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No Benefits for Firefighter Who Didn't File Claim After 1st Diagnosis of Heart Disease

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 377 | 0 | 4 min read

The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a firefighter was not entitled to benefits for heart disease because he failed to file a claim within one year of his first diagnosis. Case: Brocuglio v. Thompsonville Fire District #2, No. AC 41237, 06/25/2019, published. Facts: Thomas Brocuglio Sr. worked for the Thompsonville Fire District #2 as a full-time firefighter. In 2000, Brocuglio was hospitalized, treated and informed that he suffered from heart disease in the form of pericarditis. He used sick days to cover the days he missed, and he underwent another fitness-for-duty exam before ...

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