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Statutory Benefits for Firefighters With Cancer Do Not Apply Retroactively

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 0

A Florida appellate court ruled that a firefighter diagnosed with cancer before the effective date of Florida Statutes Section 112.1816 is not entitled to the benefits provided by the law. Case: Weaver v. Volusia County, No. 5D21-1620, 10/21/2022, published. Facts: Kathleen Weaver worked for Volusia County as a firefighter for 13 years. After she retired in 2012, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Although Weaver blamed her years of service for causing her cancer, she did not file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. In 2019, the Legislature passed Florida Statutes Section 11...

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