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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Good news for Lab workers!

 I’ve just made significant news on 3-24-2016 re LLNL workers, news which could
positively impact several hundred of the 691 prior denied Part B cancer claims,
 and perhaps hundreds more who have not even filed. 
For many years LLNL workers, or their survivors, only had the benefit of a Special
 Exposure Cohort rule, part of the EEOICPA entitlement program, for certain specified
 cancer claims if they worked at LLNL for 250 days during the 1950 through 1973 period.

In October 2014 I filed a new petition to create an expanded Special Exposure Cohort
  for LLNL workers. The benefit of the Cohort is that the claimant gets a legal presumption,
under certain prescribed conditions, that radiation was the cause of the cancer.
 Thus, the claimant does not have the burden of that proof.   That petition I filed would
 potentially cover the entire period from 1974 through 2014.  My petition was accepted
 for study in January 2015, but was slightly narrowed by the government agency to cover
1974 through 1995.

This week, in Tampa, Florida, the Presidential Advisory Board, known as ABRWH
 (Advisory Board on Radiation Worker Health), which works under the Secretary
of Health & Human Services,  unanimously granted their advisory approval
of my petition re LLNL workers to now cover all employees from 1974 through 1989,
thus  a sixteen year expansion of potential claims from the earlier 1950-73 period.
 It becomes law in late June and will be implemented by August. 
Thus, the combined Cohorts cover forty years of workers.
  The remaining years, 1990 through 1995, and perhaps even later, are still under
 study and likely won’t have a resolution until 2017 or later.

The stats in the link immediately below brings your readers up to date on how
 many claims have been processed, paid or denied for Part B and E claims for LLNL
 workers.  The two links which follow are for Sandia Lab, Livermore,
 and for Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

This link below is a graph showing benefits paid for Lawrence Livermore
 since the outset of this program. You can easily see from the graph that in mid 2008,
synonymous with the first Special Exposure Cohort (1950-73) there was a dramatic
 ramp up in awards thereafter.   I anticipate a similar ramp up later this year when
 the impacts of today’s new rules go into effect.

My purpose in communicating to your LLNL blog site today is to make your readers
 aware of these new benefits to literally thousands more workers who might have
 become ill after working at LLNL.  Of course I’d like all of them to contact me,
phone, mail, or email.   Whether they filed a claim and were denied, or have pending
 claims, or have never filed, I am happy to provide them guidance and my expert help.
 If the worker is deceased, direct survivors can be eligible, such as a surviving spouse.
If none, then children, including stepchildren. The survivor chain can go up to
 grandparents and down to grandchildren.

Though I focus on cancer claims, I also take some claims involving non cancer
 respiratory and kidney diseases.

My web site is WWW.FROWISS.ORG  and I have no unhappy clients.
My fee is miniscule, 2% if they win, nothing if they don’t.
   It’s worth every penny having a professional expert taking care of all
of this for sick claimants and their families in this red tape nightmare, typical
 of most government programs.   I’m not an attorney and this is not a lawsuit
 or action involving any court.  The BBB has granted me an A+ rating for many
 years now, reflective of the fact that I have no unhappy clients and have done
about 2,400 paid claims, amounting to about $500 million in awards to my clients.
 Nationally, the EEOICPA program has paid out about $12 billion since it began in 2001.

I’m an independent claims advocate, a professional, specializing in helping workers
 and survivors of workers who had been employed in the nation’s nuclear weapons
 development program, originally known as the Manhattan Project.
 The illness compensation entitlement program is called EEOICPA and has existed
under Federal law since 2001.  For the past eight years I’ve been doing these
 claims nationwide, about 2,400 of them, but I focus on certain national labs
 and test sites.  In the Bay area, my main focus are the Lawrence Labs at
 Livermore and Berkeley, and the Sandia Lab in Livermore.
 I’ve helped hundreds of these families with cancer claims.  I’ve known all these
facilities since the 1960’s as the “RAD LABS”, as I used to provide all of them
instrumentation solutions in a prior career as a technology entrepreneur.

I am also considering sponsoring a new SEC petition for the SLAC facility,
but I need help from current or former employees there who have found
 that the dose reconstructions or dosimetry evidence is faulty, that evidence
 has been altered, or that health endangerment has occurred due to lack of
 adequate internal or external radiation monitoring or lack of air monitors in the
 appropriate worker locations.

Albert B. Frowiss, Sr.
Independent Claims Advocate, EEOICPA
P.O. Box 909
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858.756.1494 phone and fax

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