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Governor Signs Firefighter Cancer Presumption

Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 0

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced that he signed a state budget bill that includes a provision creating a presumption that a firefighter’s cancer diagnosis is a result of hazardous employment unless proven otherwise. “Creating this presumption will make it more difficult for firefighters to have these claims denied,” the governor’s office said in a statement. “It applies to any uniformed member of a paid municipal, state or volunteer fire department, as well as local fire marshals, deputy fire marshals, fire investigators, fire inspectors&nb...

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