind of injury got compensated just because he was a hero on 9/11.” [NYP]