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Officer Can't Claim Presumption for Hypertension

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 0

A Florida appellate court ruled that evidence precluded a law enforcement officer's claim of industrial causation for high blood pressure. Case: Holcombe v. City of Naples, No. 1D20-565, 09/15/2021, published. Facts: Joshua Holcombe underwent a liver transplant at 16 and had to take anti-rejection medications until 2003. He experienced secondary hypertension as a side effect of the medications, but it resolved after he stopped taking the drugs. In 2007, the City of Naples hired Holcombe as a law enforcement officer. He underwent a pre-employment physical examination, during which he&nbs...

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