The New York State Department of Health has launched an investigation due
to a possible cancer cluster in a small town in Ulster County.
So far, six kids that live in the same area, Highland, NY, have been diagnosed
with childhood cancer in the past 20 months.
Paul Hansut, Highland Town Supervisor, showed his concern and noted that
the land has had a rich history of farming. He told CBS 2's Don Champion,
" “They would be spraying in the back and picking the apples
and all that kind of stuff. You never really thought about it at that
time,” Hansut told Champion. “I don’t know if that has
anything to do with it. That’s kind of why we’re hoping to get some
data collection and get some experts in.”
It has not been said how long the investigation will take. In the meantime
the children's parents will be interviewed and the city's water
has been checked with no problems found.
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor would like to wish the children a
safe and speedy recovery and send our thoughts to the friends and family.
For more information see our blog
Injuries to Children and What it Means to Obtaining Legal Compensation.