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Heirs of Cancer-Stricken Firefighter Not Entitled to Presumption

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 0

A Texas appellate court overturned an award of benefits to the heirs of a firefighter who died from pancreatic cancer, finding they were not entitled to a statutory presumption that the firefighter’s cancer developed during the course and scope of his employment. Case: City of Stephenville v. Belew, No. 11-22-00273-CV, 03/07/2024, published. Facts: Michael Belew worked as a firefighter for the City of Stephenville. He died in 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Belew received periodic physical examinations that never revealed any evidence of the development of pancreatic ...

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