A police pension board in New York has been ordered by a Manhattan judge to re-examine its denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a police officer who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress after the 9/11 terror attacks.

New York Supreme Court Justice Paul G. Feinman held in McAdams v. Kelly, 101457/07, that Joseph E. McAdams, an attorney who joined the New York Police Department in 1996 and retired as a sergeant in 2005, had met “his burden of establishing a disability and that the disability is causally related to an injury sustained in the line of duty.”

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