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City's Autopsy Requirement Conflicts With State Law

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 150 | 0 | 12 min read

The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that a city could not require a firefighter’s widow to provide an autopsy report linking his death to his job before she could claim benefits under an injury program. Case: Pryor v. City of Memphis, No. W2018-01353-COA-R3-CV, 01/31/2020, published. Facts: Terrance Pryor worked for the City of Memphis as a firefighter. At the time of his hiring, Pryor underwent a physical examination that did not reveal signs of hypertension or heart disease. On May 24, 2015, he began a 24-hour shift and responded to five calls as a battalion chief. His duties did n...

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